Northland Business Excellence Awards 2021
More FM Customer Choice Award
The Northern Advocate Hall of Fame Inductee
He Poutama Taitamariki Award

Northland Business Excellence Awards 2021

For 43 years, The Northland Business Excellence Awards has held pride of place in the Northland business events calendar. Organised by NorthChamber (The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Northland Incorporated) and supported through the years by generous sponsors and cheerleaders of the Northland business community., it offers local business big and small and 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?

  • Benchmark your business against your competitors.
  • Receive free independent feedback on your business from experts in their fields.
  • Add value to your strategic and business planning.
  • Energise, motivate and build your team for the future.
  • Strengthen your business capability.
  • Leverage off the multiple marketing and networking opportunities
  • Finalists and winners highlight your success to all your stakeholders. (Awards logos are available for marketing and promotion.)
  • Category winners receive a Media Prize, to promote their business. Courtesy of MediaWorks Northland and The Northern Advocate.

Key Dates for 2021

Entries & nominations open for Business Awards Categories
Thursday 29th April 2021 (Last day for entries: Friday 30th July 2021)

Entrant Coaching Clinics
Hosted regionally throughout May & June and Extra Entrant Coaching Clinics in July – refer to this page for dates and locations.

Nominations open for He Poutama Taitamariki Award (Youth Employee of the Year) Award
Opens date 1st June (Last day for nominations: Friday 17th September 2021)

Nominations open for the Te Mana Oranga Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Award
Opens date 1st July (Last day for nominations: Friday 3rd September 2021)

Entries open for More FM Customer Choice Nominations
Monday 2nd August 2021 (Last day for nominations: Friday 17th September 2021)

Call for Nominations to The Northern Advocate Business Hall of Fame
Monday 2nd August 2021 (Last day for nominations: Friday 17th September 2021)

Entrant Breakfasts
Hosted regionally throughout August – refer to this page for dates and locations.

Awards Presentation & Celebration evening
Friday 29th October 2021

Winners and Sponsors Networking Evening
Wednesday 17 November 2021

Monday 16th August 2021 – Friday 24th September 2021

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