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Business Excellence Awards

The 2018 South Canterbury Business Excellence Awards recognise the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the South Canterbury region.

BEA Finalists 2018

Emerging Business

Blush Beauty Clinic
Columbus Coffee Timaru
Sidekick Timaru
The Little Red Fox

Small Business

Adventure Horse Trekking NZ
Craighead Kindergarten
Heartland Immigration
Waituna Creek School

Medium Business

Apex Environmental
Harding Construction
Opuha Water
U Bake bakery

Large Business

Dan Cosgrove 2014 Ltd
Fonterra Clandeboye
Geeves Scaffolding
The Fairlie Bakehouse
Tekapo Star Gazing


Pet Central Timaru
Real Milk Timaru
Cocoon Hair Design
Arthur Street Kitchen & Mocca

ACC Workplace Safety

Apex Environmental
Fulton Hogan
Geeves Scaffolding

Community Impact

Hospice South Canterbury
The Rotary Club of Timaru North
YMCA South & Mid Canterbury Inc.

Employee of the Year

Alpine Energy - Nyia Strachan
Farmside - Amy Linwood
Harding Construction - Adele Fogarty
Timaru District Council - Briony Woodnorth

Sustainability & Environmental Award 

Cocoon Hair Design
Real Milk Timaru
Timaru District Council

Innovation & Technology Award  

Apex Environmental

2018 Categories

Open to businesses that have been trading less than three years

Open to businesses with Fulltime Equivalent staff (FTE) 1 – 5. 

Open to businesses with Fulltime Equivalent staff (FTE) 6 - 15

Open to businesses with Fulltime Equivalent staff (FTE) 16+ 

Principle activity is the sale of goods to the consumer

2018 Special Awards

The ACC Workplace Safety Award recognises an exemplary approach to workplace health and safety.  Any business or charity may enter and entry is option.  Should you be selected as a finalist the judging process may include a worksite visit and assessment.  The Acc Workplace Safety Award is proudly sponsored by ACC.

The Innovation and Technology Award recognises a business that is creatively using technology to their advantage in achieving success and has adopted new innovative methods or systems in their company. The technology (or technologies) is not limited to IT and will provide a competitive advantage through it's application and leverage.  The Innovation and Technology Award is proudly sponsored by Thompsons Construction, Engineering and Precast.

Thompsons are also proudly sponsoring our MC - Te Radar

This award will be open to all businesses and NFP organisations and recognises and celebrates good practices which promote sustainable management in South Canterbury. This could include sustainable profitability, environmental awareness, good business practices, social and community responsibility. The Sustainability & Environmental Award is sponsored by Environment Canterbury.

The Employee of the Year Award recognises the outstanding service of an employee who has consistently excelled in their work.  The award also recognises the value individuals create in a business regardless of the seniority of the role.  The Employee of the Year Award is proudly sponsored by Oceania Dairy.

The Community Impact Award Recognises the positive impact and the importance of the roles not-for-profit community organisations have in the South Canterbury region, to be eligible for this Award, entrants must be registered as a charity with the Charities Commission. They must also be not-for-profit, providing products or services of a charitable nature to those in need and undertaking their charitable work within South Canterbury. The Community Impact Award is proudly sponsored by RSM Law.

The People's Choice Award is decided by the public of South Canterbury. The public vote through the website and all finalists are eligible for this award. The People's Choice Award is proudly sponsored by ANZ.

People's Choice voting opens 21 July.

The Supreme Award acknowledges the overall winner selected from all of the category winners, this award is proudly sponsored by our Premier Sponsor - Hilton Haulage.

Copyfast are proud to be the Print Partner for the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2018

Air New Zealand proudly partnering the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce

Gala Dinner Sponsors

2018 Support Sponsors


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