About the Awards

Celebrating business excellence and recognise the contributions made to the regional business environment.

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Awards Presentation & Celebration Evening

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Key Dates & Entrant Coaching Clinics

All key dates and coaching clinic dates!

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Award Categories

Choose from 16 different categories

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Meet all the media, category, partner & event sponsors involved in the 2024 awards

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About The Awards

For 47 years, The Northland Business Excellence Awards has held pride of place in the Northland business events calendar. Organised by NorthChamber and supported through the years by generous and cheerleaders of the Northland business community, it offers local businesses big and small an incredible opportunity to measure, recognise, and honour business excellence.

With the exception of 2020, the year of Covid-19 when the awards took on a more community-based format under the name Northland Business Champions, NorthChamber has used the platform created by the Awards process to encourage businesses to undergo independent evaluation through the entry process showcasing successful, profitable businesses and spotlighting their outstanding achievements.

Why should my business enter?

The Business Awards are here to help develop a framework of excellent business practice in Tai Tokerau.

The entry is loosely based off of the International Baldridge Business Excellence Criteria which takes entrants through a robust and detailed ‘warrant of fitness’ on their business, helping develop capability, build resilience and recognising and rewarding excellent performance from local businesses.

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