Purple Ink Business North harbour
Business Excellence Awards 2023

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini!

'My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success but success of a collective.'

The Purple Ink BNH Business Excellence Awards aim to honour the remarkable achievements of our respected members of the BNH Business Improvement District, as we shine a spotlight on our dynamic and flourishing business community.

The awards are a platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes, from fledgling start-ups to seasoned veterans, to reflect on their accomplishments and gain recognition for their hard work and dedication. Whether a business has been in the game for a mere 2 months or 22 years, this is a chance to showcase achievement and demonstrate our collective vision for a thriving and prosperous future for the North Harbour Business Improvement District (BID).

The finalists and winners will be celebrated at a Gala Event on Friday 17th November 2023, but this event is not just about the glitz and glamour, it is an opportunity to celebrate the resilience, innovation and determination of our blossoming local business community.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to showcase your business and be part of an unforgettable evening of celebration and recognition.

Entry to the awards is free.


Convenor: Peter Lamberton

Peter has wide-ranging experience in dealing with businesses and understanding the support they need from his 24 years as an effective commercial manager with a leading NZ bank.

He continues to work with business as an owner of Primacc Systems, helping organisations manage complexity within their business and significantly drive efficiency gains and provide comprehensive reporting through the implementation of tailored ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software.

He is also experienced in successfully guiding strategic change as the former chairperson of several organisations, and has been a mentor for both the AUT (Beta) and Massey University (e-Centre) incubator programmes. Peter has previously been an NZ judge for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA).


All businesses nominated must be physically located within the Business North Harbour Business Improvement District (BID). Individuals nominated must either be employed by a business located within the BNH BID or demonstrate a very definite positive contribution to the area. The decision of the judges regarding eligibility will be final.

Yes, but you must submit a seperate entry form for each category. If you are unsure please choose the category you feel is the best fit. Judges reserve the right to change the category if they feel it fits better elsewhere.

Yes, but you will need to complete a separate form for each entry or nomination and each nomination should be for a different nominee and / or category. Duplicate entries submitted by the same person will not be considered by the judging panel.

Entries must be submitted before the published deadline of 30 Sept 2023. Any extension to this deadline (at the sole discretion of the Judging Convenor) will be widely promoted online and via social media. Individual extensions will not be granted under any circumstances and any entries received after the final deadline will not be considered.

Yes, you must provide evidence to support your claims.

Please include any supporting documentation in digital form as part of your online entry. This could include general financial overview – possibly showing changes as percentages rather than actual financial numbers, performance reports, strategic/ operational plans, client testimonials, examples of quality process or regulatory forms, data tables, graphs, images, or other forms of media (video, sound bites, etc.).

Please ensure you retain a copy of your complete entry with all supporting information.

  • No entry fee is required to enter the awards.
  • • Entries and supporting documents (where requested/applicable) are due at the time of submission.
  • • The judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into. BNH reserves the right to revoke an award or finalist nomination if deemed necessary.
  • • Shortlisted finalists may be required to verify the information they have submitted if the evidence provided is not sufficient.
  • • All entrants must be current full BNH BID Members. Associate Members may not enter the Awards.
  • Awards Finalists will be sent a Purple Ink BNH Business Excellence Awards media pack to use to promote their achievements. The use of these assets are subject to terms and conditions which will be sent out to the relevant finalists once these are announced. The use of the Purple Ink BNH Business Excellence Awards logo, marks and rights are not permitted unless permission is granted in writing by BNH.
  • • The entrant agrees to disclose any pending claims or litigation that may be held against the company or company directors or any other relevant party.
  • • Entries close at 12.00pm on 30 September 2023. No entries will be accepted after this date.
  • • All information received and submitted will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please refer any queries to:  awards@businessnh.org.nz or call Bernadette Roberts on 027 645 5114.

Important Dates

Entries Open – NOW!
Entries Close – 30 Sept 2023
Finalists Announced – 15 Oct 2023
Awards Evening – 17 Nov 2023


How do I submit an entry?

Download the entry form for the relevant category here.

Please submit completed entries to awards@businessnh.org.nz.

The entry process has been simplified to enhance accessibility, engage a wider audience and to encourage completed submissions. 

Please email awards@businessnh.org.nz if you would like an entry form emailed to you. 

Judging Process  

We strongly encourage you to complete as many sections as possible on your entry form, to give the judges a good overview of your business. At the time of judging, the judges will also consider your entry for additional award categories as they deem appropriate.

At all stages, judges score independently of each other and are required immediately to declare any conflict of interest. BNH will exclude any judge with conflicts of interest from judging these categories.

During Stage one, a shortlist of  finalists is identified. 

During Stage two, short listed entries will be contacted and will be interviewed in person or online for final judging. During this stage, other elements such as Health and Safety / Quality and Systems, Strategic Planning, Employee Engagement and/or People Management may also be evaluated. This is an informal process and is aimed to get to know you better.

A winner and runner up will be decided and will be announced, at the Purple Ink Business North Harbour Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner to be held on the 17th of November 2023. Each Finalist will receive two complimentary tickets to the event, for which additional tickets can be purchased.