Rolling out the red carpet for business


Take hundreds of glamorous evening dresses, stylish tuxedos, the red carpet, beautiful tables dressed in gold and our very own spectacular Voice of Aotearoa….


…add 430 people from the region’s businesses, local dignitaries and politicians…


…Bring them all together in the brand new Lower Hutt Events Centre enjoying excellent food and wine…


…and you have a fabulous evening of celebrating the very best of business excellence.


The 2018 Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards, held on the 30th of November, was a stunning showcase of a very diverse, progressive and vibrant business community. With finalists across 12 different categories and from all walks of life it was easy to see the real pride and passion of everyone involved in each and every business.


Neos Systems Ltd was named the Supreme Business Award Winner. Anthony Lummis Company Director says,” “It was a great night. For my business partner Nick Thompson and I, winning this award was huge recognition for the team. It was all down to their hard work in building the business, and ultimately Neos providing the very best IT support to our clients locally, nationally and overseas.”


Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s President Mr Neville Hyde says, “Hosting these annual awards is always a pleasure. It is a very important part of our role to be the voice for local business, making opportunities to showcase the diversity of excellence in businesses throughout the region and their contribution to our communities. The participating businesses are great examples of the talent we have, coupled with the drive and enthusiasm that is alive and well throughout the Wellington region’s business culture and community.


The event also celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce.


Check out the photo gallery at http://hutt-chamber.org.nz/gallery/?gallery=9703

For more information about the Wellington region Business Excellence Awards contact

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

04 939 9821



Huge thanks to all our Award sponsors: Boulcott Hospital, BNZ, GNS Science, Gibson Sheat, Mediaworks, Kendons, Pertronic Industries, Lower Hutt Events Centre, Hutt City Council & Upper Hutt City Council. Our supporting sponsors OnVideo Media, Brady Dyer Photography, Caii-Michelle Voice of Aotearoa, Gillies Group, Meridian Energy, Mevo, Ohau Wines Streamliner and Tall Poppy Hutt Valley.


Congratulations to our Wellington Region Business Excellence Award 2018 Winners:


Supreme Winner - Sponsored by Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Neos Systems Ltd


Professional Services  -  Sponsored by Boulcott Hospital

Neos Systems Ltd


Manufacturing & Distribution   -  Sponsored by BNZ

Metal Art Ltd


Technology & Innovation  -   Sponsored by GNS Science

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand


Small Business   -   Sponsored by Gibson Sheat

Cameron Harrison - Butchery & Delicatessen


Hospitality & Tourism  -  Sponsored by Mediaworks

Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club


Trade Services & Suppliers  -  Sponsored by Kendons

James Henry Ltd


Special Categories


Best Emerging Business  -  Sponsored by Pertronic Industries

Alliance Fire & Security


Not For Profit  -  Sponsored by Lower Hutt Events Centre

Te Omanga Hospice


Sustainability  -   Sponsored by Hutt City Council

James Henry Ltd


Young Business Person of the Year  -  Sponsored by Hutt News  

Bob Laloli – EMA Group


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

Te Omanga Hospice