Finalists announced: 2016 Westpac Waikato Business Awards


The Westpac Waikato Business Awards finalists were announced at a special event held last night Wednesday 5th of October 2016, at FMG Stadium Hamilton. Along with the category winners for the Not for Profit and the Micro Business Categories.

The Finalists are;

Category Sponsor Finalist
Not for Profit SKYCity Hamilton Volunteering Waikato
Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust
WINNER: CSC Buying Group
Micro Business Porters Group Resultz Group NZ Ltd
Emma’s Food Bag
WINNER: Raglan Coconut Yoghurt
Service Excellence AON Insurance Asset Recruitment
Elite Business Systems
Urban Homes
Paterson Burn Optometrists
Business Growth Deloitte Civtec Ltd
    Urban Homes
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    BCD Group Ltd
    Last Season Ltd
Marketing Chow Hill Architects SKYCITY Hamilton
Hobbiton Movie Set
Urban Homes
Power Farming Head Quarters
Innovation Vodafone PantherCMS
Coolsense NZ Limited
Arboreline Products
Strategy & Planning Wintec Paterson Burn Optometrists
CKL Planning, Surveying, Engineering, Environmental
SKYCITY Hamilton
Company-X Ltd
Arboreline Products Ltd
Community Contribution Perry’s Cater Plus
Zealong Tea Estate
Global Operator Waikato Means Business Parking Sense Ltd
Zealong Tea Estate
Emerging Leader Everest Group Paul Blue – WEL
Richard Riley – Ultrafast Fibre Ltd
Sarah King – The Ambassador
Richard Jeffares –Ultrafast Fibre Ltd
Jenna Russell – Essential Recycling
CEO University of Waikato Max Davies – Elite Business Systems
Russell Alexander – Hobbiton Movie Set
Paul Hodge – CaterPlus
Garth Dibley – Wel
Michelle Baillie – SKYCity


Waikato Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, William Durning said once again that the Mighty Waikato is proudly celebrating an ever increasing number of successful and dynamic businesses to not only our region, but to the rest of New Zealand and the world as well.

“The number and quality of entrants and finalists in this year’s awards endorses why we believe in backing business, because good businesses are part of the foundation to a great society benefiting all.”Mr Durning said

The category winners and the announcement of the Westpac Supreme Business of the Year will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner, on November 4th at Claudelands. Tickets are on sale to the general public by contacting the Waikato Chamber of Commerce directly at or 07 839 5895


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