2020 Westpac Otago Business Awards Winners
By Otago Chamber of Commerce | Posted: Sunday November 15, 2020
Held biennially, the Otago Chamber of Commerce is proud to deliver the 12th Westpac Otago Business Awards, in what marks 22 years since the awards first began. Otago is home to many great businesses and the Awards are an opportunity to showcase the best in Otago business.
In 2020 we acknowledge the “Journeys” of our businesses from those starting out to those that have reached their destination. We know that the journey is not always straight forward, that there are road bumps along the way, changes in plans, and possibly a few storms to weather. 2020 has been a challenging year for business and we feel that at the end of a tough year it’s time to celebrate business successes and look towards a brighter future.
The Awards are not just about long established businesses, but also include emerging businesses and future business leaders. There are 18 awards in total, with one award winner being selected from 3-4 finalists in each category.
Finalists are selected from a wide range of entries, following a careful selection process by a panel of independent judges. It’s a tough decision to make, with so many great businesses entering the awards, but the judges bring a wide range of expertise and work together to recognise business success.
For the first time, in 2020 the Westpac Otago Business Awards offered up a “People’s Choice Award” run online through the Otago Daily Times - congratulations to Check In Ltd for winning this award.
The winners were announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony on 13 November 2020. Check out the Allied Press article and video of the awards night
Thanks to Gravity Events for photography of the event. Here is a link to the photo gallery - if you use any of these photos please acknowledge the Westpac Otago Business Awards & Gravity Events by using the watermarked prints.
Congratulations to our finalists and winners!
SUPREME BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
CITY OF DUNEDIN MAYOR'S AWARD FOR BUSINESS PERSONALITY
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADER
EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE
Contego Systems Ltd
Groom Laser & Skin Clinic
EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL
Gilbert's Fine Food
University Book Shop (Otago) Ltd
EXCELLENCE IN DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS
DHL Global Forwarding NZ Ltd
EXCELLENCE IN PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Southern Clams Limited
EXCELLENCE IN NOT FOR PROFIT
Central Cinema Incorporated
EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Hair Raiser Tours
EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY
The Print Room
Tuapeka Gold Print
Ezifish Charters Ltd
SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE
PURE NZ Ice Cream
Check In Ltd
Firebrand - Youth Employment Success
Mercy Hospital Dunedin Ltd
ESSENTIAL SERVICE SAFETY
Harbour Fish Ltd
Mercy Hospital Dunedin Ltd
So many great finalists - we hope to see some back in 2022 for a crack at the Supreme Excellence Award.
For the published list of finalists, including photos, please see the attached document.