Inspiring business success, achieve it through the Awards entry process and inspire others to do the same

ENTRIES OPENThe New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Northland is calling for entrants for the 2016 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards.  There is no cost to enter the awards, you do not need to be a member of the Chamber and there are significant benefits to entering.

“We are celebrating business success in Northland and believe that all entrants benefit from participating in the awards. The awards allow each business to unlock their secrets to success by examining themselves, identifying their strengths and weaknesses and developing plans to further improve their businesses.” says New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Northland CEO Tony Collins.  “It’s about recognising the pursuit of excellence is never-ending and how business is a constant process of improvement”.

“As well as raising their business profile and celebrating their success, each category winner receives a marketing and media package valued at over $2,500 to add value back into the business and promote their win,” continues Mr Collins.

Businesses are grouped and measured against businesses of similar scale to ensure like sized is evaluated against each other.   As with last year there is a category that recognises the role innovation plays in making great businesses and all entrants will also be eligible to be considered for the Innovate Northland category that celebrates a great idea.

No one knows a business better than those who own, operate or work within that business each and every day.  What these people may not know is the best way to express this knowledge is within the entry format and in a manner that allows for it to be judged against the assessment criterion.  To demystify the entry process the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Northland, in partnership with Westpac, will run a series of workshops throughout Northland to walk the entrant through the process.

“In the past there have been some outstanding entrants and winners from outlying districts.  We would like to see this strong regional representation continue.  If you know of a business that you believe would benefit from this event, please encourage them to enter” says Mr Collins.


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