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Business owners encouraged to enter awards

Last year’s Supreme Award winner AgriSea NZ Ltd.

Applications are now open for the 2018 Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards. Organiser Kate Rigg urges business owners keen to know more, to attend one of the Q & A sessions being held in Hauraki and Thames-Coromandel this month.

“The feedback we’ve received from those who entered last year’s awards has been that taking part was incredibly beneficial for their business in all sorts of unexpected ways,” she said.

Hosted by Awards committee members, the Q&A sessions are designed to clarify what the awards are about and what’s involved in the application process.

General Manager of last year’s Supreme Award winner AgriSea NZ Ltd, Tane Bradley said his company gained much more than a trophy from throwing its hat in the ring.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to reflect on our own systems and processes, but also to be part of something bigger than us,” he said.

“The absolute highlight for me was to celebrate with other businesses doing all kinds of great things within our community. We’re all so busy running our own companies it’s easy to forget to stop and share our successes and learnings with each other. This is what the awards are all about.”

Launched for the first time last year, the Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution our businesses are making here, and on the global stage.

Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga says business success often flies under the radar.

“This is all about recognising and showcasing the hard work and achievements of our local businesses, and the important contribution they make to our communities. It’s amazing what’s happening, right here, under our noses in Hauraki” he said.

“The calibre of last year’s entrants blew me away, and I can’t wait to see what our business community comes up with this time round.”

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