Ākina wins Not for Profit Category in the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards!

Hot off the back of the Social Enterprise World Forum, the Ākina team attended the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards dinner last Wednesday night, and took home the Not for Profit Award!

Ākina wins Business Award AUT

AUT staff members posing with Rowan Yeoman and Louise Aitken from the Ākina Foundation


Our GM, Louise Aitken, proudly accepted the award on behalf of the entire Ākina team, and took the opportunity to not only thank AUT, but also challenge the 600-strong audience from the New Zealand government and business sector to continue to contribute to the growth of the social enterprise sector. 



Lou pointed out that New Zealand businesses spent $535 billion in expenditure during FY 15/16 and that if even a portion of this went to social enterprises, we would go a long way to address some of the social and environmental issues in our communities.


Congrats to other Award winners!