Emerging Business Award*

This is a business that has started trading within the last 2 years. The criteria has less emphasis on financials.

Small Business Award*

This award is for a business that has an annual turnover of less than $1 million.

Medium Business Award*

This award is for a business that has an annual turnover of between $1 million and $3.5 million.

Large Business Award*

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 can only enter ONE of these categories. Businesses must demonstrate excellence in management and strategy, sales and marketing, sustainability, investing in people, customer experience, health and safety and overall success.

Community Impact Award

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.

Clever Business Award

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. 

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. 

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.

Hall of Fame Business Award

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce recognise that the efforts of individual business people are actually the fuel that keeps the economy running. Business people through their individual efforts risk capital, provide jobs, and oil the wheels of the economy. The Business Hall of Fame is therefore designed to recognise those who have, during their business career, demonstrated service both to their industry and to the greater Marlborough community.”

Supreme Business Award

All entries into the Emerging, Small, Medium and Large Business Awards will be 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.