Save the date – 2021 Waipa Networks Business Awards

Dates for the 2021 Waipa Networks Business Awards have been announced. A launch event hosted by the Cambridge Business Chamber will be held on Monday 8th February 2021, officially opening the entries. The Awards will culminate in the official awards presentation, scheduled for Friday 16th April.

The 2021 Awards are being coordinated by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. While the Te Awamutu Chamber is not a coordinating partner in the 2021 event, we’re strongly encouraging our Te Awamutu businesses to save these dates and take up this opportunity to enter and attend the special evening as a highlight of the business calendar.

The Awards aim to encourage and support businesses in their quest for success through sustainability, innovation, leadership, and excellence. Any business, of any size, located in the Waipa District is eligible to enter.

The unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 event due to COVID-19 means 2021 will be extra-special as a bi-annual event. As a Chamber, we are looking forward to supporting the Cambridge Business Chamber in 2021.

The awards have been reshaped to reflect the current environment, recognising and celebrating Waipa’s resilience during this difficult time. Awards categories have been revised, better reflecting business issues and strategies during 2020.  

Kelly Bouzaid, CEO Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, commented that ‘whilst Covid had been incredibly disruptive to our region’s businesses, there will be some wonderful stories of innovation, adaptation and leadership to showcase in the 2021 Awards programme’.

Waipa Networks, who is also the Te Awamutu Chamber’s premium local partner, will continue its support as naming rights sponsors of the event, without whom this premier business event would not be possible.

“Waipa Networks welcomes the return of the Awards for 2021 not just to highlight the achievements of those in the local business community, but to acknowledge the solidarity that has, and continues, to help us through these challenging times,” says Adam Fletcher, CEO Waipa Networks.  

“Whilst Waipa Networks has a long history as Principal Sponsor of the Awards, I look forward in particular to these Awards and their role in recognising how endurance through leadership and innovation has fuelled success.”

Last year’s supreme winners were Gourmet Delicious.

“Entering the Waipa Business Awards allowed us to reflect on our business, assess our competencies and look at our business more strategically from all aspects,” says a spokesperson for Gourmet Delicious.

“It proved incredibly useful and held us in good steed to weather the unforeseen pandemic! The association with the Waipa Networks Business Awards has certainly added weight to growing our business, demonstrating our processes and management capabilities.”

Entry Details

In recognition of the present working environment, entering has been made a very simple process. There are no lengthy forms to complete, and the judges will decide the winners by interviewing the nominees. There will be a minimal entry charge to enter the business awards and if businesses need help getting organised, please contact us.

Find out more

2021 is not that far away, so get your Awards thinking in play. For more information on entering or sponsoring, visit www.waipabusinessawards.co.nz


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