Cooperative Business of the Year award

Cooperative Business of the Year award

FMG is delighted to be the inaugural winner of the Cooperative Business of the Year award.

The Award recognises the Cooperative/Mutual that has made the most significant and positive impact within the cooperative community over the past year.

“Co-operatives return value to their shareholders/members in many different ways - not just the bottom line. FMG leads the way here in New Zealand, no better example being its concern for the well-being of farmers and growers nationwide with its Farmstrong programme. In challenging economic times, Farmstrong is aiming to shift the focus of mental health from illness to wellness. 

“In addition, in true co-operative spirit, FMG has been fully involved in community investment with such programmes as principal sponsorship of the NZ Young Farmer of the Year, rural crime prevention advice and guidance, and support for farmers and growers by attending, hosting or sponsoring hundreds of rurally focussed events across New Zealand each year,” said NZ Co- Op Chief Executive Craig Presland.

FMG was recognised for its outstanding work inside the business as well. This included being named New Zealand’s Best Large Workplace in 2015.

“It was humbling to accept this award on behalf of FMG, particularly given the calibre of the other finalists,” said Chief Executive Chris Black.

Receiving this award is a real honour for the Mutual and recognises the commitment and good work of everyone who helps achieve the things we do on behalf of members and clients.