2021 Newmarket Business Awards Finalists Announced

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Auckland, New Zealand: Tuesday 18th May 2021

After a 12-month-COVID-induced hiatus Newmarket is gearing up to celebrate the best of the best from across its precinct - with bars, cafes, accountants, fashion designers  kitchen stores, beauty clinics and more among the finalists announced today for the 2021 Newmarket Business Awards.

This year we were thrilled with the entries that the rigorous judging process whittled down to an elite group of finalists across 12 categories. The 2021 awards look to be the most competitive in the awards 10 year history. 

The independent judging panel, includes some of New Zealand’s most prominent business leaders and influencers. Among the line-up is Anne Norman (James Pascoe Group), Stewart Sherriff (Former CEO 2degrees), Anthony Hoy Fong (Celebrity Chef), Cameron Bagrie (Bagrie Economics), Kelly Bennett (One Plus One), Koro Dickinson (Poutama Trust), Michelle Vogt (Mint Consulting), Wynnis Armour (Armour Consulting), and four expert mystery shopper judges.

Sponsor judges include Rachel Dovey from Bayleys, Jacqui Hourigan from humm, as well as a panel from Rotary Newmarket.

Newmarket Business Association’s CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas, says “Newmarket continues to punch above its weight, and the high calibre of entries this year is confirmation that we have some of the best of the best in business. It will be a superb night of celebration.”

The category winners, as well as the People’s Choice and Supreme Winner, will be announced at the awards evening to be held at Cordis on Friday 18th June.

The awards are proudly sponsored by Bayleys and humm.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open until midnight on Wednesday 26 May – and votes can be submitted at https://newmarket.co.nz/vote-for-your-favourite-newmarket-business-and-win/

The Newmarket Business Awards 2021 finalists (in alphabetical order):

‘Best Café of the Year’

Camper Coffee
L'affare Newmarket

‘Best Restaurant of the Year’

Burger Burger
INCA Ceviche & Woodfire Grill
V.T. Station
White & Wong's

‘Best Night-Time Venue’ sponsored by Rialto Centre

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Newmarket
Doolan Brothers Newmarket
Event Cinemas - Boutique
Something & Social

‘Retailer of the Year’ NZ sponsored by SBM Legal

Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear
The Poi Room
Zoe & Morgan

‘International Retailer of the Year’ sponsored by Westfield Newmarket

Country Road Newmarket
David Jones
Lush Newmarket
Papinelle Sleepwear

‘Best use of Social Media’ sponsored by Chinese Herald

Skin Ritual
The Poi Room

‘Best Innovation of the Year’ sponsored by Vector

BetterCo Advisory and Accounting
Burger Burger
Kitchen Things Luxury Collection
Kowtow Clothing

‘Employer of the Year’ sponsored by ANZ

David Jones
Kathryn Wilson Footwear

‘Best Customer Experience’ sponsored by Chow:Hill Architects Ltd

Burger Burger
Juliette Hogan
Michael Holmes  Premium Eyewear
The Poi Room

‘Best Small / Medium Business of the Year’ sponsored by 2degrees

BetterCo Advisory and Accounting
Speedy Signs Newmarket
Studio Box

 ‘Young Business Person of the Year’ sponsored by Rotary Newmarket

Dwayne Rowsell - Studio Box
Greta Ryan - Skin Ritual
Olivia McIver - Soda Digital
Peter Prema - BetterCo Advisory and Accounting

‘Most Sustainable Business of the Year’ sponsored by Multi-Media Systems Ltd

Glengarry Khyber Pass
Kowtow Clothing
Lush Newmarket


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. The association delivers strategies to promote the precinct and advocates on behalf of all the business sectors within the defined boundary.

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