Metco Engineering takes supreme award
Metco Engineering from Lower Hutt took out the Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Supreme business award at the Avalon Studios last night (Thursday 7 November).
Metco owners Paul Jessup and Brent Greer were delighted with their success as the company which employs 60 staff continues to innovate and grow.
“We are engineers who have responded to the needs of the customers by developing quality products and components for local and international markets,” says Brent Greer.
Metco also received the award for manufacturing and distribution.
A wide range of organisations were represented in the 11 categories with Unichem Clive’s Pharmacy in Wainuiomata taking two awards for retail and leadership.
Hutt Valley Chamber Chief Executive Mark Futter says the awards reflect the diversity of industry and businesses within the Hutt Valley.
“We are always working to attract new businesses into the valley, but these business awards highlight the need to celebrate the success of business enterprises that are already here and being successful.
“The economic downturn was hard for many who toughed out the tight times and now there is the beginning of an improvement.
“The Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce business awards acknowledge those businesses that are on the leading edge of that change,” he says.
The gala awards dinner at the Avalon Television Studios attracted more than 400 people with the two Mayors, Wayne Guppy, Upper Hutt, and Ray Wallace, Lower Hutt, saying the awards were a positive statement about the growth of business in their communities.
Hutt Chamber president Helen Down says the chamber had played an important role in supporting emerging businesses and providing training programmes to establish a firm foundation for new enterprises to grow.
The award winners were:
Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award Categories – Finalists
- Open Polytechnic
NOT FOR PROFIT
- Earthlink Incorporated
MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION
- Metco Engineering
- Hutt City Health Centre
- The Surveying Company (Wellington) Limited
- Unichem Clive’s Pharmacy
- King Toyota
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
- Blue Carrot Catering
- Label & Litho
- Clive Cannons – Unichem Clive’s Pharmacy
Best Emerging Business
- Bees Blessing
- Metco Engineering