Southland Business Excellence Awards

Facilitating business excellence and innovation

We believe it is important to celebrate and foster our local business leaders and young business talent. By providing the right encouragement and support we are helping drive a vibrant and successful Southland business community

The Southland Business Excellence Awards is a showcase of the regions business talent and capability. It also acts as a platform for paying tribute to local businesses helping to build our economy and community.

As well as accolades for the winners, all entrants receive benefits throughout the awards process. Be it increased staff morale, confidence building during the self-assessment application, enhanced profile or public recognition – the awards aim to highlight our outstanding local organisations and their achievements. 

We look forward to hosting you again in 2021. 

previous results

2019 Awards: Winners and Finalists

2017 Awards: Winners and Finalists

2019 SUPREME AWARD WINNER

Westpac Supreme Award

Recognising a winner in one or more of the other award categories that has demonstrated the highest overall level of business excellence.

Blue Sky Meats Ltd

AWARD CATEGORIES

Findex (NZ) Ltd Primary and Primary Services Sector Award Award
Findex (NZ) Ltd Primary and Primary Services Sector Award Award

Findex (NZ) Ltd Primary and Primary Services Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise demonstrating business excellence in the Primary and Primary Services Sector.
Winner - Blue Sky Meats Ltd
Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award  Award
Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award  Award

Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise in the construction, trades, manufacturing & distribution sector that provides outstanding products or services.
Winner - New Zealands Aluminium Smelter
PowerNet New and Emerging Award Award
PowerNet New and Emerging Award Award

PowerNet New and Emerging Award
For private sector enterprises that have been in operation for less than two years and demonstrate business excellence.
Winner - WM Compliance
The Southland Times Consumer Service Sector Award Award
The Southland Times Consumer Service Sector Award Award

The Southland Times Consumer Service Sector Award
Recognising any enterprises in the hospitality, tourism or retail sector that provides outstanding products or services.
Winner – McCallums Group
Invercargill Licensing Trust Not for Profit Award Award
Invercargill Licensing Trust Not for Profit Award Award

Invercargill Licensing Trust Not for Profit Award
Recognising excellence in performance by a Southland not-for-profit organisation.
Winner - Habitat for Humanity Invercargill
Southland Chamber of Commerce Professional Service Sector Award Award
Southland Chamber of Commerce Professional Service Sector Award Award

Southland Chamber of Commerce Professional Service Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise in the professional service sector that provides outstanding products or services.
Winner – Market South

SPECIALIST CATEGORIES

Market South Innovation Award Award
Market South Innovation Award Award

Market South Innovation 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.
Winner - EIS Ltd
Healthy Families Workplace Wellbeing Award Award
Healthy Families Workplace Wellbeing Award Award

Healthy Families Workplace Wellbeing Award
Recognising enterprises that have created successful initiatives designed to embed a culture of wellness in their organisations.
Winner - Blue River Dairy LP
ACC Workplace Safety Award  Award
ACC Workplace Safety Award  Award

ACC Workplace Safety Award
For all enterprises that demonstrate excellent safety in the workplace.
Winner - FI Innovations
Southern Institute of Technology Business Personality Award Award
Southern Institute of Technology Business Personality Award Award

Southern Institute of Technology Business Personality Award
Recognition of an outstanding individual who has gone the extra mile.
Winner – Paul Adams

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