Newmarket Business Awards Finalists 2017


Newmarket Business Awards Finalists Announced

Auckland, New Zealand: Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

Neighbourhood bars and cafes, designer retailers, fitness centres and beauty clinics are among the finalists announced today in the 2017 Newmarket Business Awards (NBA).

This year’s independent judging panel includes business leaders Andy Hamilton (Icehouse), Anne Norman (James Pascoe Group), Anthony Hoy Fong (Chef), Jayne Atherton (Business Editor, Sunday Star Times – Fairfax), Michael Barnett (Auckland Chamber of Commerce), Michelle Vogt (Mint Consulting), Stewart Sherriff (2degrees) and Wynnis Armour (Armour Consulting). Sponsor judges in the 2017 awards include Rachel Dovey (Bayleys), Steve Beaumont (Continental Cars), and Rotary Newmarket.

NBA’s CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas, comments: “Newmarket is home to over 1,400 businesses and 18,000 employees and the business awards are our annual celebration of their success. This year, we have had the highest number of entries ever, and so the judges really had their work cut out for them. In addition, for the first time ever, we’ve added an additional level of scrutiny to the judging process by incorporating a ‘mystery shopper’ component to certain categories.”

The winners of each category, plus the People’s Choice, and the Supreme Winner, will be announced at the Newmarket Business Awards evening held at The Langham on Thursday 22nd June. The awards are proudly sponsered by Bayleys and Continental Cars, and this is the sixth year they have been held.

The Newmarket Business Awards 2017 finalists (in alphabetical order):

‘Employer of the Year’ sponsored by ANZ

  • Lone Star Newmarket
  • Overland Footwear Group
  • The Mind Lab by Unitec
  • The Poi Room

‘Retailer of the Year’ (NZ only) sponsored by Hayes Knight

  • flo & frankie
  • Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear
  • Scarpa Shoes
  • Superette

 ‘International Retailer of the Year’ (NZ & overseas) sponsored by Westfield Newmarket

  • Citta
  • Overland Footwear Group
  • Rue de Seine
  • Witchery Nuffield Street

‘Best Innovation of the Year’ sponsored by Vector

  • flo & frankie
  • Glamour Boutique
  • Tech Futures Lab
  • Vend

‘Best Customer Experience’ sponsored by Recognise & Reward

  • Glamour Boutique
  • Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear
  • Regal Drycleaners
  • Wise Cicada

‘Best Bar / Restaurant of the Year’ sponsored by Newmarket Business Association

  • Burger Burger
  • Doolan Brothers Newmarket
  • Lone Star Newmarket
  • The Lumsden Freehouse

‘Best Café of the Year’ sponsored by Countdown

  • Cali – All Day Eatery
  • L’affare Melrose
  • Wise Cicada

 ‘Best Small / Medium Business of the Year’ (non-retail) sponsored by 2degrees Mobile Limited

  • AML Solutions
  • Caci Clinic Newmarket
  • The Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre 

‘Best Medium / Large Business of the Year’ sponsored by Multi-Media Systems

  • Alpha Recruitment
  • Chinese Herald Limited
  • Vend

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

  • Michaela Longstaff – Mikko Shoes
  • Olivia Vincent – Muse Boutique
  • Brittany Kendall – Regal Drycleaners

‘Most Sustainable Business of the Year’ sponsored by SBM Legal

  • Les Mills Newmarket
  • LUSH Cosmetics
  • Wise Cicada



 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.

For more information or interview requests, please contact:

Stephanie Helm

Phone: 09 951 3945 or 022 089 4344


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