The annual Nelson Pine Industries Chamber of Commerce Business Awards were held on Friday 24 February 2023. The awards night recognises 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 black tie dinner is widely acknowledged as a very special night of networking and celebrating success. If you would like to enter the awards this year, be sure to follow the Chamber website and sign up to our enews. We'll be letting everyone know when applications open!
THE 2022 ENTRANTS...
This year's entries of the business awards were.
Start Up Business: Boost Your Learning (winner), Dani Ferrier Coaching, Faye Aromatherapy, Small Business: Aroha Chocolate (winner), Medium Business: CNX (winner), Keetrax, The Grape Escape, Large Business: ruru tiny homes, Snap Group (winner), Community Impact Award: Nelson Provincial Museum, Multicultural Nelson Tasman (winner), Environmental Award: Kumanu Environmental, Tasman Environmental Trust (winner), Weka Peckers Recycling, Innovative Business: Kimer Med (winner), Snap Group, TBI Health Group New Zealand.
NELSON TASMAN BUSINESS AWARDS
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.
NELSON CITY COUNCIL 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.
BOWATER HYUNDAI 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.
INNOVATE CHARITABLE TRUST 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.
This award recognises a programme, project, campaign or an overall business that has had, or continues to have, a positive, long term impact on the Nelson Tasman environment. This category is open to applicants from all organisations, including non-profit, charities and educational programmes.
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
All businesses who enter the Awards gain valuable exposure. > learn more
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