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Kapiti/Horowhenua Business Award Winners and Finalists
October 2015
Marty's Panel & Paint Ltd - award winners at the Electra Business Awards

Some people dream of success. Others get up everyday and work hard for it! The Electra Business Awards are very pleased to be able to recognise you for all of your hard work and what you're achieving.

2015 winners

Sponsored by:Owner Operator Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti
Winner: Mr Sweep Kapiti Horowhenua
Judges Comments: "The judges note that Mr Sweep has strong personal ethics which translate into good work ethics and attitudes towards customers, staff and stakeholders. The owner-operator company is congratulated for its involvement with the Fire Brigade and school community"

Small Business Sponsored by: Whitireia New Zealand
Winner: Marty's Panel & Paint Ltd
Judges Comments: " Marty's' journey as a previous entrant in the Electra Awards has enabled the development of robust systems, action plans, monitoring and KPIs into very useful business tools and metrics to progress the business further. Marty's is an ideal winner in the 'Small Business' category"

Medium Business Sponsored by: GTB IT Solutions
Winner: Focal Point Cinema & Café Levin
Judges Comments: "The creativity, leadership, organisational and marketing capabilities, coupled with sheer persistence by the owners, has resulted in turning the Focal Point Cinema business around and expanding it into a vital and profitable community asset"

Large Business Sponsored by: The Law Connection
Winner: HLC
Judges Comments: "The judges were impressed with the leadership, teambuilding, and benchmarking performance of HLC, which, coupled with its clear strategic direction, action planning and challenging KPI's, have produced an extremely viable and worthy winner for the 'Large Business" award"

Health & Safety Sponsored by: Crombie Lockwood

Winner: Turk's Poultry Farm Ltd
Judges Comments: "Since 2012, Turks Poultry has enhanced its business practice with consolidated strategies, policies and measures and these are reflected in strong performance in several areas, including health and safety, which have all contributed to Turks' successful business"

Sustainabilty Sponsored by: EECA
Winner: HLC
Judges Comments: "Attention to detail is paramount in the way HLC operates so the company's dedication to quality and integrity has enhanced its sustainability, reflecting a paradigm shift to produce the right results"

New Thinking Sponsored by: Grow Wellington
Winner: Marty's Panel & Paint
Judges Comments: "Marty's' Panel and Paint has applied innovative skills and thinking that will attract considerable new business and this new thinking makes the company unique in identifying services for additional clients in a very competitive environment"

Emerging Business Sponsored by: Finman Services / Xero
Winner: Smoooch Natural Products
Judges Comments: "The judges immediately recognised the determination of Smooch Natural Products to succeed with a very exciting concept and range of products. That potential will be rewarded with appropriate steps in building business performance, to back an innovative product range making them a winner in the 'Emerging Business" category"

Employer of Choice Sponsored by: Goodman Contractors
Winner: CS Law
Judges Comments: "CS Law has become known for the strong team culture within its practice based on an empowering philosophy for skill development with team members gaining experience through collaboration with other teams, resourced and encouraged by the directors"

'It's Great to be here' Sponsored by: Coastlands Shoppingtown
Winner: Turk's Poultry Farm Ltd

Judges Comments: "Turks Poultry's strong involvement in community affairs, together with its contribution as one of the region's major employers, has given it substantial benefits demonstrating that the winner of the 'It's Great to be Here' award thrives in the Kapiti-Horowhenua Region"

CUSTOMER CHOICE AWARDS Retail - Sponsored by: Kapiti Observer/Horowhenua Mail
Winner: Superminx
Customer Comments:

"If there was an '11' on this scale I would be adding this - the girls there are so friendly and helpful and always phone me when new product that I might like comes in."

"Excellent stock, really thoughtful merchandising, great customer service."
"Always helpful no matter who is managing the store."
"The friendly, helpful staff and great variety of product make this one of my favourite stores!"

Service Sponsored by: BeachFM
Winner: Mr Sweep Kapiti Horowhenua

Customer Comments:
"Always ready to go the extra mile and they always do a very professional job."
"Office staff were friendly and efficient. The 'sweep' was very friendly and helpful and left my fire area spotless."
"Great company, professional and friendly staff, prompt service, no mess, sound advice regarding the flu and log burner, 12 months notice phone call. Can't ask for more!"
"I have used this firm for the past 15 years and they have ALWAYS completed their work in a very competent manner. I would recommend them to anyone."


Turk's Poultry Farm Ltd

Judges Comments: "Turks is a foundation member of the group of successful Horowhenua businesses who recognise the value of continuous improvement and seek to have this independently assessed through the Electra Awards. Over the years, Turks has demonstrated the results of this approach to growth, making a strong mark on the region and the industry it operates in. It is on the path to further success and the assessors and judges congratulate the company for its ambitious and disciplined approach"


Judges Comments: "HLC's assessment revealed an exceptional performer who has steadily improved its performance, driven by a strong strategic plan. We are very fortunate to have such a company in our midst and as the 2015 Electra 'Business of the Year' "

2015 Finalists

(Listed in alphabetical order)
Owner Operator Excellence Award Sponsored by Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti
Lowtax Ltd
Mr Sweep Kapiti/Horowhenua Ltd
Sophora Skincare & More
Small Business Excellence Award Sponsored by Whitireia New Zealand
AD Architecture Ltd
Lifestyle Hair Studio
Marty's Panel & Paint Ltd
Quinovic Property Management
Medium Business Excellence Award Sponsored by GTB IT Solutions
CS Law
Focal Point Cinema Levin
HMC Kapiti Ltd
Large Business Excellence Award Sponsored by The Law Connection
MASH Trust
Turk's Poultry Farm Ltd
Health & Safety Achievement Award Sponsored by Crombie Lockwood
Turk's Poultry Farm Ltd
Waikanae Beach Four Square
Emerging Business Achievement Award Sponsored by Finman Services / Xero
Artbeat Ltd
Smoooch Natural Products
New Thinking Achievement Award Sponsored by Grow Wellington
Focal Point Cinema Levin
Marty's Panel & Paint Ltd
Sustainability Achievement Award Sponsored by EECA
AD Architecture Ltd
Marty's Panel & Paint Ltd
Employer of Choice Achievement Award Sponsored by Goodman Contractors
CS Law
Lifestyle Hair Studio
It's Great to be Here Achievement Award Sponsored by Coastlands Shoppingtown
AD Architecture Ltd
MASH Trust
Turk's Poultry Farm Ltd
Customer Choice Award - Retail Sponsored by Kapiti Observer / Horowhenua Mail
Hardy's Health Store Coastlands
Undercover Secrets Lingerie
Waikanae Beach Four Square
Customer Choice Award - Service Sponsored by Beach FM
Chocolate Hair
Maxi Carpet & Floods
Mr Sweep Kapiti Horowhenua
Steam Incorporated

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