EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the Not for Profit category is a perfect fit for the organisation.
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Not for Profit category at these awards for the first time as part of our relationship with the Chamber,” says Mr O’Riley.
Being a not for profit ourselves, it reflects the values we share of strengthening our communities - in this case the Northland business community. It also reflects our strong focus on helping Northland businesses succeed, working alongside the Chamber and other partners, capitalising on initiatives started by the Provincial Growth Fund and other growth opportunities like roading, water supply, marine infrastructure, visitor facilities and defence force relocation.
We encourage not-for-profit organisations to enter the Awards as they have such a positive impact in the community, so they deserve to be recognised and celebrated for the contribution they make.”
Entries for the Not for Profit category close on Friday, July 30.
NorthChamber CEO Steve Smith says not for profit organisations play a critical role in Northland communities and undertake a variety of core functions that we all rely on.
They are often operating on limited resources it is essential that they adopt good business practices and operate under good governance,” says Mr Smith.
As well as the ‘business as usual challenges’ that all businesses face, they are continually tasked with funding their activities. They operate within, and are closely integrated with, mainstream business on whom they often rely for financial contributions. We encourage them to enter the Northland Business Excellence Awards.”
There are a number of award categories to suit including small, medium and large Northland businesses. Mr Smith says with entries closing on July 30 for most categories there is still time to get entries into shape.
Mr Smith is also calling on Northland businesses to give the specialist or individual award categories that are relevant to their operations a go.
Specialist Categories include He Poutama Taitamariki (Youth Employee of the Year), Not for Profit, Environmental Excellence, Best Digital Transformation, Workplace Safety, Te Mana Oranga Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Award, Creative Industries, Innovate Northland, Judges Choice Award, Customer Choice and Northland Business Hall of Fame. Winners of the main business categories will then compete for the Business Excellence Supreme Award.
About the EMA:
The EMA is dedicated to helping people and businesses grow. It offers advice, learning, advocacy and support for more than 7,400 businesses as members of the EMA, ExportNZ and The EMA’s Manufacturers Network. The EMA is part of the BusinessNZ Network and its territory spans the upper North Island. The EMA also offers many of its services nationally to member businesses, and through its partners.