Who is eligible?

Best Managed Companies is a programme for privately-owned enterprises, co-operatives, Māori businesses or family businesses that have developed a strong, recognised brand. They will be able to demonstrate a proactive approach towards improvement for achieving further growth, and have developed strong governance frameworks.

Ideally companies will align with the below guidelines:

  • Headquartered in New Zealand
  • Privately owned
  • In operation for more than three years (with financial documentation)
  • Can demonstrate revenue greater than NZD$75 million in the most recent year of business

Companies not eligible for New Zealand’s Best Managed Companies:

  • Public companies
  • Foreign multinationals and their subsidiaries
  • Credit institutions / insurance companies / banks / Government-owned entities / public sector agencies
  • Charities and not-for-profit enterprise / societies
  • Partnerships / joint ventures
  • Private equity funds (Note: while private equity funds themselves are not eligible, companies they have invested in are still eligible)

    You can see our full terms and conditions here. If you’re unsure whether your company is eligible, or if you have any questions about our criteria, send us an email.

Contact us

Connect with the New Zealand Best Managed Companies team at nzbestmanaged@deloitte.co.nz or contact one of our Best Managed Leaders below.
Simon Chapman

Best Managed Companies Lead

Bill Hale

Partner - Deloitte Private