Business Excellence Awards 2013 finalists announced

business-awardsThe black tie dinner for the awards looks promising for a variety of Hutt Valley businesses, as an increasing number Hutt Valley Businesses who have entered awards find out who have been named as this year’s finalists in some very competitive categories.

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO, Mark Futter believes this year’s Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards have revealed an increasing number of companies who are challenging the status quo for a place in the market. Through the platforms of technology, innovative business models, collaborations and partnerships, these small and medium businesses are adaptable and fast-growing.

“The Awards this year will again showcase the successes in businesses and give us an indication of the great things we can expect from them throughout the Hutt Valley in the near future,” he said.

Over thirty Hutt Valley companies and four individuals have been selected as the finalists for the Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2013. The finalists in twelve categories were announced on 13 September and include businesses across a wide spectrum of industries.

Westpac has been the primary sponsor of the Awards for the last four years that they have been hosted by the Chamber.

“These awards showcase the best of the best in the Hutt Valley business community, which is why Westpac is proud to be a supporter of the awards here and in other areas around the country,” says Rob Hunt, Senior Commercial Manager, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa for Westpac New Zealand.

“This year’s finalists are a reflection of the outstanding local businesses across the Hutt Valley, and we’re looking forward to unveiling the winners later this year at our black tie awards dinner.”

The finalists for the Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2013 are:

‘Innovation’ – sponsored by GNS Science

  • Layer3 LTD
  • Open Polytechnic
  • Precision

‘Not For Profit’ – sponsored by Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club

  • EarthLink
  • Petone Working Men’s Club
  • Special Olympics New Zealand

‘Manufacturing and Distribution’ – sponsored by Telecom Business Hub Hutt-Kapiti

  • Howard Material Handling
  • Metco Engineering 2002 Ltd
  • Real Steel Ltd

‘Small Business’ – sponsored by Gibson Sheat

  • Caci Lower Hutt
  • My Day Spa
  • Hutt City Health Centre
  • Whakatiki Concrete & Soil Supplies Limited

‘Professional Services’ – sponsored by Boulcott Hospital

  • Driving Miss Daisy Upper Hutt
  • Laurenson Chartered Accountants
  • The Surveying Company
  • Upper Hutt Veterinary Hospital and Cattery

‘Retail’ – sponsored by Upper Hutt City Council

  • Pita Pit Lower Hutt
  • Rasha Taylor Couture
  • Unichem Clive’s Pharmacy – The Happy Chemist

‘Trade Services’ – sponsored by Crowe Horwath (NZ) Limited

  • Hammond Transport Ltd
  • King Toyota
  • Quickstart Auto Electrical Ltd
  • Hospitality and Tourism Sponsored by Hutt News
  • Blue Carrot Catering
  • Mediterranean Food Warehouse Lower Hutt
  • Cobar Restaurant


‘Sustainability’ – sponsored by Hutt City Council

  • Label and Litho Limited
  • Leadership (Individual) Sponsored by Westpac
  • Arts a Go Go! Performing Arts
  • E.Sime Group Limited
  • Harbour City Funeral Home
  • Unichem Clive’s Pharmacy – The Happy Chemist

‘Best Emerging Business’ – sponsored by Grow Wellington Ltd

  • Bees Blessing

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