Article – Southland Times / Stuff 19 August 2019
The finalists for the 2019 Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards have been announced.
Chamber of Commerce chief executive Sheree Carey said they were thrilled a record number of businesses had applied with 109 applications received over the 10 categories.
“The companies should be commended for the time and effort spent on putting together top-class applications,” she said.
The Awards Gala Dinner will be held at Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill on Friday, September 27.
Findex (NZ) Ltd Primary and Primary Services Sector Award: Aquila Sustainable Farming, Blue Sky Meats, WM Compliance Solutions.
Invercargill City Council Construction, Trade, Manufacturing and Distribution Award: Blue Sky Meats, FI Innovations, New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter, PowerNet.
Powernet New and Emerging Award: Miss Stage, Solve it and Escape, Southern Optical, The Awareness Project, WM Compliance Solutions.
The Southland Times Consumer Award: KNL Travel, McCallums Group, Ray White Invercargill, Shoe Clinic Invercargill, Southern Optical.
Invercargill Licensing Trust Not for Profit Award: Habitat for Humanity Invercargill, Koha Kai, Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust.
Southland Chamber of Commerce Professional Services Award: Back9 Creative Studio, KNL Travel, Market South, Mrs Tradie, Occ Health South,
Market South Innovation Award: Better by Bar, EIS, McCallums Group, New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter, Source Development.
ACC Workplace Safety Award: Aquila Sustainable Farming, EIS, FI Innovations.
Healthy Families Invercargill Workplace Wellbeing Award: Aquila Sustainable Farming, Blue River Dairy, Environment Southland, McIntyre Dick.
Southern Institute of Technology Business Personality Award: Carla Forbes (Market South), Janice Lee (Koha Kai), Paul Adams (Stabicraft)