Purple Ink Business Excellence Awards 2023 Recap

The Purple Ink Business North Harbour Business Excellence Awards 2023, held at North Harbour Stadium, Friday 17th of November.

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for a night of celebrating the great successes our local business community has brought upon us.
Secondly, congratulations to all our finalists, runner-ups and winners of the seven award categories, it was a privilege hearing the amazing stories that brought you to where you are today.

Full event photos: Purple Ink Business North Harbour Excellence Awards 2023 by Smoke Photography Ltd (pixieset.com)

Video: https://youtube.com/shorts/Y3ebQ704d6o

To begin, here’s a quick recap of how these awards came about.

During their site visits and conversations, BNH’s ambassadors repeatedly uncovered local businesses doing amazing things every day –sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and extraordinary resilience in these challenging times.

And yet, there seemed to be a reluctance to go for regional or national business awards. There had to be a way to celebrate these inspirational stories.

Thus, the Purple Ink BNH Business Excellence Awards 2023 were created specifically for BNH’s members. Categories were carefully designed so businesses of all shapes, sizes, and sectors, from fledgling start-ups to seasoned veterans, could reflect on their accomplishments and gain recognition for their hard work and dedication. In this first year, we received more than 70 entries – which just goes to show what a dynamic and flourishing business community we have.

The gala dinner for this inaugural awards night was a resounding success. The atmosphere in North Harbour Stadium’s packed-out North Lounge was absolutely buzzing! Guests had dressed to impress as they celebrated the remarkable achievements of BNH’s members.

Here are all the finalists and winners for each category:

Business North Harbour Excellence In Small Business Award –
Oceania Medical Limited (Winner)
Grow My Greens
Portal Studio (Runner Up)
Paint The Earth

Food Zone Excellence In Medium Business Award –
Gelous (Winner)
New Brew Cafe, Bar and Restaurant
Eliette’s Music Academy Albany Limited
Grin Natural Products Limited (Runner Up)

Davenport’s Law Excellence In Large Business Award –
Allied Medical (Winner)
Metro Commercial Interiors
McCore Group (Runner Up)
Metalhartt Contractors

McCore Group Young Businessperson Of The Year Award –
Bayley Garnham (Runner Up)
Logan Sanders (Winner)
Yessika Aditya Lim
Eliette Roslin

Ultimate Pools Excellence In Sustainability Award –
North Harbour Hockey Association (Winner)
Oxygen Consulting (Runner Up)
ChargeNet NZ
Grow My Greens

Vanguard Community Superhero Award –
Dingle Foundation (Runner Up)
Grin Natural
Kelly Feng (Winner)
Alli Munt

Global Finance Excellence In Leadership Award –
Ann-Marie Nicholas (Runner Up)
Alli Munt
Mary Annequin (Winner)
Julian Augustin Dapena

Parkland Judges Special Recognition Award –
Margaret Richardson (Winner)
Maran Howarth (Winner)

Business North Harbour sincerely thanks:

  • Purple Ink for choosing to be the named partner for this year’s awards
  • The awards category sponsors: McCore Group Construction, Ultimate Pools, Davenports Law, Food Zone, Global Finance, Vanguard Security, and Parkland
  • The judges who gave so generously of their time and professionalism
  • Every individual and business who took the time to enter these inaugural awards

Look out for more about the awards in the March 2024 issue of FYI as we shine a spotlight on our brilliant winners.

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Bernadette Robert

Bernadette Robert