The Northland Business Excellence Awards are back for 2021

The Northland Business Excellence Awards are back for 2021; powered by Top Energy and North Power

The Northland Business Excellence Awards are back for 2021 and entries are now open. This years awards are powered by major sponsors Top Energy and Northpower.

There is no cost to enter the awards, you do not need to be a member of NorthChamber and there are significant benefits for all businesses who enter, including free independent feedback and recommendations on grow your business capability.

Entrants are grouped and measured against businesses of a similar scale using a modified version of the Baldridge System; a robust and quantifiable measurement of a business’s performance, which can then be used to compare the entrant against like and unlike businesses. This approach ensures there is an award category to suit businesses of all sizes, from sole traders to large organisations.

Businesses from the Not-for-profit, innovation and creative industries are also celebrated alongside the business categories. There are several dedicated categories which offer businesses the opportunity to be recognised for their performance in a specialist area such as Environmental, Health and Safety or digital transformation.

To make process of entering as easy as possible, six free Entrant Coaching Clinics are being held throughout Northland to clarify the entry process and provide some insight to what the judges are looking for. All entrants are encouraged to attend a Coaching Clinic, which are facilitated by NorthChamber and Business Coaching New Zealand.

At these Coaching Clinics entrants will be informed on how to best present their business when completing the entry form. Where possible, sample answers will be used to illustrate the information that the judges will be looking for.  The aim is for entrants to leave the Coaching Clinics with a clear idea of how best to present their business to the judges.

Following the Coaching Clinics, which will be 1 to 1.5 hours in duration, all entrants will have access to ongoing support and advice throughout the entry process from NorthChamber and Business Coaching New Zealand.

Four Entrants breakfast will be held in the lead up to the Awards, one each in Whangarei, Dargaville, Kerikeri, and Kaitaia, these will be an opportunity for entrants and sponsors to network, get updates on the awards and business news. Invitations will be sent out.


Key Dates for 2021                                                            

Entries & nominations open for Business Awards Categories:
Tuesday 27th April 2021 (Last day for entries: Friday 30th July 2021)

Entrant Coaching Clinics
Hosted regionally throughout May & June – click here for dates and locations.

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 – click here for dates and locations.

Awards Presentation & Celebration evening: 
Friday 29th October 2021

Sponsors and Winners Networking Evening:
Wednesday 17th November 2021

Monday 16th August 2021 – Friday 24th September 2021

About the Northland Business Excellence Awards

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.

For further information contact
Paulette Scrooby Community Engagement Manager – NorthChamber
comms@northchamber.co.nz or 021 212 6903.


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