Leonie and John Hynds are among the 2017 Laureates being inducted into the prestigious Business Hall of Fame.
This honour recognizes John and Léonie’s significant contribution to the economic and social development of the country through manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure.
In addition to their contribution to business, John and Leonie have contributed significantly to the community and continue to do so through the Hynds Foundation.
John and Leonie set up a manufacturing operation in their backyard in Takanini, Auckland in 1973.
The Hynds Group is now made up of six business units in New Zealand and Australia employing over 700 people.
“Leonie and I are thrilled to receive this honour,” says John.
“But we are particularly pleased as it recognises our company, and the many people we have employed both previously and now, who have contributed to its ongoing success.”
The Hall of Fame was set up in 1994 by the Young Enterprise Trust, and Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
A Gala Dinner celebrating the new inductees will be held at The Langham on July, 27, 2017. More information:www.businesshalloffame.co.nz.