Award Categories .

To reflect the ever-changing business environment, this year's awards feature a host of new categories.

You are eligible to enter any two categories from the list below.

For categories with a size of business indicated: 
  • Small Enterprise [under 15 FTEs]
  • Medium/Large Enterprise [15 or more FTEs]
 

2018 Categories

Award 1. Regus Champion Service Delivery – Small Enterprise (New)
Recognises customer centric businesses driven by effective leadership and an engaged workforce to achieve consistent growth and strong financial performance, surpassing the expectations of customers, leading standards of service and continually innovating to enhance the customer experience.

Award 2. Bayleys Real Estate Champion Service Delivery - Medium/Large Enterprise (New)
Recognises customer centric businesses driven by effective leadership and an engaged workforce to achieve consistent growth and strong financial performance, surpassing the expectations of customers, leading standards of service and continually innovating to enhance the customer experience.

Award 3. Champion Producer/Manufacturer
Recognises primary producers of materials, products or technology. These businesses drive customer value through leading edge innovation, operational efficiency, sustainable supply chain practices and high levels of employee engagement

Award 4. Christchurch Airport Champion Emerging Exporter **
Recognises businesses new to the international market, who demonstrate innovative practice and sustainable export models. The measure of success is by net return to the NZ economy and through brand and reputational growth.

Award 5. Lyttleton Port Company Champion Medium/Large Exporter **
Recognises businesses that are not only successful on the international stage, but also play an active role in the development and advocacy of the export community here in New Zealand. These businesses show continued growth in their chosen market, investing in product development through R&D and have a sustainable supply chain.

Award 6. Rata Foundation Champion Community Impact – Small Enterprise
Recognises registered charities and Not for Profit organisations doing exceptional work to provide help and support to those in need in Canterbury. Vital to the success of our region, these organisations navigate unique challenges in their operations and as such this award recognises the commitment of these teams (both paid and volunteer), the drive and dedication of their boards, the strength of the links within community and the overall impact of the organisations performance on the community.

Award 7. The Press Champion Community Impact - Medium/Large Enterprise
Recognises registered charities and Not for Profit organisations doing exceptional work to provide help and support to those in need in Canterbury. Vital to the success of our region, these organisations navigate unique challenges in their operations and as such this award recognises the commitment of these teams (both paid and volunteer), the drive and dedication of their boards, the strength of the links within community and the overall impact of the organisations performance on the community.

Award 8. Christchurch City Council Champion Business for Good (New)
Recognises enterprises who are committed to addressing social and/or environmental problems and are truly making a difference in our community. These changemakers drive positive action that sees positive social and / or environmental impact as a defining measurement of their business’ success.

Award 9. ACC Champion Workplace Safety
Celebrates businesses that demonstrate excellence in health and safety systems and procedures. These businesses create a platform for health and safety to be owned by all, creating a positive health and safety culture.

Award 10. ChristchurchNZ Champion Innovation **
Recognises dynamic businesses demonstrating a product, service or business model innovation, that has been developed and applied to improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement.

Award 11. Ara Institute of Canterbury Champion Workplace (New)
Celebrates businesses demonstrating strategic human resource practices that create, develop and nurture a stimulating and supportive environment for employees, positively impacting on both the culture and the performance of the organisation.

Award 12. Wynn Williams Champion Emerging Business (New)
Recognises emerging businesses (operating for 3 years or less) that have achieved significant growth as a result of effective business practices and delivery. These businesses demonstrate strategic growth, with an astute insight of the market they operate in, exhibiting entrepreneurial spirit as well as the solid foundations for sustainable success.

Award 13. Champion Emerging Leader (New)
Recognises dynamic leaders who are ambitious in their outlook and vision, embracing innovation, resilience, and displaying a generous ethos of inspiring and investing in others. The value these leaders bring contributes to the success of not only the business and the individuals within it, but also the Canterbury community.

Award 14. Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Special Commendation
Recognising an established leader of the business community who has done exemplary work throughout their career and has made a significant contribution to the business and wider community.

Award 15. Westpac Champion Supreme Award – Small Enterprise
Selected by the judges from each winner who qualifies as a small enterprise. Excludes the Emerging Leader and Special Commendation awards

Award 16. Westpac Champion Supreme Award – Medium/Large Enterprise
Selected by the judges from each winner who qualifies as a medium/large enterprise. Excludes the Emerging Leader and Special Commendation awards
 


** Our Export and Innovation Categories are supported by ExportNZ Canterbury and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, who have collaborated to align their regional and national awards programmes for the next two years.

Finalists in the Emerging and Medium/Large Export Categories, plus Exporters from the Innovation Category, are automatically entered into the New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA), New Zealand’s premier business awards programme celebrating export success and international capability amongst New Zealand businesses.

 

 

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