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Business Award Judges

The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce sincerely thanks our panel of judges for making themselves available to judge our Business Awards.

The calibre and independence of our judging panel, combined with their wealth of business knowledge and expertise, maintains the credibility of our Awards.

Our judges are highly professional and sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure that all entry information remains private.

Nelson Tasman Business Awards

THE 2022 BUSINESS AWARD JUDGES ARE:

Lester Binns

Lester Binns

Lester Binns is an online entrepreneur who enjoys doing business from his hometown Nelson. He is a founder in a range of web ventures including easyfile.co.nz, willtolive.co.nz, and powerdirect.co.nz. In 2008 he founded MyTax.co.nz, which received the Chamber Large and Supreme Business Awards in 2016. He is currently a director of a range of businesses and is passionate about supporting our region.

Jonny Hendriksen

Jonny Hendriksen

Jonny is a seasoned entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of experience within the ever-changing digital marketing scene. He has had a pioneering impact within the Japanese market, where he founded and listed ValueClick Japan on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with a monthly reach of 40 million users a day. That pioneering spirit was still alive and well when Jonny founded Shuttlerock in 2011. His company’s clients include well-known brands such as Jim Beam, Les Mills, Subway, Nestle, Cathy Pacific, Haagen Dazs and Gatorade.

Euan McIntosh

Euan McIntosh

Euan McIntosh joined Forsyth Barr Nelson in 2006. Prior to this, Euan worked in various roles in New Zealand and Canada. Euan is registered as a financial adviser and is accredited as an NZX Adviser.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (1991) and a Bachelor of Forestry Science (1993) from University of Canterbury. He also holds the NZX Diploma. 

Paul Mackay

Paul Mackay

Paul is a highly regarded and experienced financial adviser and insurance broker with in depth knowledge of all aspects of commercial insurance. He has more than 17 years’ experience in providing financial advice to a range of clients, from small business through to large corporates across a number of industries.

Ali Boswijk

Ali Boswijk

Ali was appointed as Chief Executive of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce in February 2019.  Prior to that she spent over six years with World of WearableArt as Head of International Projects and Business Development. She was a councillor on Nelson City Council and Deputy Mayor from 2010 – 2013. Prior to moving to New Zealand from England, she worked in the commercial television production department for London-based  news agency APTN. 

“Use the entry to tell the story of your business. Don’t focus on hitting word limits or overly worry about what to write. Tell us what you are proud of and what makes your business awesome.” 

- Lester Binns