Picking a supreme winner from a top line-up of the Wellington region’s businesses will be a tough call for judges at this year’s Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards, says Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce chief executive Mark Futter.
The awards cermony will be held at the Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre on November 3.
“Business confidence has grown in the last year and top performing companies and organisations have emerged to contest the awards again this year,” he says.
The black tie awards dinner at the Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre will attract more than 400 people.
“There is a lot of interest from across the Hutt Valley and the greater Wellington region in the awards which acknowledge excellence by companies, organisations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to business activity throughout the Hutt Valley and Wellington region during the year.
Futter believes the business excellence awards promote and encourage business achievement and enterprise, essential ingredients to business growth.
The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry plays a vital role in supporting the growth of business enterprise across the region.
It supports and nurtures new business and helps them succeed through introductions to other businesses, learning and development, and the promotion of growth and investment in the cities of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt, and the wider Wellington region.
“The successful companies and individuals named as this year’s finalists have set the standards for others to follow and emulate,” he says.
Hutt Valley Chamber president Neville Hyde says the business awards provide an opportunity to showcase examples of successful business enterprise in the business community
Wellington Region Business Excellence Award 2017 Category Finalists are:
Manufacturing & Distribution Sponsored by BNZ
Basil Jones Metal Spinners
Dulux New Zealand
Professional Services Sponsored by Boulcott Hospital
Link Business Broking – Wellington
Small Business Sponsored by Gibson Sheat
McKone Consultancy Ltd
Shazly Experience Hair and Wellness
Waglands Dogs Grooming and Holiday Retreat
Whakatiki Concrete & Soil Suppliers Limited
Trade Services & Suppliers Sponsored by Crowe Horwath
James Henry Ltd
Straight Flash Plumbing
Upper Hutt Hire Ltd
Best Emerging Business Sponsored by Hutt City Council
Alliance Fire & Security
Portable Building Hire Wellington Ltd
Virtual Assistants Limited
Not For Profit Sponsored by Upper Hutt City Council
Edmund Hillary Fellowship
Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club
Young Enterprise Trust
Young Business Person of the Year
Jonny Wilson - Goodtime Music Academy
Benji Sneddon - RDL Group
Sophie Anquetil - Spoil Yourself Spa Ltd
Terri Boote - Virtual Assistants Limited
Mayoral Award Sponsored by Fairfax Media
Brendan Foot Motors
McKone Consultancy Ltd
Powercoating Services Ltd