NorthChamber CEO Steve Smith says without the ongoing support of sponsors, the awards could not happen.
Our sponsors are so loyal and generous with their support, whether it be financial or in-kind. In doing so they lay a platform for other Northland businesses to realise their potential and flourish,” says Mr Smith.
The breakfasts are being attended by the Chief Executives of Northland Business Excellence Awards principal sponsors Top Energy and Northpower – Russell Shaw and Andrew McLeod respectively – along with key staff from the two Northland electricity lines companies, who combined provide over 90,000 Northland premises with electricity 24/7.
We are really pleased to have Northpower and Top Energy on board as our principal sponsors for the next three years. But we are equally thankful for all of our other category sponsors, many of whom we have spoken about in recent weeks,” says Mr Smith.
The Emerging Business category is sponsored by Wynn Fraser Paints, the Micro Business Category by ASB, the Small Business category by Henderson Reeves, the Medium Business category by Marsden Maritime Holdings and the Large Business category by Northland Document Solutions.
Award entrants got to mix and mingle at the Orchard in Whangarei last week where they heard from Top Energy CEO Russell Shaw and Northpower CFO Ollie O’Neill about why they are so supportive of backing local businesses and their desire to help them succeed.
Another breakfast will be held in Kerikeri on August 20.
Entrants in the 2021 NorthChamber Northland Business Excellence Awards will take place between August 16 and September 24. The Awards will be presented on October 29.