Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards 2017

Gala Event : Saturday 7th October 2017.  Tickets will be available mid September.

Nominations & entries are now open.

Download the nomination, entry & awards information (pdf)

Being nominated for the 2017 Westpac Rotorua Business Awards provides you and your business with: 
  • A chance for you to review your business practices
  • A great team building exercise
  • A chance to put your business in the spotlight with key local publicity
  • Independent feedback from expert judges
  • A useful benchmark of your progress and achievements against competitors and other sectors in
    the local business environment
  • Opportunities to network with other business leaders and professionals
  • Reward and acknowledgement of the contribution made by employees in growing and developing
    your business
  • A means of engendering pride in your business
  • An opportunity to focus on your business, its core strengths and the competitive advantages that
    make you a worthy candidate for business excellence


Entry Forms

Westpac Business Excellence Awards Official Entry for

  • Holland Beckett Lawyers : Manufacturing and Trade Business Award
  • Deloitte : Service Provider Business Award
  • Pukeroa Oruawhata Holdings Ltd : Retail Business Award
  • Rotorua Daily Post : Hospitality and Attractions Business Award
  • Rotorua Lakes Council : Emerging Business Award
  • The Hits : Community Organisation Business Award

Toi Ohomai Emerging Young Leader of the Year

TrustPower Customer Service Award

Bay of Connections Excellence in Sustainable Practices Award

The Arista Group Social Responsibility Award

Ministry of Education Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Talent ID Employee of the Year


Rotorua Business Awards 


Finalists and winners also receive:
  • Public recognition of outstanding business success and achievement
  • Rights to use the 2017 Westpac Rotorua Excellence Business Awards logo for promotion and
    marketing purposes
  • On-going promotional opportunities to demonstrate leadership and excellence
  • An opportunity to celebrate their business’ many strengths and unique qualities
  • For category winners, a prestigious trophy


Categories & Sponsors


Holland Beckett Lawyers Logo 
Manufacturing and Trade Business Award
For organisations whose main business is to
manufacture and/or distribute goods, and for
trades people.
Service Provider Business Award
For private sector organisations that are primarily
set up to provide services (rather than products) to
their clients.

Retail Business Award
For private sector businesses selling goods to end
users from permanent premises that are open for at
least 30 hours per week.
Emerging Young Leader of the Year
To recognise the rising star working in the Rotorua
Business Community, aged between 18 and 40.
They will be making a considerable contribution to
their organisation through leadership and innovation,
including extending their involvement

Hospitality and Attractions Business Award
For organisations that are engaged in providing goods
and services in the hospitality or tourism sector.
Customer Service Award
To recognise organisations that have developed

Emerging Business Award
For private sector businesses that have been in
operation for less than two years.
Excellence in Sustainable Practices Award
To recognise organisations who practice cultural,
environmental, social and economic bottom lines.

The Arista Group 
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
To recognise year 11-13 students who have shown
an innovative approach to business, fundraising, or
community support.
Social Responsibility Award
To recognise organisations which have made a strong
contribution back to our society and the environment.

The Hits 97.5 FM
Community Organisation Business Award
For organisations outside the private sector including
not-for-profit, education, and local government.
Employee of the Year
To recognise that person within your organisation that
has walked that extra mile in meeting the needs of
your customers.