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.


Here at Vbase we manage the venues where life's great moments happen - the places where concert-goers dance and businesses celebrate; where products are launched, anniversaries are marked and feasts are enjoyed. Every day we deliver amazing experiences through venue management, event management and retail hospitality solutions across our diverse venue portfolio - Horncastle Arena, AMI Stadium, Air Force Museum, Christchurch Town Hall and Hagley Oval Pavilion.
Vbase. Make life more eventful.


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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 provides support to New Zealanders and its visitors when they have an accidental injury so they can get back to everyday life. ACC also works closely with businesses and across government to try and stop injuries from happening in the first place.
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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 recognised as one of New Zealand's leading tertiary institutes. Specialising in applied, vocational and professional training, it offers more than 150 certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate qualifications across a wide range of subjects to over 19,000 students each year. Ara has five campuses - two in Christchurch, and one each in Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru.


Bayleys Canterbury is a multi-disciplined real estate and consulting business offering a full range of services in residential, commercial, rural real estate and property management. We are the leading real estate marketing company in the province with over 160 sales consultants and support staff dedicated to the marketing and sale of property. We provide local and international marketing initiatives to the Canterbury market and beyond.

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 South Island's largest tourism business, welcoming almost 7 million passengers a year. More than 6,000 people work on the campus, so the airport is the single largest place of employment, the largest air freight centre and home to two-thirds of the rental fleet for the South Island.

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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The Christchurch Innovation Precinct is born out of a commitment to Christchurch innovators, to create a central city hub of entrepreneurs and idea generators, a place to share ideas, and do innovative things together. From its genesis in 2012 the Christchurch Innovation Precinct has emerged as a focal point and prime location for fast growing, knowledge-rich and creative tech business in Christchurch much of which was catalyzed from visionary cofounders EPIC. 


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Kordia is a leading provider of mission-critical technology and solutions. We are the only Telco in New Zealand that's dedicated solely to business and for more than 60 years have built a strong reputation in providing innovative and super-reliable broadcast, telecommunications and specialised networks to local businesses. Since acquiring Aura Information Security in 2015, Kordia has grown to become one of the largest cyber-security businesses in New Zealand, offering a range of security solutions to help protect businesses from a growing number of online threats.

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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.


Wynn Williams is a 20-partner law 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 (NZTE) is New Zealand's international business development agency. We exist for one purpose - to grow business internationally, bigger, better, faster for the benefit of New Zealand. We provide customised services and  support to ambitious businesses looking to go global.

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Sheffield is New Zealand’s leading provider of Executive Search and Organisational Development Services. We combine our consultants' experience and expert judgment with proven methods to ensure you get the best talent and the best out of your talent. With a history spanning over 50 years, Sheffield are trusted advisers to a diverse range of New Zealand's public and private companies.




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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