Southland Business Excellence Awards

Recognising and celebrating the brilliance of local business

Entries have now closed for the 2021 Southland Business Excellence Awards, and we wish all the entrants the best of luck. 

Finalists to be announced during the week of 23 August 2021. Check back here to see who the finalists are and don’t forget to book your tickets to the Awards evening on Friday, 15 October 2021 at Bill Richardson Transport World, where we will recognise and celebrate the local businesses that make Murihiku Southland one of the leading regions for business.

The Southland Business Excellence Awards are all about celebrating the success of our local businesses and business people – however you define success. Whether it’s growing your business, taking pride in your team culture, or innovating to make the most of a new market opportunity, we want to shine the spotlight on those who have made an outstanding impact in their particular sector and celebrate our business champions who contribute to a strong Southland community. 

Award Categories

Findex Primary & Primary Services Sector Award

Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award

PowerNet New and Emerging Award

Enterprises in the primary and primary service sector that provides outstanding products or services.

Enterprises in the construction, trades, manufacturing & distribution sector that provides outstanding products or services.

For private sector enterprises that have been in operation for less than two years as at 31 March 2021 and have demonstrated business excellence.

The Southland Times Consumer Service Sector Award

Invercargill Licensing Trust Not for Profit Award

Progress People Professional Service Sector Award

Enterprises in the hospitality, tourism or retail sector that provides outstanding products or services.

Excellence in performance by a Southland not-for-profit organisation.

Enterprises in the professional service sector that provides outstanding products or services.

Market South Innovation Award

ACC Workplace Injury Prevention Award

Southern Institute of Technology Business Personality Award

Recognising innovative enterprises that have invested in developing innovative thinking, products, services, initiatives, processes, or a business model that have been integral to their success.

Recognises the implementation of an IP initiative, improvement or innovation that has had a meaningful and positive impact on the workplace injury prevention through improved health and safety for their workers.

Your chance to recognise an outstanding individual who has shown leadership in the Southland Business Community.

Blue River Workplace Wellbeing Award

Meridian - One to Watch

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Enterprises that have created successful initiatives designed to embed a culture of wellness in their organisations.

Someone who has demonstrated a passion for business and / or entrepreneurship. 

The Judges

Lani Evans MNZM

Head of Foundation, Vodafone Foundation

Amy Allison

Director, Agriculture and Investment Services, MPI

Shelley Bell

Director, Wilson Bell Consulting

Mark Robinson

Regional Head, Fonterra Farm Source

Frank Gibbons

Regional Sales Manager, Air NZ

ACC Workplace Injury Prevention Award Judge

Garth Butson

Business Customer Solutions Partner, Southern Region, ACC

Wellbeing Judges

Abbigail Surridge

Blue River Dairy LP

Laura Faherty

Healthy Families Invercargill

Rebekah Dawson

Progress People

Key Dates

Business Awards Entries Open – Monday, 14 June 2021

Entries Close – Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Finalists Announced  – Week of 23 August 2021  

Finalist Celebration Event  –  Thursday, 23 September 2021

Southland Business Excellence Awards  –  Friday, 15 October 2021

    

previous results

2019 Awards: Winners and Finalists

2017 Awards: Winners and Finalists

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