Entries HAVE CLOSED for the Tompkins Wake Rotorua Business Awards!

 

The Tompkins Wake Rotorua Business Awards 2021 Categories are:

EXCELLENCE CATEGORIES

 

TOI OHOMAI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - CREATIVE ARTS & DESIGN - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category will recognise the use of creativity, design and arts as the basis for the business

Your story will be about originality of thought, extending of an idea, ideal, or a concept to a wider audience through clever and/or original conveyance techniques.

Use of visual, audio, online, remote and up to date technology and systems to get the key messages across to customers.

The category is flexible and will extend beyond the traditional Arts into areas such as entertainment and communications.

The winner of this category will become a finalist for the Supreme Award.

 

 

 

SCION – INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category will focus on innovation and the use or development of technology to improve the quality and/or quantity of the business performance.

Your story will be about how innovation has improved the original business and/or allowed it to pivot into new products and services, not formerly entered.

The uptake or development of new technology and the impact it has had on their business.

The use of new ideas, systems, processes and products may feature in this category.

Businesses can be from any sector.

Sustainable products and processes may feature.

The winner of this category will become a finalist for the Supreme Award.

 

 

 

DELOITTE - HOSPITALITY & RETAIL - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category goes to the core of Rotorua’s original raison detre (or reason for existing). Rotorua has its beginnings as a place to visit and enjoy the Manaakitanga of the local people. That tradition still runs strongly in our Tourism, Hospitality and Retail businesses.

Your story will be about how you look after your customer’s needs in hospitality and retail sectors.

It may include how you have adapted the business to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Customer service and care, going the extra mile, and how you employ the traditional Rotorua principles to improve your customer’s experience and their overall business, will be important.

Sustainable products and processes may feature.

The winner of this category will become a finalist for the Supreme Award.

 

 

THE SHINE COLLECTIVE - MANAAKITANGA TOURISM - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category goes to the core of Rotorua’s original raison detre (or reason for existing). Rotorua has its beginnings as a place to visit and enjoy the Manaakitanga of the local people. That tradition still runs strongly in our Tourism, businesses.

Your story will be about how you look after your customer’s needs in the tourism sectors.

It may include how you have adapted the business to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Customer service and care, going the extra mile, and how you employ the traditional Rotorua Manaakitanga principles to improve your customer’s experience and their overall business, will be important.

Sustainable products and processes may feature.

The winner of this category will become a finalist for the Supreme Award.

 

 

 

PUKEROA ORUAWHATA HOLDINGS - PRIMARY MANUFACTURING & BUILDING - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category features some of our primary economy drivers in the manufacturing, wood and forestry, distribution, building and construction sectors.

Your story will be about how your business exemplifies the engine rooms of the Rotorua economy.

Excellence in the business field including production, distribution, people management, marketing, product development, customer servicing, and sustainable principles will all feature.

The winner of this category will become a finalist for the Supreme Award. 

 

 

 

HOLLAND BECKETT LAW -  PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category covers the provision of professional services to the wider Rotorua community. Businesses such as health, education, legal and financial services (among others) will feature in this category.

Your story will be about how your business provides a top class service to Rotorua in its field.

Customer service, leading-edge processes and systems, quality control and people awareness.

Conveyance of leading-edge business thinking to customers may be a part of your story.

Sustainable products and processes may feature.

The winner of this category will become a finalist for the Supreme Award.

 

 

TOMPKINS WAKE - SUPREME AWARD – OVERALL WINNER

The overall supreme winner will be selected by the judges. The finalists will be the respective winners of each of the foregoing five Excellence categories. The judges will cross-reference to make their decision.

 

 

BUSINESS CATEGORIES

 

ROTORUA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - KAITIAKITANGA ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES 

This category will recognise and celebrate business that embraces kaitiakitanga and protection of our natural, built and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.

Your story will be about the products, practices, policies of the entity as it contributes to the natural environment.

Clean air, clean water, energy conservation, carbon footprint management, and waste will feature strongly.

Leading business into the new age of sustainable practices, policies and products will be your theme.

Sustainable people management is included.

 

 

 

NZME PEOPLE'S CHOICE - ENTRY BY NOMINATION AND WINNER DECIDED BY PUBLIC VOTE

This category will recognise a business that has achieved success based on those that matter most to them, their community, stakeholders, staff and customers.

Unlike the other categories that have an independent group of judges, this award is in the hands of the public through online voting. You may nominate your favourite business or organisation for this category.

The Chamber and Sponsor reserve the right to audit nominations to ensure all entrants are a genuine business of good repute.  This requirement is compulsory for this category. 

Public voting for the NZME People's Choice category will be open from 12 July - 9 August.

 

 

 

EMA - EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category will recognise and celebrate employers who demonstrate commitment to employees and have gone the extra mile to help people into productive employment, protect and sustain employees’ jobs, physical and mental health, and welfare.

Your story will be about employee engagement, sharing key elements of the business such as vision, strategy, problem-solving, people practices, values and policies.

It might also include listening to one another, organisational culture, trust and openness.

It might extend to how you balance the financial welfare of the organisation with people imperatives.

This category is open to any employer of any size.

 

 

 

BNZ - BILINGUAL BUSINESS - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category will recognise the daily use of bilingual practices in everyday business, showcasing the importance and value of Rotorua's bilingual city status.

Your story will be about how the use of bilingualism adds multiple values into the business and its employees, clients, and partners.

It will likely extend beyond the te reo into how your business enriches and shares the unique shared bicultural history of Rotorua.

It might also discuss the Treaty of Waitangi partnerships, local history and unique aspects of Rotorua and the entity’s place in it.

It is open to any business or not for profit organisation.

 

 

 

ACC - WORKPLACE SAFETY - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

This category will recognise excellence in workplace health and safety. It will seek to understand best practices and policies implemented in the organisation toward that end.

Your story will be about the policies and procedures used to meet and exceed the health, safety and welfare of staff, and also customers, products and visitors.

You will show how their organisation demonstrates its commitment to the physical and mental health and safety of people at their place of work.

This category is open to all businesses.

 

 

 

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - NOT FOR PROFIT & SOCIAL ENTERPRISE - ENTRY BY NOMINATION, WINNER SELECTED BY JUDGES

In this category, the judges will be open to receiving entries from any not for profit organisations who operate in the region. It caters for organisations whose main purpose is to provide public good type of benefits rather than making a commercial profit.

Your story will be about the services supplied to your prime targeted audience.

You will describe these services, why your organisation does this work (motivation).

You will also describe how they are delivered and they benefit the audience.

You will also acknowledge the backers and participants of your organisation and why you see value in providing/contributing to this activity.

This category is open to any organisation whose primary purpose is to provide public good type of benefits, rather than that of making a commercial profit.