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Gala Event May 2025

Register your interest

Register your interest in entering or sponsoring the awards.

Contact though the online form or email Chamber CEO, Kelly Bouzaid, to discuss your interest

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2023 Award categories

Excellence Awards

  • Emerging  / New Business 
  • Small Business 
  • Medium Business 
  • Large Business

Category Awards

  • Community Contribution
  • Innovation and Adaptation 
  • Digital Strategy and E-Commerce 
  • Waste Minimisation - Environmental 
  • Contribution to Tourism or Hospitality

Stand-alone awards

  • Leader of the Year
  • Employee of the Year

About the awards

Friday 21st April 2023

The Waipa Networks Business Awards Gala evening is the most prestigious event of the Waipa business calendar.

The Awards process is a great way to review your business performance and identify your core strengths and perhaps even weaknesses.

These insights combined with Judges feedback, can create or identify competitive advantage forward facing.

To ensure you are kept in the loop on key dates, categories and sponsorship packages, head across to our Facebook page and like it! htt

Tickets will be available to purchase in March 2023 - Further details to be advised.


Welcome to our 2023 Ambassadors

Liz Stolwyk

Stolwyk has been in business for over 22 years holding earlier positions at the Chamber of Commerce, Waikato Rugby Union and Cambridge i-Site. Liz current roles are Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro CEO, & Deputy Mayor.

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Jason Tiller

Tiller, Head of Partnerships at Rocketspark has also proudly joined on as a 2023 Awards Ambassador. Jason brings with him great experience, having previously entered the Waipa Network Business Awards and with Rocketspark taking out the coveted Supreme Award in 2021.

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Congratulations to our 2021 Finalists & Winners

Will you be entering 2023? 

The Waipa Networks Business Awards, brought to you by the Cambridge Business Chamber.

The Awards are open to businesses in the Waipa region and aim to encourage and support businesses in their quest for success through; sustainability, innovation, leadership, and excellence. The Waipa Networks Business Awards has revised the awards categories to better reflect business issues and strategies during 2022.


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