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Business Awards season fast approaching
June 2012
2011 Electra Business Awards winners Carl and Simone Vasta from Tuatara Brewing

It is fast approaching the time where our local business folks get to suit up and hit the red carpet for the 2012 Electra Business Awards.
But as they say 'first you have to be in to win'. Entries are still open and close on June 8.
Last year's overall winner was Tuatara Brewing with owners Carl and Simone Vasta pictured receiving their Award.
Speaking about entering the awards Carl Vasta said "Working through the entry process confirmed my view that there is a right way to run a company and the questions confirmed that the judges were looking for things that we also felt were very important."
Paul Fong of Youth Quest, winners of the Not-For-Profit category, also spoke about the benefits of entering. "I would recommend any business to enter and have a go you have nothing to lose and a lot of experts in the business field to gain from."
Entry details are available from the Awards website: or email
The Categories
There are 11 categories and three excellence awards.
Customer Service, Staff Development, Operational Capability, Health & Safety, Marketing and Image Building, New Thinking, Sustainability, Regional Branding & Promotion, Hi-Growth, Export, Not for profit.
Entrants need to choose two or more categories to enter into and answer the questions specific to these categories in the entry form.
Small Business of the Year - small businesses, with 5 or fewer staff, that have been operating continuously for three years or more.
Emerging Business of the Year - any type of business that has been operating for less than three years and can demonstrate that it is making a significant impact in its market.
Past Masters Award - for previous 'Business of the Year' Award Winners that have shown the most significant improvements in the manner in which their business has developed since their 'Business of the Year' was awarded.
Category and excellence award winners are eligible to win the Business of the Year title.

Clare Smith (added 98 weeks ago)
I wish to vote for Bin Inn Kapiti Wholefoods and Deli. These people know their business and I found them very helpful and friendly.
Kelvin Kipa (added 155 weeks ago)
I wish to vote for the KAPITI TENPIN BOWLING CLUB. a Business caring for both the young and old for exciting entertainment managed by courteous friendly cheeky staff.
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