ExportNZ  ASB 
Hawke's Bay 
Export Awards

These awards are a celebration of the vibrant Hawke's Bay/Gisborne/Tairawhiti region and all the businesses making a name for it on the world stage.

Scroll down to find out more and get involved.

A WORD FROM A PREVIOUS WINNER

Stand out from the crowd
An award gives you a point of difference and a third-party mark of excellence.

Everybody benefits
The big win comes from the process of preparing the application. Entering an award allows you to step back and look at what you have achieved, what you have learned along the way, and to get a clear focus on where you are going.

Feedback from the judges
This gives you a sense of where you’re going and where you can improve. Bias-free assessment and constructive feedback is invaluable.

Judges will shortlist finalists for each award based on a review of all entries
Being shortlisted as a finalist will also build your brand and credibility in the marketplace.

Category winners will be automatic entrants in NZTE’s New Zealand International Business Awards
Winning a category will give you the opportunity to have your business successes recognised on the national stage.

PREVIOUS 'ASB EXPORTER OF THE YEAR' WINNERS

Winning the award was a very special way for the Re-Leased team to be recognised for the amazing work they do on a daily basis. As a team, we prefer to keep our heads down and deliver value for our customers. As a result, we can sometimes forget to stop and celebrate our successes. Winning the award was a cool reminder to the team that we are building something very special from Hawke’s Bay and it was an honour to be recognised in front of our peers.

TOM WALLACE
Chief Executive Officer/Founder | Re-Leased

As an exporter your time is precious.
We have balanced the time required to participate with the needs of a well-considered, comprehensive and robust judging process.

All applicants are required to complete a simple online entry form.
This includes information about your company and what you do.

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your entry.

Judges will shortlist finalists for each award based on a review of all entries.
The judges may contact you during this process to request further information.
Information provided to the judges is strictly confidential.

Site visits for all entrants will take place between 14 June to 25 June. 
The judges will ask further questions and discuss the content of your written submission to assist them with their assessments.

WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER

GENERAL ENTRY CRITERIA

Monday 12 April: Entries Open

Tuesday 8 June: Entries Close

Monday 14 June – 25 June: Judges visit all entrants

Monday 5 July: Finalists announced, tickets on sale

Thursday 29 July: Gala Dinner

Frequently asked Questions / Map

Please contact Amanda Liddle at ExportNZ Hawke's Bay if you have any further questions or require more information. 

amanda@exportnz.org.nz  06 835 2528 or 027 705 4668

Judging Panel

CRITICAL DATES

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

ContainerCo
Best Emerging Business

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FINALISTS: 
Wood Mallets
NZ Mecates
National Distillery Company Nibblish

WINNER: Kiwigarden

T&G Global
Best Established Business

ENTRY CRITERIA >

FINALISTS:  
Mt Erin Group
GisVin

WINNER: New Zealand Frost Fans

ASB
Exporter of 
the Year Award

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WINNER: 
New Zealand Frost Fans

AWARD CATEGORIES

Napier Port
Unsung Hero Award

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WINNERS: 
Mike Jones, GisVin 
Fidel Russ, Wood Mallets 
Simon Beale, T&G Global 

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Southeast Asia Centre of 
Asia-Pacific Excellence
Excellence in Innovation

FINALISTS: 
NZ Juice Company
The True Honey Co
National Distillery Company

WINNER: Future Products Group

Shout from the rooftops
Use an award on all corporate literature and advertising, on your website, in your newsletters. Use it as a tool for your business pitches. Drive home the fact that you are the best in your field.

Investment potential
If you aim to grow your business, recognition in the awards can help impress potential investors.

Network with fellow business leaders
Attending our awards dinner and subsequent events gives you the opportunity to network with other business leaders and professionals.

Boost staff morale, retention and recruitment
Achieving recognition in the awards can have a positive effect on staff morale, motivation and retention, as it acknowledges their contribution to your business success. It is also a great way to attract new talent.

It’s fun


The ExportNZ Awards are a vibrant, memorable, friendly and fun event. 
Take that next step and be part of it.

This year's awards evening will be better than ever. 
Secure your seat before it's too late

Upon being announced as a finalist, we will need the following from you:

  • A blurb of 100 words on what your company does and some background on your business

  • Six high-quality images relating to your business

  • A high-quality copy of your logo (preferably in Vector format)

This will be used to profile your business in both the programme and throughout the dinner.

Open to businesses managing their export earnings and revenue generating operations from within the catchment area of ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti/ Gisborne region. The region includes from Porangahou to Gisborne and Tairawhiti region, click the map below to see the area.

Finalists will be profiled at the ExportNZ ASB Hawke’s Bay Export Awards dinner on Thursday 29 July 2021.

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Thursday 29 July 2021

Toi Toi Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre, 
101 Hastings Street South, Hastings

Dress: A Night of Celebration Time: 5:30pm MC: Te Radar

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE OUR EXPORTERS

We are excited to announce the 2021 Winners.....


Judges' Choice Award

WINNER: 
NZ Mecates

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