Business Awards: About the awards - Tauranga Chamber of Commerce

By entering the awards, you are a winner.

ANALYSIS leads to KNOWLEDGE, which leads to UNDERSTANDING, which leads to IMPROVEMENT

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Awards is your opportunity to celebrate the part you play in our region’s past, present and future. Whether you’ve been in business 12 months or 12 years, this is your time to reflect on your business: Where you’ve been, where you are and where you’re going.

The Chamber has been a proud host of this event for more than 20 years. It’s part of our commitment to connect and champion local businesses, by giving business owners quality opportunities for professional development and events through which to build those important personal relationships – all in all, strengthening our business community.

Why enter the awards?

From small businesses to large organisations, every business that enters the Tauranga Business Awards has an opportunity to be recognised and celebrated in a public forum.  

  • It’s a cost effective way to gain an outside perspective on your strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • The process, from entry to awards evening, is a great opportunity to energise and motivate your team by reflecting on your business successes and setting new goals.
  • The awards give you a platform through which to benchmark your business against competitors.
  • By becoming an entrant of the awards, you’ll gain media recognition and elevate the profile of you business and brand. 

There is no charge to enter the business awards and, if a business needs help getting organised, the Chamber can assist.

But don't take our word for it...

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FAQs: What you need to know

No, all businesses and not-for-profit organisations can enter themselves. However, if you wish to nominate a business, you can! 

 

If you nominate a business or social enterprise, we will make contact with them, to inform them they have been nominated, and send them the entry form to fill out. 

Nominations are confidential, but you are welcome to let the business / organisation know you’ve made the nomination and encourage them to enter.

Click here to nominate a deserving local business. 

 

Any business or organisation can enter one category in its own right, or one sector category and one best business practice category.

Judges will have the discretion to consider all entries as contenders for any of the best business practice categories, as well as for the Tauranga Business of the Year Award.

Many businesses will be eligible for multiple categories.  You should choose the category that most suits the emphasis you wish to highlight in your entry.

More details on categories can be found here. 

Your entry should be submitted via our Online Entry Form, and include the information requested. 

Entries in other formats and supporting information can be viewed by the judges when they visit. We recommend you adhere to the word limits provided.

More information can be found here. 

There is no cost to enter the Tauranga Business Awards.

You will, however, need to purchase your tickets to the Awards evening. More information on the awards night can be found here.  

There is no prior notification of finalists. They will be announced on the night, along with the winners. 

About the awards

Why should you enter the awards? Let us tell you.

Categories & judging

Everything you need to know about our awards entry process.

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We've made entry easy with an online application form.

The awards night

A glitzy, glamourous evening for you to mix and mingle among your peers.
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