Locals share the spoils at Electra Business Awards
The Kapiti/Wellington franchise of the hugely successful G.J. Gardner Homes residential construction business has been named the 2016 Electra Business of the Year.
Rimu Chiropractic Studio received the BNZ Highly Commended Award with the judges recognising the company's strong planning disciplines and people focus, stating that: "Michelle and Tristan are to be congratulated on achieving what many business owners strive for in having a fully engaged team which embodies the values and future direction of the business. The judges acknowledge this full potential as the business will become increasingly successful over time."
Popular winners of the It's Great to be Here Award were Paraparaumu Beach based business Star People HR & Recruitment.
The judges commented, "The owners of Star People have shown a particular strength, knowledge and dedication to the local market and have a strong involvement in community affairs with a solid understanding of its target market".
Star People director Julia Palmer said the award was shared with the staff who have embraced the ethos of being their client's HR partner, saving them time, stress and money when it comes to finding new staff, temporary staff or managing existing staff relationships.
"Our reputation for great service means Star People have been working in partnership with businesses all over Kapiti and beyond since 2003. Along with servicing our business partners in Kapiti we regularly work with clients in Wellington, Porirua, Levin, Palmerston North, Hutt Valley and Hawkes Bay, Auckland and Christchurch," said Ms Palmer who works in partnership with Sheryl Earnshaw.
The other Excellence Award winners were:
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