Bay businesses eye awards glory

By Patrick OSullivan

UP FOR IT: The finalists in the Westpac Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. PHOTO/PAUL TAYLOR HBT132752-01
UP FOR IT: The finalists in the Westpac Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. PHOTO/PAUL TAYLOR HBT132752-01

The finalists for the 16th Westpac Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards have been announced.

Chamber chief executive Wayne Walford announced the finalists at a packed cocktail function at the Vidal Winery last night.

He congratulated the finalists in the nine categories, ranging from small to large businesses.

"All the finalists should be congratulated for investing the time, working on their business, to enter these awards" he said.

Judges will visit all businesses before selecting category winners and ultimately the Westpac Business of the Year winner, to be announced at a gala dinner on November 7.

Other awards to be announced in November include the Gen-i Breakthrough Award, the Hawke's Bay Today Business Person of the Year and the Westpac Business Leader of the Year.

The 16th Westpac Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Finalists

Barnes Mossman Small Business Award: Wheats Up, Hawke's Bay Express, Just Cuts, Hasmate, Architecture HDT HB, Archgola HB/East Coast, Hawthorne House.

Unison Small-medium Business Award: Hawke's Bay Embroidery, Boss Group, Paccon, World Travellers at Best Travel.

Newstalk ZB Medium-large Business Award: Boulevard Services, Bay Tyres, William Colenso College.

Pan Pac Large Business Award: Radius Medical Solutions, McCain Foods.

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Innovation Award: Wheat's Up, Hawke's Bay Express.

Xplore Your Web Agency Online Award: Hasmate, Gratify, Cranford Hospice, Event and Promotions HB, Upstart Magazine, Rock My Baby.

EIT Emerging Business Award: Pukeko Rentals, Just Cuts.

HBCOC Not For Profit Award: SPCA Hastings, William Colenso College, Sport Hawke's Bay.

Workfit Award: Tumu Group, Silver Fern Farms Takapau, McCain Foods, the Department of Corrections, Hawke's Bay Psychologists Office.

- HAWKES BAY TODAY

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