In 2010, Resene was awarded the Marketplace award, a special commendation for being a finalist in all categories (the only company to achieve that) and the overall Exemplar award - large business.
In 2010, Resene won the Sustainable Business of the Year Award and the Trailblazer - Large & Corporate Business Award at the National Sustainable Network Awards and at the Sustainable Business Network Central Awards.
This award recognises Resene as a business who has sustainability as a strategic part of their business operations, products and services and is a business innovator and leader positioned to maintain market advantages while providing ecological, social and financial dividends.
For Resene, our sustainability journey started in the 1950s with the introduction of the first waterbased paint in Australasia, well before the term 'sustainability' was even coined. And like any good journey, we continue to build on our efforts and traditions.
In 2008, Resene won the Trailblazer - Large & Corporate Business Award at the Sustainable Business Network - National Awards and also won the Trailblazer - Large & Corporate Business Award at the Sustainable Business Network Central
In the AGM Specifier Choice Awards, Resene was voted Best Interior Paint, Best Exterior Paint and given the Supreme Award across all categories. Readers of Architecture NZ magazine voted Resene best interior paint in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005; and best exterior paint in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The reader awards have not run since 2005.
Resene was awarded a Green Gold award for sustainability in the Wellington Gold Awards 2009.
Resene won a Gold Award in the Wellington Business Awards in 2004, celebrating the positive impact Resene has had on the manufacturing and industrial sector.
The Resene PaintWise programme has been recognised as a breakthrough in environment focused programs receiving the Business Environmental Leadership Award in the ARC Environmental Awards 2005 and an Award for Excellence in the Environmental Packaging Awards 2005. In 2006, Resene won a Rodney WasteWise award, was finalist in the Wellington Sustainable Business Network Awards and was Highly Commended in the Waikato Sustainable Business Awards.
Resene won a Rodney District WasteWise Award in 2006. Resene was also named a finalist in the SBN Central Get Sustainable Challenge awards and was highly commended in the SBN Waikato Get Sustainable Challenge awards in 2006.
Winner of the Industrial Research Ltd’s (IRL) What’s Your Problem New Zealand? competition 2009.
Resene ColorShops have regularly been named as finalists in the Top Shop awards, with some going on to win their category, including New Plymouth Resene ColorShop in 2004, Marion Street in 2005 and Johnsonville in 2006.
Twice a TVNZ Marketing Awards finalist, the Resene EzyPaint virtual painting software was the first downloadable virtual painting software available free to decorators and specifiers.
The Resene website has won many HitWise awards based on the number of visits.
Resene was awarded an Auckland City Community Safety Award - Commerce in 2010.
Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards 2010 Supreme Awards Winner
Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards 2010 Sustainable Winner
Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards 2010 Manufacturing Winner
Winner Best Kids Decor 2011, Winner Best Kids Decor 2012
Superbrands award winner 2012-2019
To celebrate 30 years in business in the New Zealand market, Trends launched Trends Top 30 New Zealand Homes.
Congratulations to Resene Paints as a supplier to fourteen of the selected projects. View Resene's award certificate.
The Trends Top 30 New Zealand New Homes are appraised by a Trends panel on the basis of excellence in design, function, product specification and style.
To celebrate 30 years in business in the New Zealand market, Trends launched Trends Top 30 New Zealand Kitchens.
Congratulations to Resene Paints as a supplier to six of the selected projects. View Resene's award certificate.
The Trends Top 30 New Zealand Kitchens are appraised by a Trends panel on the basis of excellence in design, function, product specification and style.
Gold Medal Winner 2016 for Speciality Products – for The Range Whites & Neutrals fandeck
Gold Medal Winner 2015 for Promotional Print – Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path chart.
Gold Award Winner 2013 for Specialty Products – Specialty finishing products
Gold Award Winner 2013 for Promotional Print – Resene KidzColour
Resene Kidz Cards
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Gold Award Winner 2013 for promotional Print - Catalogues and Leaflets
Resene Kidz Cards
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Professor Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, awarded Resene the winning prize in Industrial Research Ltd's (IRL) What's Your Problem New Zealand? competition
Resene was awarded up to $1 million in IRL R&D services to develop premium waterborne paints based on resins made from up to 80 per cent sustainable ingredients, breaking the long term reliance on gas and oil for high performance paints.
Resene Managing Director Nick Nightingale says "This competition presented an amazing opportunity for Resene to team its commercial experience with world leading science and revolutionise an industry. We're committed to sustainable developments and we took a bold idea to the judges and showed them how it can be realised with IRL".
The What's Your Problem New Zealand? competition sought to raise the profile of R&D and encourage local firms to improve long term productivity and profitability through increased R&D investment.
Resene has been family owned since it started in 1946. Ted Nightingale started Resene in his garage, later passing the reigns onto his son Tony, who passed the reins on many years later to his son, Nick.
Tony's hard work and dedication has been acknowledged with his acceptance into the Business Hall of Fame. Tony Nightingale (1939-2003) was an innovator, taking Resene multinational, introducing new products, processes and colour systems. Tony was passionate about paint and colour, with a knack for developing technologies and ideas that had never been seen before in the paint market.