Award categories

 

The Champion Canterbury Business Awards incorporate a range of categories to cater for the diversity of businesses in the region. Individual businesses and charities are entitled to enter one category in its own right from the lists of sector and specialty categories below, or one sector category and the ACC Workplace Safety Award. Many businesses will be eligible for multiple categories. You should choose the category that most suits the emphasis you wish to highlight in your entry.


Sector categories have two distinct components to ensure both small and medium/large enterprises are catered for. Please note, full-time contractors are considered full-time employees (FTEs). If you are a national or international organisation, the size you select should be based on your Canterbury staffing levels.

SMALL ENTERPRISE = Enterprises must be stand-alone commercial entities with less than 15 FTEs
MEDIUM/LARGE ENTERPRISE = Enterprises with 15 or more FTEs
 
SECTOR CATEGORIES

 
1. CHAMPION PRODUCER

Recognising innovative producers and creators of materials, products, or technology.
1A. PRODUCER/MANUFACTURER - Small Enterprise [under 15 FTEs]
1B. PRODUCER/MANUFACTURER - Medium/Large Enterprise [15 or more FTEs]


Types of organisations who may like to consider this category: Growers, manufacturers, technology and software developers, creatives and designers.
 
2. CHAMPION INFRASTRUCTURE/TRADES

Recognising smart providers of infrastructure, trades and construction services.
2A. INFRASTRUCTURE/TRADES - Small Enterprise [under 15 FTEs]
2B. INFRASTRUCTURE/TRADES - Medium/Large Enterprise [15 or more FTEs]


Types of organisations who may like to consider this category: Infrastructure providers, construction companies, trades businesses.
 
3. CHAMPION PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Recognising excellence in professional service support.
3A. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE - Small Enterprise [under 15 FTEs]
3B. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE - Medium/Large Enterprise [15 or more FTEs]


Types of organisations who may like to consider this category: Travel agents, professional services firms, lawyers, accountants, IT service providers, engineers.
 
4. CHAMPION TOURISM

Recognising incredible tourism operators and service providers.
4A. TOURISM - Small Enterprise [under 15 FTEs]
4B. TOURISM - Medium/Large Enterprise [15 or more FTEs]


Types of organisations who may like to consider this category: Accommodation providers, tourism activity operators, transport providers.
 
5. CHAMPION RETAIL/HOSPITALITY

Recognising dynamic professionals providing a phenomenal customer experience.
5A. RETAIL/HOSPITALITY - Small Enterprise [under 15 FTE’s]
5B. RETAIL/HOSPITALITY - Medium/Large Enterprise [15 or more FTEs]


Types of organisations who may like to consider this category: Restaurants, cafes and bars, retail stores (online and physical stores), importers and wholesalers, online services.
 
6. CHAMPION GLOBAL OPERATOR

Recognising excellence on the world stage.
6A. GLOBAL OPERATOR - Small Enterprise [under 15 FTEs]
6B. GLOBAL OPERATOR - Medium/Large Enterprise [15 or more FTEs]


Types of organisations who may like to consider this category: Importers, exporters, or any businesses earning foreign exchange.
 
7.  CHAMPION CHARITY

Recognising the impact charitable organisations make in our community.
7A. CHARITY - Small Enterprise [under 15 FTEs and an annual operating budget of under $700,000]
7B. CHARITY - Medium/Large Enterprise [15 or more FTEs]


Although this is a sector category, the questions for the Champion Charity Award differ from the questions for the other sector categories.
 
Types of organisations who may like to consider this category: 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 New Zealand.

 
SPECIALTY CATEGORY


8.  ACC WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD
Recognising exemplary workplace safety systems, acknowledging a ‘safety first’ approach.
 
Types of organisations who may like to consider this category: Any businesses or charities who wish to enter.

This category can be entered in its own right or in addition to one of the sector categories. Should you be selected as a finalist for the ACC Workplace Safety Award, ACC will conduct a worksite assessment as part of the judging process. 

 
OTHER CATEGORIES PRESENTED AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY


CHAMPION CANTERBURY SPECIAL COMMENDATION AWARD
Recognising an outstanding Cantabrian who has contributed to Canterbury business and the community.

 

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