Because nothing happens in business until a sale is made, and every business in New Zealand, from SME’s to large enterprises, has a sales function.  Any team or individual can enter and win the New Zealand Excellence in Sales Awards (NZESA).

There is nothing more powerful you can do in driving sales improvement in your organisation than shining the light on your sales individuals and teams by nominating them for the annual New Zealand Excellence in Sales Awards (NZESA).  Put together by the New Zealand Institute of Sales, the New Zealand Excellence in Sales Awards (NZESA) represents the pinnacle of recognition for sales achievement in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Excellence in Sales Awards (NZESA) rewards individuals and teams who are demonstrating evidence of best practices and outstanding salesmanship achievements in all aspects of sales strategy, planning and execution.

The New Zealand Excellence in Sales Awards (NZESA) is supported by industry leaders and sales practitioners across all industries of all sizes.  These awards are not the exclusive domain of big-business.

Key Dates

Nominations open

14th May 2018


Nominations close

11:59pm Friday 17th August 2018


Finalist shortlist announcement

Monday 10th September 2018


Finalist Judging

Monday 15th to Friday 19th, October 2018


Awards Event

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Great reasons to participate

  • Boost sales team motivation and morale by enabling employers to show the value placed on them
  • Provide drive and goals for sales staff by recognising and rewarding outstanding achievers and their use of best sales practice
  • Raise the status and importance of professional sales in your organisation by acknowledging the vital role played by sales professionals in your business
  • Enhances career development within your organisation by using the New Zealand Institute of Sales and sales generally as a career path
  • Help you and your business grab a competitive advantage from your competitors by providing independent validation of your sales talent and achievements
  • Entertain your clients: relationships take effort, what better way to cement a client relationship.  After-all, you succeed because of them
  • Inspire and motivate your staff : give your staff a reward for their hard work.  To be nominated in itself makes you a winner
  • Excellent networking opportunities with peers in the profession, within and outside your industry

Nominations open on Monday 14th May 2018








The New Zealand Excellence in Sales Awards (NZESA) represents New Zealand’s highest level of recognition for outstanding sales achievements.

Sponsoring the NZESA can impact significantly on awareness of your brand, raising your profile and creating a variety of new opportunities for your company.  Your support of the NZESA demonstrates your company’s commitment to professional selling, adopting ethical standards, working with integrity, optimum staff management and development, and the creation of a win-win relationship with clients.  These elements apply from the smallest company to the largest enterprise sales team.

The New Zealand Excellence in Sales Awards (NZESA) is supported in its aims by sponsors and supporting partners, all helping to deliver a program of benchmarking, rigorous judging and thought-leadership that culminates at the awards event.

By aligning with the New Zealand Excellence in Sales Awards (NZESA) your company is demonstrating its commitment to professionalised sales.