Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards

Nominate your favourite Northland business!

Nominations are now being accepted for The Northern Advocate Business Hall of Fame, More FM Customer Choice Awards and the Ministry of Social Development He Poutama Taitamariki Award (Youth Employee of the Year)

Business owners and managers from all over Northland are taking a moment to reflect on their achievement now they have submitted their entries for the business categories of the 2019 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards. As judging in these categories begins, NorthChamber is now accepting nominations for The Northern Advocate Northland Business Hall of Fame, More FM Customer Choice Awards, and the Ministry of Social Development He Poutama Taitamariki Award (Youth Employee of the Year).

Public nominations for all categories are being accepted online from Monday 5th August until Friday 20th September. Nominees will be whittled down to winners, who will find out on Friday 1st November if they will be receiving a hard earned trophy at the Award Presentation and Celebration evening being held at Forum North. This black tie event celebrates the success of the Northland business community; with local food, wine and entertainment on offer throughout the evening.

The Northern Advocate Northland Business Hall of Fame:

NorthChamber is now accepting nominations for this year’s inductee into the Northern Advocate Northland Business Hall of Fame.  This award celebrates the achievement of those people within the Northland business community who have made significant contributions to the region.  It recognises those who have, during their business career, demonstrated service both to their industry and to the greater Northland community.  It is not necessary that they still live or operate in Northland but that they need to have a strong connection to Northland and preferably where living outside Northland that this connection is widely known.

If there is someone that you believe deserves nominating please forward their details to the Chamber (awards@northchamber.co.nz) along with a short paragraph as to why they should be inducted.

More FM Customer Choice Awards:

NorthChamber is now accepting nominations for this year’s More FM Customer Choice Awards. Recognition will be given to the best in both business to customer service and business to business service through two awards; one for Retail and one for Service Providers. These awards are presented to businesses and their staff whose contributions and achievements have made them stand out from the crowd.  They are a symbol of the high standards of commitment and service each provides and which people have come to expect.

Previous winners are businesses in our own community, who through their hard work and dedication, have been selected by local consumers for their outstanding achievements and standards of excellence. 

Businesses who wish to encourage their customers to nominate them for an award will be able to download a digital media kit from the awards website to assist with promotion on their social media channels and website.

Public nominations can be made at www.northlandbusinessawards.co.nz.

Ministry of Social Development He Poutama Taitamariki Award (Youth Employee of the Year):

Returning in 2019, is the Ministry of Social Development He Poutama Taitamariki Award (Youth Employee of the Year) provides an opportunity to acknowledge a young person’s achievement in demonstrating excellence in their work and contribution to their workplace, while also recognising the role of the employer in creating conditions for success and sustainability.

To be eligible for nomination, nominees:

  • Must reside in Northland, or at a minimum attend education, training or employment in Northland
  • Be between 18 – 25 years old on 1 July 2018.
  • Should have previously been receiving an MSD benefit in the past 2-3 years
  • Must have been in sustained employment for at least 12 months
  • Must have a training and/or professional development plan created

Nominations and self-nominations are being accepted on the awards website at www.northlandbusinessawards.co.nz, via the online form or by uploading a video entry.

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