Spectacular export growth of hundreds of chicken and turkey products won Tegel Foods the Supreme Award at the 2014 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Auckland export awards.
Prime Minister John Key presented the award at the Langham hotel in Auckland also attended by Auckland Mayor Len Brown and ‘Minister for Business’, Steven Joyce.
The judges said Tegel has been an iconic brand in New Zealand for more than 50 years and began developing export markets 11 years ago.
Tegel products are grown and processed in New Zealand for the premium market. The company’s growth has come about following significant capital investment in plant and people, and adopting a structured export growth plan.
The judges of all the Export Award categories, said Tegel’s export growth over the past three years has been spectacular, and future growth prospects appear very strong.
Tegel also won the BDO Food & Beverage Exporter of the Year category award and was in competition for the Supreme Award with the winners of the other six categories.
Christine Cash is General Manager Strategy & Business Development at Tegel Foods, and is responsible for providing leadership across domestic sales, international sales, marketing and innovation.
Since joining Tegel in 1995, Christine has held a number of senior leadership roles including General Manager Export, Marketing Manager Commercial, and roles in Retail Marketing and Innovation. Her passion for business growth has led to a focus on innovation, customer and market development, contributing significantly to the success of Tegel’s international growth strategy.