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WHEN ARE THE AWARDS?

Friday 3o August 2019 | Mystery Creek Events Centre 

WHY SHOULD I ENTER?

Entering the Awards provides you with valuable insight into your business and the chance to network with other successful business people. The Awards process adds value to your strategic approach and business planning, boosts team building and highlights your success to current and potential clients, suppliers and staff.

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WHERE WILL THE AWARDS EVENING BE HELD?

Mystery Creek Events Centre  is the Venue Partner for the 2019 Awards Gala Dinner.

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS & HOW MUCH ARE THEY?

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW! 

Early bird ticket prices (valid until 14 August 2019) :

$172.50 per person (Incl GST)

$1380 per table of 8 (Incl GST)

Standard Ticket Prices (from 15  August 2019):

$201.25 per person (Incl GST)

$1610 per table of 8 (Incl GST)

WHEN DO I FIND OUT IF I HAVE WON?

The finalists will be announced before the Awards Evening during the week of 29 July 2019. All winners are announced at the Awards Evening at Mystery Creek on Friday 30 August 2019.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE AWARDS EVENING?

Dress to the nines! The Awards Evening is an opportunity to dress up. It's a formal event  - evening dresses for the ladies and suits for the men (or go on, rock a tuxedo!)

AS AN ENTRANT, WILL I RECEIVE A FREE TICKET?

You will need to purchase a ticket for the Awards Evening. Tickets are available online now!

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO ENTER?

How long it takes you depends on how easy it is for you to gather the information needed, but the best entries are clear and precise, bullet points are acceptable. A well presented submission is expected within the online entry form, but expensive printing and binding, or novelty presentation of entries is not required. The process of entering is usually helpful for your business so time is well invested.

HOW DO I ENTER?

Entries are now closed for 2019

IS THERE SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP ME?

The Cambridge and Te Awamutu Chambers of Commerce in conjunction with Jigsaw Professional Development will be facilitating workshop sessions and there will also be a free 30 minute one-on-one session available with an expert - contact awards@waipabusinessawards.co.nz for more information.

Dates and information to be released at the up-coming Launch Event - 4th April 2019.

DOES IT COST ME TO ENTER?

There is a an small entry fee for the Business Excellence and Customer Service categories. Please see the Entry Guidelines for details.

Customer Choice, Employee of the Year, Leader of the Year, Outstanding Service to Business categories are free to enter.

When entering an Excellence category you will instantly be eligible for the Supreme Winner, Sustainability & Community Contribution and the Innovation & Knowledge categories.


Tickets to the awards night are additional and are available to purchase now.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?

Any sole proprietor, partnership, incorporated society, Limited Liability Company, educational institution, local or central government organisation, charitable or not for profit organisation, with its principal place of business based and trading in the Waipa District or within the greater boundaries administered by the Cambridge, Raglan or Te Awamutu Chambers of Commerce is eligible to enter the awards.

An organisation that is part of a larger national or international organisation must be able to demonstrate that it operates as a separate business unit.

Excluded are those businesses or organisations owned by officers or employees of the category sponsor.

Entrants in the Excellence in Business New/Emerging category must have been in operation two years or less as of 31st of March 2019.

DO I HAVE TO INCLUDE MY BUSINESSES FINANCIAL DETAILS?

If entering the Business Excellence categories you must supply a Letter of Financial Viability from your external business accountant. A Pro-Forma is included with the entry form.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT THE INFORMATION I PROVIDE WON’T GET INTO THE HANDS OF MY COMPETITORS OR OTHERS?

The entries are only seen by the co-ordinator of the Awards and the judging panel. All of the people in these roles are ethical professionals and have also signed a confidentiality agreement.

HOW MANY CATEGORIES CAN I ENTER?

You may enter one Business Excellence category in addition to the Customer Service, Customer Choice, Employee of the Year, Leader of the Year and Outstanding Services to Business categories. However if you are a New/Emerging business you may choose to enter this category along with your Business Excellence category in the appropriate size. Judges have the right to change entrants into whichever category they consider better suited to the entrant. Entrants will be consulted prior to any change.

CAN I RE-ENTER IF I WAS A WINNER LAST YEAR?

Absolutely, you are welcome to re-enter the awards. However Supreme Winners are not eligible for the Supreme Award in the year immediately following their win.

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES FOR ENTERING THE AWARDS?

See the Timelines here

 

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