Publish date: 04/04/2018

The 2018 North Canterbury Business Awards will be officially launched on Wednesday, May 2nd with a relaxed and informative evening event.

The North Canterbury Business Awards Launch event kicks off at 5.30pm at Kingsford Kitchen in Rangiora and is aimed at local business owners who are thinking about entering the awards, or those who know nothing about the biennial event and want to find out more.

“This is everybody’s chance to learn all about the awards and how entering can help your business grow,” explains Miles Dalton, Business Support Manager at Enterprise North Canterbury and organiser of the North Canterbury Business Awards.

“We will welcome everyone with drinks and nibbles and will discuss what entering the awards involves. We’ll introduce the award sponsors and hear from previous award winners. There will also be a Q&A session to allow potential entrants to find out whatever they need to know.”

The North Canterbury Business Awards started in 2008 as a way to celebrate local business success in the region. Held every two years, the awards have become known as the premier business event in the region, with past winners attributing increased business awareness, increased sales and partnerships and improved staff morale to their win.

“We get really positive feedback from all of our entrants, whether they win something or not,” explains Miles. “Business owners tell us that the application process in itself is a very rewarding and valuable process, and to then go on to be acknowledged as winners in their category is a bonus. They also really enjoy the Gala Evening; it’s a fun night out and a great social event on the local business calendar.”

Applications for the business awards will also open on May 2nd, closing on June 22nd. After judging, and the voting of the People’s Choice Award, winners will be announced at the Business Awards Gala Evening on August 31st.

The Business Awards Launch Event is free, but registrations are essential. To register visit: 

 With thanks to the sponsors of the 2018 North Canterbury Business Awards:

Tall sponsors banner