Bay's biz award finalists revealed

The finalists have been announced for the 15th Westpac Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The names were announced at a cocktail function at the Napier Sailing Club last night.

Awards co-ordinator Marilyn Love congratulated all the finalists, who came from a cross-section of the business community.

"We are delighted to see so many businesses putting the focus back on their business in order to enter these awards," she said.

"All the finalists should be congratulated for getting this far in these prestigious regional awards."

The judges will now make site visits before selecting category winners and, ultimately, the Westpac Supreme Business of the Year winner.

Chief judge Rick Cranswick said this year's awards would allow recognition of some fantastic local businesses.

"We're looking forward to digging deeper to uncover the best businesses in each category as well as this year's overall winner," Mr Cranswick said.

The Gen-I Breakthrough Award and Hawke's Bay Tourism, Tourism Industry Award finalists will be announced at the end of September.

The finalists

  • Barnes Mossman Small Business Award - Cookie Time Hawke's Bay; Eftpos Specialists (HB) Ltd; Hawthorne House; Jarks Cafe; Lumsden Kindergarten; NZ Drug Detection Agency; Origin Earth; Rawlistic Ltd; T/A Wright Sprouts; Wheat's Up; Zealous Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy.

  • Unison Small-Medium Business Award - Caci Clinic; Cole Murray Group Ltd; Hawke's Bay A & P Society; HB Embroidery Ltd; The Basil Group T/A; The Old Church Restaurant & Bar; World Travellers at Best Travel; Xplore - your web agency; Your Solutions.

  • Newstalk ZB Medium-Large Business Award - Boulevard Services; Falcon Electrical Ltd; Vet Services (HB) Ltd.

  • Hawke's Bay Regional Council Business Innovation Award - Wright Sprouts; Wheat's Up; Hydro Logic NZ Ltd

  • Xplore - your web agency Online Award - Gratify; Lumsden Kindergarten; Rosie & Moss.

  • EIT Not For Profit Award - Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market; Stewart Centre at EIT; Hawke's Bay A & P Society.

  • Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Award - Mohaka Rafting Ltd; Origin Earth; Pukeko Rental Managers; Social Kiwi; Trudiea Clothing; Your Solutions.

  • Wattie's Workfit Healthy Workplace Award - ENZA Foods; McCain Foods; Pernod Ricard; Hastings Psychologists' Office; New Zealand Department of Corrections; Pak'n Save Silver Fern Farms; Te Whakakotahitanga Kohanga Reo.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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