Celebrating business excellence and innovation in our community.
Each year the MARLBOROUGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Business EXCELLENCE Awards are a highlight of the local business events calendar.
The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Awards are a showcase of the region’s business talent and capability and a platform for paying tribute to those building our economy and community.
The 2018 Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards categories are:
Marlborough Convention Centre Emerging Business Award
This award is for a business that has started trading within the last 2 years.
Haack Construction Small Business Award
This award is for a business that has an annual turnover of less than $1 million.
Dominion Salt Medium Business Award
This award is for a business that has an annual turnover of between $1 million and $3.5 million.
Marlborough Lines Large Business
This award is for a business that has an annual turnover of $3.5 million.
Businesses entering the Emerging, Small, Medium and Large Business categories are automatically entered into the Supreme Business Award. This is an overall winner that scores highly in all aspects of the judging criteria and has an x-factor that inspires the Marlborough business community.
New Zealand King Salmon Community Impact
This award is for a programme, project, campaign or an overall business that has had, or continues to have, a positive impact on the Marlborough community in a way that inspires others and makes a difference.
Only Marlborough Clever Business
This award is for a business that demonstrates innovation and responds to change. This could be an innovate or inventive approach to people, products or processes. Entrants need to prove how their clever business story has contributed to the success of the Marlborough economy.
Trustpower Business Person of the Year*
This award is for an extraordinary business person in the Marlborough region who exhibits qualities that inspire our business community. This person must exhibit an excellent level of business standards and ethics, demonstrate leadership, vision and community involvement, have proven business achievement, and foster awareness of the Marlborough business community through local, national or international business dealings.
Mediaworks Young Business Person of the Year*
This award is for a person aged 35 or under. This award celebrates an extraordinary young business person who exhibits qualities that inspire our business community. This person must exhibit an excellent level of business standards and ethics, have proven business achievement, and plans for future growth of the business.
*Entrants for Business Person and Young Business Person of the Year will be accepted by way of online nomination on the Chamber's website, with voting of finalists open to the Marlborough community.