Wednesday 28 Jun 2017FunctionNapier

Last night we held our ExportNZ ASB Hawke's Bay Export Awards. The evening was a great success and with an outstanding line up of finalists. Thank you again to everyone who took the time to enter. This is our third awards and, as always, outstanding talent made our judges' decision incredibly tough. We congratulate all winners including Rockit Global who took out the ASB Exporter of the Year Award

Read the full media release here, and, for pictures of the evening, check out the Business Central Facebook page

What are the categories?

To enter the awards, businesses have to be generating export earnings of more than $100,000 p/a for more than three consecutive years (apart from the Emerging Exporter Category).


New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Most Sustainable in Export Award

WINNER - Weleda

The purpose of the Most Sustainable in Export Award is to select the Hawke's Bay exporter who can demonstrate sustainability in all aspects of their business. The winner of this award will demonstrate an outstanding approach which is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable in their business.


Atkins Ranch


NZ Casing Company


NZL, ContainerCo, Emerging Exporter Award

WINNER - Kiwigarden

The NZL ContainerCo Emerging Exporter of the Year award celebrates companies which have made the most remarkable leap forward in start-up exporting. The award is not sector specific, and the company will have been exporting for less than 3 consecutive years, however it must be generating a turnover of over $100 000 p/a.



Telegraph Hill


Tomoana Food Hub

Tomoana Food Hub Innovation in Export Award

WINNER - NZ Casing Company

The Tomoana Food Hub Innovation in Export award recognises a Hawke's Bay business displaying outstanding innovation in exporting.  Innovation means coming up with a product/ pathway/ positioning/ promotion or pricing approach that is novel in the way in which it has been applied in the business.  The business must show how this innovation allows it to capture more money, market share or to continue a sustainable position.


Atkins Ranch

Hawke's Bay China Marketing Group

Rockit Global

NZ Casing Company

Napier Port

Napier Port Industry Trail Blazer Award

WINNER - Rockit Global

The purpose of the Napier Port Industry Trail Blazer Award is to select a Hawke's Bay Exporter who is ahead of their game, who stands head and shoulders above the rest – not necessarily with other exporters within the region but within their sector. This category allows companies to showcase why they think they are at the forefront of their industry.

Show us how you are a hero in the region, a trailblazer in your sector, and a business worth celebrating!


Atkins Ranch

Rockit Global


ASB Exporter of the Year Award

WINNER - Rockit Global

The winner of this award will be one of the winners from the previous 3 categories (excluding Emerging Exporter Award) and will have demonstrated sustained and outstanding performance and results in terms of:

*    Export earnings, growth and profit
*    Leadership and direction
*    Excellence in marketing
*    Export strategy and business planning
*    Commitment to quality management
*    Governance

Judges' Choice Award 2017

WINNER - Atkins Ranch

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Wednesday 28 June 2017


5:30pm to 9:30pm


Napier Conference Centre, Marine Parade, Napier

Organised by:

Amanda Liddle
Email: amanda@exportnz.org.nz
Phone: 835 2528

Prices (per person):

Members: $95 or $740 per table of 8

Non Members: $125 or $980 per table of 8


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