DeBretts dominates Taupo awards


Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort walked away from the ServiceIQ Great Lake Taupo Business Awards with two major awards including the top award for the evening as well as two highly commended awards.

The awards dinner was held at Wairakei Resort and attracted more than 300 of Taupo’s business leaders covering a wide range of industries and niches.

Taupo DeBretts owner Barry Kirkland.

The resort won the BNZ Overall Business of the Year 2017 and the Strettons Excellence in Business – Large Business Award.

It was also highly commended in the Quality Print Excellence in Sustainability and Wairakei Resort Excellence in Leadership Awards.

In his acceptance speech, Barry Kirkland, owner of TDSR spoke of the 30 year journey and recognised the large number of business people in the room who at some stage had worked at or been suppliers to the resort.

He also took a few minutes to praise the staff and made particular mention of the hard work and abilities of Mirela Petrar, operations manager.

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort will now compete in the finals in two categories in the New Zealand Tourism Award in September.


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