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Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards 2019 - Finalists Announced

Monday, October 7, 2019

Selecting category and supreme winners from a top line-up of the Wellington Region businesses will be a tough call for judges in this year’s prestigious Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards Event.

Hosted by the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, President Mark Skelly says, “Businesses across the region have responded better than ever to this year’s awards with a record number of entries received. This reflects a very vibrant business community who are achieving great results. It is very exciting to see many new businesses keen to contest this year’s awards with categories such as Best Emerging Business and Trade Services being especially strong.

With 12 categories on offer many of the businesses that have made it through as finalists are companies that have never had the spotlight shone on them before. It will be our pleasure to showcase them and recognise them for their contribution and achievements in our community.”

Wellington Region Business Excellence Award 2019 Category Finalists are:


Manufacturing & Distribution - Sponsored by BNZ

Sanpro Industries Ltd



LT Transport Ltd


Professional Services - Sponsored by Neos Systems

Cuttriss Consultants Limited

Naenae Dental Clinic

Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors

Virtual Assistants Limited


Technology & Innovation -  Sponsored by GNS Science

Sanpro Industries Ltd

UPS Power Solutions Ltd


Global Seismic Data NZ Ltd


Small Business - Sponsored by Gibson Sheat

The Helpful Brand

Shazly Experience Hair & Wellness

The Rutherford Clinic

Virtual Assistants Limited


Hospitality & Tourism - Sponsored by Mediaworks

Lower Hutt Events Centre


Shipwreck Trading


Trade Services & Suppliers -  Sponsored by Kendons

RDL Group

Disaster Prepare Ltd

UPS Power Solutions Ltd

Straight Flush Plumbing

James Henry Ltd


Special Categories

Best Emerging Business - Sponsored by Pertronic Industries

The Settlement

Global Seismic Data NZ Ltd

Make it Obvious Ltd

DRE Systems Ltd



Not For Profit  - Sponsored by Lower Hutt Events Centre

Party Castles

Innovative Young Minds

Earthlink Incorporated

Hutt City Kindergartens


Excellence in Retail  - Sponsored by Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

 Wheeler Shoes

Cupcakes Sweeties

Shipwreck Trading


Sustainability  -  Sponsored by Hutt City Council

 Disaster Prepare Ltd

Shazly Experience Hair and Wellness

Lower Hutt Events Centre

James Henry Ltd


Young Business Person of the Year -  Sponsored by Hutt News  

Hayley Robertson - Milestone Financial Services Wgtn Ltd

Miles Illemann - NZ Smokefree Tomorrow Limited

Benjamin Sneddon - RDL Group Ltd

Kerry White - Alliance Fire & Security

Michael Watson - Study Spy

Terri Boote - Virtual Assistants


Mayoral Award - Sponsored by Hutt City Council & Upper Hutt City Council

Alliance Fire & Security

Hazardous Journey Productions Ltd

JDI Business Coaching

IR Legal

Foresee Communications

Shazly Experience Hair and Wellness

Powder Coating Services Ltd


The black tie gala event will be held at the Lower Hutt Events Centre on the evening of 22 November 2019. Mark says, “Last year was the first year at this fabulous venue and it was a great success. This year we expect to host up to 500 guests and have a spectacular evening of entertainment and celebration planned. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to book tickets and tables early on the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce website.

Mark says “The business awards provide an opportunity to showcase successful businesses across the wider community and the Chamber is delighted once again to host this prestigious event, with the support of many generous sponsors.”