It’s time to celebrate business excellence in Northland

Entries are now open for the 2018 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 looking forward to meeting the 2018 award’s entrants as we support them through the entry process and encourage them on their journey of business excellence. The awards are a fantastic tool to help business owners identify their strengths and weaknesses, while developing their business model for future opportunities.” says New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Northland CEO Tony Collins. “It’s all about celebrating business success in Northland.”

“There are a number of opportunities for businesses to raise their profile and inspire their employees throughout the entry process. We enjoy seeing the entrants come together at the various networking opportunities and share their successes and ideas. There are many benefits for entrants and category winners; who will receive a marketing and media package valued at over $2,500 to promote their win and add value back into the business.” continues Mr Collins.

Entrants are grouped and measured against businesses of a similar scale using a modified version of the Baldridge System. This approach ensures there is an award category to suit businesses of all sizes. Businesses from the not for profit, innovation and creative industries are also celebrated alongside the business categories.

Entrants are encouraged to attend a free awards workshop, or arrange a one to one meeting at their business, to gain insight and tips on how to prepare their entry and learn more about what the judges are looking for. Ongoing support and advice is available to entrants from NZ Chambers of Commerce Northland throughout the entry process.

“The awards have celebrated winners from all over the region and from a range of sectors over the last 40 years. We are always left inspired by the passion business owners express as they share their story of doing business in Northland. If your business would benefit from entering the awards, please visit the awards website to start the 2018 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards journey.” says Mr Collins. 

For more information visit the awards website www.northlandbusinessawards.co.nz or contact
NZ Chambers of Commerce Northland on 09 438 4771


Key Dates for 2018:

Entries & nominations open for Business Awards Categories:
Monday 23rd April 2018  (Last day for entries: Tuesday 31st July 2018)

Entries open for More FM Customer Choice Nominations:
Monday 6th August 2018 (Last day for nominations Friday 21st September 2018)

Call for Nominations to The Northern Advocate Business Hall of Fame:
Monday 6th August 2018 (Last day for nominations Friday 21st September 2018)

Entrants Networking Evening:
Friday 24th August 2018

Awards Presentation & Celebration evening: 
Friday 26th October 2018

Sponsors and Winners Networking Evening:
Wednesday 21st November 2018

Monday 20th August 2018 – Friday 28th September 2018


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