Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Regional Final & Awards

Young Enterprise sponsors, mentors, family and supporters along with Southland Business Chamber members are invited to this showcase event to celebrate the achievements of the 2021 Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) businesses, and hear guest speaker, Benji Biswas story.

We have invited the top 10 YES businesses from across the Southland region to pitch at the Regional Finals:

  • AltoEco, James Hargest College 
  • Backyard Buffs, Mount Aspiring
  • Cards of Colours, Southland Boys' High School 
  • Denim Dilemma, Southland Girls' High School
  • EMOTI, Mount Aspiring
  • Equal Earrings, Mount Aspiring
  • Ice Rival, Southland Boys' High School 
  • Sprout Tonic, Mount Aspiring
  • Shanga, Mount Aspiring
  • The Sill, Southland Boys' High School 

The Award winners to be announced at this event include: 

  • Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Southland Company of the Year sponsored by Southern Institute of Technology

Regional Excellence Awards

  • Award for Social Enterprise sponsored by South Port NZ Limited
  • Award for Innovation sponsored by Findex
  • Award for Sales and Marketing sponsored by Craigs Design & Print
  • Retail, Trade & Online Business Award sponsored by Whats On Invers
  • Award for Paying the Most Tax sponsored by Southland Business Chamber 
  • Award for Primary Industries sponsored by VetSouth
  • Award for the Biggest Fail sponsored by COIN South

Individual Awards

  • Award for Enterpriser of the Year sponsored by Community Trust of South
  • Colin Smith Memorial Award sponsored by ILT

Click here to view our invitation (PDF) 


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