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2020 Business Awards Winners
 
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2020 Westpac Otago Business Awards Winners

Otago Chamber of Commerce —

Held biennially, the Otago Chamber of Commerce is proud to deliver the 12th Westpac Otago Business Awards, in what marks 22 years since the awards first began. Otago is home to many great businesses and the Awards are an opportunity to showcase the best in Otago business.


In 2020 we acknowledge the “Journeys” of our businesses from those starting out to those that have reached their destination. We know that the journey is not always straight forward, that there are road bumps along the way, changes in plans, and possibly a few storms to weather. 2020 has been a challenging year for business and we feel that at the end of a tough year it’s time to celebrate business successes and look towards a brighter future.

The Awards are not just about long established businesses, but also include emerging businesses and future business leaders. There are 18 awards in total, with one award winner being selected from 3-4 finalists in each category.

Finalists are selected from a wide range of entries, following a careful selection process by a panel of independent judges. It’s a tough decision to make, with so many great businesses entering the awards, but the judges bring a wide range of expertise and work together to recognise business success.

For the first time, in 2020 the Westpac Otago Business Awards offered up a “People’s Choice Award” run online through the Otago Daily Times - congratulations to Check In Ltd for winning this award.

The winners were announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony on 13 November 2020. Check out the Allied Press article and video of the awards night

Thanks to Gravity Events for photography of the event. Here is a link to the photo gallery - if you use any of these photos please acknowledge the Westpac Otago Business Awards & Gravity Events by using the watermarked prints.

Congratulations to our finalists and winners!


SUPREME BUSINESS EXCELLENCE 

Mercy Hospital Dunedin Ltd - WINNER


CITY OF DUNEDIN MAYOR'S AWARD FOR BUSINESS PERSONALITY

Sarah Hussey


FUTURE BUSINESS LEADER

Justin McEntyre - WINNER

Kevin Gilbert

Phillippa Duffy


EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE

Mercy Hospital Dunedin Ltd - WINNER

Contego Systems Ltd

Groom Laser & Skin Clinic


EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL

Night 'n Day Foodstores - WINNER

Gilbert's Fine Food

University Book Shop (Otago) Ltd


EXCELLENCE IN DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS

Southern Furniture Movers Ltd - WINNER

DHL Global Forwarding NZ Ltd

Mainfreight Limited


EXCELLENCE IN PRIMARY INDUSTRY

Silver Fern Farms - WINNER

Southern Clams Limited

Topflite Limited


EXCELLENCE IN NOT FOR PROFIT

Otago Museum - WINNER

Central Cinema Incorporated

Volunteer South


EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

Speight's Brewery Tours - WINNER

Hair Raiser Tours

Pembroke Patisserie


EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY

Tuapeka Gold Print - WINNER

Education Perfect

The Print Room


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Education Perfect - WINNER

Farra Engineering

Runaway Play

Tuapeka Gold Print


EMERGING BUSINESS

Reno Masters Ltd - WINNER

Ezifish Charters Ltd

Flock Consulting


SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE

Southern Clams Limited - WINNER

Edgewater-Lake Wanaka

PURE NZ Ice Cream


MĀORI BUSINESS

Horizon Tours - WINNER

Check In Ltd

Ezifish Charters


INNOVATION

Animation Research Ltd - WINNER

Firebrand - Youth Employment Success

Pure Services


BUSINESS INTEGRITY

Kainic Medical Communications - WINNER 

Firebrand

Mercy Hospital Dunedin Ltd


ESSENTIAL SERVICE SAFETY

Harbour Fish Ltd

Mercy Hospital Dunedin Ltd

Night 'n Day Foodstores - WINNER

Pact


So many great finalists - we hope to see some back in 2022 for a crack at the Supreme Excellence Award.


For the published list of finalists, including photos, please see the attached document.