THE AWARDS

The annual Nelson Pine Industries Chamber of Commerce Business Awards recognise innovation and creativity in the business sector and is a highlight of Nelson Tasman’s business calendar. As well as providing exposure and recognition for your organisation, the awards provide the opportunity to benchmark your business and gain valuable advice on how you can continue to grow. The awards bring together our region’s business heart. The dinner is widely acknowledged as a very special night of networking and celebrating success.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

If you would like to enter the awards this year, download the relevant entry form from the AWARDS tab. If you've got any questions bring them along to our one of our presentations in June (Nelson, Richmond, Motueka). We'll have at least one of the judges in attendance to give you some insight into what they're after in a winning entry. Alternatively, any questions email: britt@commerce.org.nz.

TO REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE AT ONE OF OUR AWARD PRESENTATIONS, CLICK HERE.

nominations open
APPLICATIONS OPEN

20 May 2024


APPLICATIONS CLOSE

26 August @ 3 pm


AWARDS NIGHT

28 February 2025

AWARD CATEGORIES

TOP SOUTH MEDIA START UP BUSINESS

This award is for a business that has started trading within the last 2 years. Whether you are a sole trader or already have a number of staff, as long as you are trading you are welcome to enter. 

 

2DEGREES SMALL BUSINESS

This is a business that has an annual turnover of less than $1 million.

MEDIAWORKS MEDIUM BUSINESS

This is a business that has an annual turnover of between $1 million and $5 million.

NZME LARGE BUSINESS

This is a business that has an annual turnover of over $5 million.

NBS COMMUNITY IMPACT

This award recognises a programme, project, campaign or an overall business that has had, or continues to have, a positive impact on the Nelson Tasman community in a way that inspires others and makes a difference. This category is open to applicants from all organisations, including non-profit, charities and educational programmes.

MAHITAHI COLAB INNOVATIVE BUSINESS

This award is for a business that demonstrates an extraordinary business story as a result of pure grit and clever thinking. This could be an innovative or inventive approach to people, products or processes. Entrants need to prove how their clever business story has contributed to the success of the Nelson/Tasman economy in a way that creates added-value enterprise and/or world-class brands.

NTCC YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER

This award recognises a person, aged 35 or under, who excels as a collaborator, leader and entrepreneur within an organisation, or as a business owner.  

NELSON PINE INDUSTRIES SUPREME BUSINESS

All entries into the Start Up, Small, Medium and Large Business Awards automatically entered into the Supreme Business Award. This is an overall winner that scores highly in all aspects of the judging criteria and has an x-factor that inspires the Nelson/Tasman business community. 

benefits of entering awards

Benefits of entering

All businesses who enter the Awards gain valuable exposure. > learn more

Tips for creating a winning entry

Tips for creating a winning entry

Tell an interesting story. Being in business isn’t just about profit and the hard daily grind. > learn more

 

LATEST NEWS

Award entries open now!

We're looking forward to getting to know more about this year's entries. To enter, simply go to the AWARDS heading to find your relelvant category, download the entry form and when you're ready, upload it with the relevant supporting documents on our APPLY HERE page. You can enter more than one category (e.g. SMALL business and INNOVATIVE business award categories) just submit them separately.