QCONZ partners with NZFAI
Date: March 2, 2023
The Team at QCONZ is very proud, and excited, to announce that we’ve been chosen by New Zealand Farm Assurance Incorporated (NZFAI) and their Members to deliver audits and associated services for their programmes from 1 October 2023.
This work represents an important contribution to continued growth and scope expansion for us. Scheduled to start later this year, our services will encompass sheep, beef, deer and wool.
We will be working hard to provide NZFAI with high quality services, expertise and technology solutions that help meet the current and future needs of the red meat and wool sectors.
Working alongside NZFAI and their member companies is a key goal for us. We fully recognise and acknowledge the associated responsibility, and the faith that NZFAI is placing in us to deliver their programmes.
This business growth will offer variety and personal development opportunities for our audit team and allow us to deliver greater efficiency gains for NZFAI and our existing clients.
But first we’ll take a brief moment to celebrate.
Click to learn more about the NZFAP programmes https://www.nzfap.com/
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