May 27 2016

NBA Awards 2016 Finalists

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Newmarket Business Awards Announce Finalists

Auckland, New Zealand: Friday 27th May, 2016

The Newmarket Business Association (NBA) is pleased to announce the Newmarket Business Awards finalists for 2016.

This year’s judging panel includes business leaders Anne Norman (Pascoes Group), Stewart Sherriff (2Degrees), Jayne Atherton (Fairfax), Andy Hamilton (Icehouse), Michael Barnett (Auckland Chamber of Commerce), Wynnis Armour (AWF, Armour Consulting), Ian Gibson (Auckland City BMW), Rachel Dovey (Bayleys), Anthony Hoy Fong (Chef), Andrew Parsons (AUT) and Newmarket Rotary.

NBA’s CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas says that the high calibre of entries and the amount of thought that had gone into them was truly outstanding.

“We were blown away at the quality of this year’s entries. Our panel of expert judges definitely had their work cut out for them to identify the finalists for each category. In addition, we have had over 3,000 votes for the People‘s Choice Award this year, a truly impressive result,” he adds.

The judges said they were delighted to be involved in the awards and were unanimous in their praise of the entries.

“We are very proud to support the awards and acknowledge the extraordinary people that contribute to the success of these Newmarket businesses,” said Rachel Dovey, Regional Manager at Bayleys, who are co-sponsors of the awards.

Managing Director of Auckland City BMW and co-sponsor, Ian Gibson said “I am certainly privileged to be involved with the awards this year; it’s not an easy task particularly as the quality and content of the entries received are of the highest standard.”

This is the fifth year the awards have been held. The winners of each category, and the Supreme Winner, will be announced at the Newmarket Business Awards evening at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Friday 17 June.

The Newmarket Business Awards finalists (in alphabetical order):

Employer of the Year Sponsored by ANZ

  • Burger Burger
  • Kathryn Wilson Footwear
  • Overland Footwear

Retailer of the Year (nz only) Sponsored by Rightway

  • Glamour Boutique
  • Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear
  • Whoopi

International Retailer of the Year (nz & overseas) Sponsored by Westfield Newmarket

  • I Love Ugly
  • Overland Footwear Company Ltd
  • Yoobee

 Best Innovation of the Year Sponsored by Vector

  • Glamour Boutique
  • Les Mills Newmarket
  • Vend

Best Customer Experience (all sectors) Sponsored by Retain Consulting

  • Cali All Day Eatery
  • Glamour Boutique
  • Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear
  • World

Best Bar/ Restaurant of the Year Sponsored by Newmarket Business Association

  • Burger Burger
  • Cali All Day Eatery
  • Tatsumi

 Best Café of the Year Sponsored by Newmarket Business Association

  • &Sushi
  • Altezano Espresso
  • Best Ugly Bagels

 Best Small/Medium Business of the Year (non-retail) Sponsored by 2degrees

  • 101 Fitness
  • Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
  • Boyd PR

 Best Medium / Large Business of the Year Sponsored by Multi-Media Systems

  • Les Mills Newmarket
  • Metlifecare
  • Vend

 Young Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Newmarket Rotary

  • Hannah Read – Glamour Boutique
  • Melissa Anne Smit – 101 Fitness
  • Mimi Gilmour – Burger Burger

 Most Sustainable Business of the Year Sponsored by Auckland War Memorial Museum

  • &Sushi
  • Burger Burger
  • Overland Footwear

The Newmarket People’s Choice Award 2016

  • Glamour Boutique
  • Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear
  • Modes

Newmarket Supreme Winner Award 2016 Sponsored by Bayleys & Auckland City BMW

  • To be announced on the night

ENDS

 About the Newmarket Business Association

 The Newmarket Business Association was incorporated in 1937. It is one of the largest business associations of its type in New Zealand with a primary purpose to promote and assist all business sectors within the area.

For more information or interview requests, please contact:

Portia Campbell

Phone: 09 529 3047

portia@newmarket.co.nz

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