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Key Dates for 2020

Monday 20 July – Friday 28 August

  • Public nominations open for all categories

Monday 31 August – Friday 25 September

  • Nominations are collated and finalists shortlisted

Monday 28 September

  • Finalists announced
  • Tickets on sale for Awards Presentation and Celebration event

Friday 6 November

  • Awards Presentation and Celebration event
    • Forum North Whangarei

Wednesday 2 December

  • Winners & sponsors networking evening

 

Westpac Northland Business Champions 2020 is proudly presented by

 

Can I still enter the Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards?

In 2020 we’re celebrating our Northland Business Champions in a very special one-off event that brings the Northland business community together to share some of their journeys, experiences, and success stories in light of an extremely challenging business landscape, as we all look to pave the way forward in our ‘new normal’.

The Northland Business Excellence Awards will be back in 2021, you can register your interest to enter here.

 

Who can nominate for or be nominated for a Northland Business Champion?

  • ANYONE residing in Northland can nominate ANY Northland business or business person who they believe has has shown leadership, adapted and thrived during incredibly tough times for the business community in 2020.
  • More FM Customer Choice Champion nominations are also being accepted from ANYONE outside of Northland as we know your customers are spread far and wide
  • All Northland businesses with a physical presence and business people who reside in Northland are eligible for nomination.
  • Only one self-nomination is allowed by the business owner, person or organisation.
  • Businesses owners, staff, suppliers and customers may nominate a business or business person.
  • Individuals can nominate as many businesses or business people as they wish.

Nominate your Northland Business Champion here

 

How can I encourage people to nominate me?

  • Share share share….use your social media channels, newsletters and website to share information to help your fans, customers and community learn about the event and how to nominate you or your business.
  • We have TWO digital asset kits available for download:

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Process, judging and other T&C’s

  • Northland’s Business Champions’ will be chosen via a simple, community driven nomination process, where public support will help determine the shortlisted finalists before a panel of judges takes on the tough task of choosing the winners. 
  • The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  • All Northland businesses with a physical presence and business people who reside in Northland are eligible for nomination.
  • Only one self-nomination is allowed by the business owner, per organisation.
  • Businesses owners, staff, suppliers and customers may nominate a business or business person.
  • Individuals can nominate as many businesses or business people as they wish.
  • Businesses and business people can not offer reward or prizes in return for nominations.

 

What nominees, finalists and winners receive:

Value proposition for all Westpac Northland Business Champions – Nominees:

  • Inclusion in Regional Business Partnership initiative with access to potential training funding.
  • Attend presentation events, meet key industry figures, and network with like-minded business people.
  • Have the chance to promote your business with national exposure to new customers and potential partners.
  • Celebrate the journey of your business and reward staff.
  • Name and logo in relevant pre & post award media advertising.

Value proposition for Westpac Northland Business Champions – Finalists:

  • Nominee value proposition PLUS
  • Invitation to the Westpac Northland Business Champions Award Presentation & Celebration
  • Finalist certificate

Value proposition for Westpac Northland Business Champions – Category Winners:

  • Discounted NorthChamber membership for the following year.
  • Opportunity to guest speak at a NorthChamber function.
  • 2 discounted event tickets to one NorthChamber function.
  • Permission to display the NorthChamber Awards Winner logo on company stationery and advertising material.
  • NZME. media package in the Northern Advocate consisting of a half page (compact Monday to Friday, or quarter page broadsheet on Saturday) to the value of $1496.00 + GST. This package includes advertising placement, excluding features, and a free design service. (Excludes More FM Customer Choice winner and Northern Advocate Hall of Fame inductee)
  • MediaWorks (radio) media package consisting of $500+GST airtime and free advert creative.
  • A winner certificate and a trophy designed and created by a local artist.

TOTAL PACKAGE VALUE – over $2000+GST*

Value proposition for the Westpac Northland Business Champions – Supreme Leadership Winner

  • Discounted NorthChamber membership for the following year.
  • Opportunity to guest speak at a NorthChamber function.
  • 2 complimentary event tickets to one NorthChamber function.
  • 2 discounted event tickets to one NorthChamber function.
  • Permission to display the NorthChamber Awards Winner logo on company stationery and advertising material.
  • 1 Complimentary BA5 hosting opportunity. (NorthChamber BA5 event hosting fee valued at a minimum of $350+GST)
  • $1500 travel voucher for Domestic or International travel on Air New Zealand.
  • NZME. media package in the Northern Advocate consisting of a full page (compact Monday to Friday, or half page broadsheet on Saturday) to the value of $2728.00 + GST. This package includes advertising placement, excluding features, and a free design service (Consisting of the category winner prize and supreme award prize).
  • MediaWorks (radio) media package consisting of $1000+GST airtime and free advert creative (Consisting of the category winner prize and supreme award prize).
  • A winner certificate and a trophy designed and created by a local artist.

TOTAL PACKAGE VALUE – over $5500+GST*

*Prizes are non-transferable for cash, or to another person or business.