The Awards would not be possible without our loyal family of sponsors and supporters


Lead sponsor


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The Press is the largest circulating daily paper in the South Island and has been Lead Sponsor of the Champion Canterbury Business Awards since its inception in 2003.

Principal supporters



Westpac has been providing continuous and loyal banking services to New Zealand communities for over 150 years. Westpac supports business excellence all over the country and supports a range of projects across all communities.


Vbase is the venue manager of Christchurch's premier event venues; Horncastle Arena, Hagley Oval, Air Force Museum, AMI Stadium and ilex Café & Events.

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The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (CECC) a not-for-profit organisation and the largest business support agency in the South Island. CECC is a membership based organisation offering a range of events, training, and consultancy.

Gold sponsors



ACC works closely with businesses and the community to make New Zealand a safer place and ensure all New Zealanders have equal access to the ACC Scheme.
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The principal activity of the Air New Zealand Group is the operation of domestic and international passenger transport and cargo. Air New Zealand are committed to showcasing the very best of New Zealand to the world.
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Ara Institute of Canterbury is an inspiring place that changes lives. The Ara experience is all about learning, respect, innovation, connection and success.  When you engage with us, you contribute to our community and gain from the experience.


Bayleys has grown from a successful family business to New Zealand’s largest property service company with a staff of more than 1,270 and 68 offices throughout New Zealand and Fiji.


The Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) has been around since 1983, one of the longest serving economic development agencies in New Zealand. It is mandated by Christchurch City Council (CCC) to deliver economic development for the city.

As the second largest Council in the country, Christchurch City Council is responsible for ensuring that our 368,900 residents are well governed and provided for.


Christchurch Airport is the natural gateway to the South Island, the brand engine room of New Zealand. Some 6000 personnel work on the airport campus, making it the South Island’s largest site of employment.

Environment Canterbury is the regional council working with the people of Canterbury to manage the region's air, water and land. ECAN are committed to the sustainable management of our environment.


As one of New Zealand’s leading independent agencies, Harvey Cameron offers a unique combination of the best business and creative thinking. Harvey Cameron are behind all of the design work for the Awards.

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Kordia is a highly focused, specialist telecommunications and media business with the strength and security of being a State Owned Enterprise. We’ve been driving business, delivering innovative and super-reliable broadcast, telecommunications and specialised networks for over sixty years.

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Lyttelton is at the hub of trade and plays a vital role in the global transport network. The port prides itself on catering for a diverse range of trades and offers a full array of shipping services to exporters and importers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Multi-Media Systems Ltd is a family business established by Bong and Noon Wong in 1974 out of their home garage. Now a national business, Multi-Media specialises in visual projection with services that can support a myriad of events.


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It’s Your News, Your Views with New Zealand’s most entertaining talk & news radio station. RadioLIVE exists for listeners hungry for news, sport and information. It’s the place for hearing, sharing and being part of what people are saying about the issues of the day
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PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients. PwC is committed to being a contributing member of society by working with our people and clients and engaging our communities to create something better for everyone.

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Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) is the South Island’s largest philanthropic with a fund or putea of over $500 million.  It distributes $20 million each year through its funding programme across a wide range of cultural, social, environmental or community projects.
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Southern Cross Health Society is one of New Zealand’s best known and most trusted brands, offering a broad range of health insurance plans to its members. 


Wynn Williams Lawyers are an 18-partner firm with a full team of 95+ lawyers and support staff. Based in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, we have a global outlook that services clients around the world.

Silver sponsors



ExportNZ is a division of BusinessNZ. Through our nationwide network we can provide the knowledge, information, contacts, training, support and services to help you grow your export business.

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise supports businesses to grow and succeed internationally. Our services are focused on refining strategy, improving performance, building global networks, and in-market support.

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Sheffield is New Zealand’s leading provider of services in Executive Search, Executive Recruitment and Organisation Development. We combine our consultants’ evaluative judgement with rigorous methodology, to enable our clients to get the best talent, and the best out of their talent.




Tandem Studios in Christchurch is a highly-respected, experienced content-creation company specialising in audio production, video production and social media content.
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