Business awards return 

Waipā’s business awards will return to the district next year.

The awards, which were shelved because of Covid, will be staged at Mystery Creek next April.

Waipā deputy mayor Liz Stolwyk said entering the awards is something “Waipā Businesses should all do at least once”.

“We all work very hard in our businesses, and this is an opportunity to allow others to see what you do” said Stolwyk, who is one of two Waipā  Networks Business Awards Ambassadors named in the announcement.

The other is Jason Tiller, from Rocketspark, the 2021 supreme winner.

Jason Tiller

The awards will continue to carry the Waipā Networks name.

Stolwyk said celebrating achievements and letting staff feel proud of their contribution were both excellent reasons to enter the 2023 awards.

Liz Stolwyk

“My past experience as a judge for these awards showed me the enormous pride and recognition that your team feel when entering”.

Organisers say the delays caused by Covid had the unexpected positive effect of showing there were benefits in staging a biennial event.
Waipā Networks chief Sean Horgan said his company was proud to continue a long-standing support as the platinum sponsor of the awards.

The Cambridge and Te Awamutu chambers of commerce are finalising the awards categories and entries will be taken from October 12 to February 15.

Cambridge chamber chief Kelly Bouzaid said it had been incredible to hear the stories of innovation, adaptability, resilience and growth that had continued to happen despite the challenges in recent years.

“We believe that it is more important than ever to acknowledge our district’s businesses achievements and continue to inspire each other to continue to be one of the most diverse and innovative business communities in the country,” she said.

The News publisher Good Local Media is the print partner for the awards and is sponsoring the Customer Choice section in Cambridge and Te Awamutu.

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