Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards

Emerging Business

Who can enter the Northland Inc Best Emerging Business category?
This category is open to businesses that have been operating for less than two years as at the entry deadline date of Tuesday 31st July 2018, but have completed at least one year’s trading prior to date of entry. Judges will have the final say on whether an entrant fits into this category.

What are the judges looking for in this category?
The judges are seeking to recognise an emerging business that has a clear understanding of its competencies and its objectives, which has planned and is on track for achievable success.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Significant achievements in developing the business
  • Appreciation of skills required to operate a business including effective cash flow management and capital structures
  • A sound knowledge of their business and market/s
  • Demonstration of forward thinking/planning for long-term sustainability including business/marketing planning
  • Risks taken and how they were managed
  • Demonstration of effective systems and processes
  • Proactive approach in seeking advice and/or funding


About Northland Inc

Northland Inc Northland’s economic development agency – works to strengthen and diversify the regional economy by helping to create jobs, business and investment opportunities in sectors that are key to a prosperous future for Northland. Northland Inc works with a number of strategically important institutions in Northland across the public and private sectors with the common agenda to strengthen, grow and diversify Northland’s economy. Our team of business, innovation and growth experts provide targeted support for innovation activities that educate, empower and enable new opportunities for stronger entrepreneurial culture and growth in the region. When you have a win/win – good for you, good for Northland – talk to us.

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