It’s the showcase business award event of the year, and in the 25th year of the TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards a range of local businesses were recognised over eighteen categories.
Architecture firm BOON must have thought they were destined to be the bridesmaid when they received not one, but two “Highly Commendeds” during the night.
It wasn’t until the very end of the evening that they won the Medium Business Excellence Award and the joy from their table emanated throughout the room. But Boon were about to get their biggest surprise of the night and their table’s reaction was fitting when they were named the 2019 Supreme Winners.
LIVE’s eight page feature on the awards presents stories on most of the category winners, outlining what these successful businesses do — and why they won.
The TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, held at the TSB Stadium on Saturday, 9th November
Supreme Award: BOON
Large Business: Van Dyke Fine Foods; highly commended — Timberco
Medium Business: BOON; highly commended — Safe Business Solutions
Small Business: Central Taranaki Automotive
Marine, Manufacturing or Engineering: Timberco
Service: Hawera Cinemas; highly commended – BOON
Trades: Central Taranaki Automotive
New and Emerging Business: Texas BBQ Foods
Brand & Marketing: Texas BBQ Foods
Innovation: Elite Kitchens; highly commended – BOON
Employer of Choice: Timberco
Events & Attractions: Taranaki Weddings; highly commended — Hawera Cinemas
Hospitality: Crowded House Bar and Eatery
Not for profit: Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust
Business Continuity: Port Taranaki
Environmental: Begin Distilling
Health & Safety: Central Taranaki Automotive