Roy Morgan Research has revealed the winners of its third annual Customer Satisfaction Awards at a gala dinner in Melbourne.
Michele Levine, CEO of Roy Morgan Research, presented 39 awards to businesses that topped their respective fields with outstanding levels of customer satisfaction, as judged by more than 50,000 consumers and 22,000 business decision-makers throughout 2013.
Some businesses — including Internode, Apple iPhone, Williams, The Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi — confirmed their reputations for outstanding service with their third consecutive win, while others celebrated for the first time. Southern Phone scored its first Home Phone Provider of the Year award, while Foodland trumped previous two-time winner ALDI for the Supermarket of the Year award.
Although Virgin Australia ceded Domestic Airline of the Year to Qantas in a close contest, it emerged victorious as the inaugural Domestic Business Airline of the Year. The other new award, Service Station of the Year, went to 7-Eleven, winning 12 out of the 12 months in 2013.
Scoring similarly emphatic wins, Myer retained the title of Department Store of the Year and Guardian won its second Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year.
There was significant turnover in the ever-eventful Banking and Finance industry. CUA nabbed Credit Union of the Year from 2012 winner Police & Nurse Credit Society, Teachers Health Fund won its first Private Health Insurer of the Year award and Greater Building Society lived up to its name, swiping Building Society of the Year from two-time victor Newcastle Permanent.
Business Banking was a little more stable, with Bendigo Bank clocking up its third year as Business Bank of the Year and Westpac also scoring a hat trick as Major Business Bank of the Year.
The Annual Customer Satisfaction Awards are based on 12 months of data from Roy Morgan’s Consumer Single Source survey, as well as Roy Morgan’s Business Single Source survey.
Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013 — Winners
|Car Manufacturer of the Year||
Bank of the Year
|Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank|
|Building Society of the Year||Greater Building Society|
|Credit Union of the Year||CUA|
|General Insurer of the Year||Defence Service Homes Insurance (DVA)|
|Major Bank of the Year||
|Private Health Insurer of the Year||Teachers Health Fund|
|Risk & Life Insurer of the Year||Real Insurance|
|Business Bank of the Year||Bendigo Bank|
|Business Insurer of the Year||Elders|
Business Superannuation Manager of the Year
|Major Business Bank of the Year||Westpac|
|Auto Store of the Year||Autobarn|
|Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year||Guardian|
|Clothing Store of the Year||
|Coffee Shop of the Year||Michel’s Patisserie|
|Department Store of the Year||Myer|
|Discount Department Store of the Year||Harris Scarfe|
|Discount Variety Store of the Year||The Reject Shop|
|Furniture/Electrical Store of the Year||The Good Guys|
|Hardware Store of the Year||Home Timber & Hardware|
|Music/Book Store of the Year||JB Hi-Fi|
|Service Station of the Year||7-Eleven|
|Shoe Store of the Year||Williams|
|Sports Store of the Year||Rebel Sport|
|Industry Superannuation Fund of the Year||Catholic Super|
|Retail Superannuation Fund of the Year||Plum|
|Supermarket of the Year||Foodland|
|Handset Provider of the Year||Apple iPhone|
|Home Internet Service Provider of the Year||Internode|
|Home Phone Provider of the Year||Southern Phone|
|Mobile Phone Service of the Year||amaysim|
|Domestic Airline of the Year||Qantas|
|Domestic Business Airline of the Year||Virgin Australia|
|Hotel and Resort of the Year||Sofitel|
|International Airline of the Year||Singapore Airlines|
|Electricity Provider of the Year||Integral Energy|
|Gas Provider of the Year||ActewAGL|
|Quick Service Restaurant of the Year||Subway|
Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research, says:
“Since their inception three years ago, the Roy Morgan Research Customer Satisfaction Awards have earned a reputation as the most accurate and reliable measure of customer satisfaction in the country.
“By aggregating 12 months’ worth of responses to our Consumer Single Source and Business Single Source surveys, Roy Morgan is able to identify and celebrate those businesses — large and small — that have outperformed their competitors in customer satisfaction.
“Congratulations to this year’s winners, whose continued commitment to satisfying their customers is setting industry standards and being recognised not only by consumers but by businesses around Australia.”
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
Alex Dalidakis Marketing Executive
Office: +61 (3) 9224 5209
Related research findings
Visit the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards website. This website monitors the ongoing movements in Customer Satisfaction for many businesses across different industries.
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