Who are our killer exporters?

  • Date Added: 17th May 2012 from ExportNZ

  • Bay of Plenty Export Awards 2011

    Finalists have been selected for the five categories in the BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards 2012.

    ExportNZ BOP Executive Officer Angela Wallace says ‘there is already a buzz surrounding this year’s awards, with tickets selling out within 48 hours’ The theme Cluedo ‘Who are the Bay of Plenty’s killer exporters’ has obviously struck a chord in the export community.

    Judging coordinator Hugh King says that the 2012 Export Awards ‘has again attracted a high caliber of successful BOP exporters who have survived and grown in the high dollar environment. The finalists reflect a broad portfolio of products, services, innovation and global markets. These are our tall poppies and it great to see them and their teams recognized’.

    Finalists in the BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards are:

    Congratulations to all our fantastic finalists! Our judges are going to have a very tough time choosing winners!




    Emerging Exporter of the Year Award:
    United Travel Corporate
    Heilala Vanilla
    Powersmart Solar
    Woods – The Creative Agency
    Innovation in Export Award:
    Page Macrae Engineering
    Deepseed Ltd
    Doherty Engineered Attachments
    Te Awanui Huka Pak
    Export Achiever Award:
    Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
    Fraser Vickers – Beca Group Ltd
    Glenn Purcell – Automation & Electronics NZ
    Hemi Rolleston – Te Awanui Huka Pak
    Service to Export Award:
    Zespri International

    The winner is a secret until the awards night.
    Exporter of the Year Award:
    Sharp Tudhope Lawyers
    Bluelab Corporation Ltd
    Doherty Engineered Attachments Ltd
    Webco Ltd

    Finalists will be celebrated at a function for ExportNZ BOP members on Thursday the 24th of May at the BNZ Partners Business Centre in Tauranga.

    Winners will be announced at the annual awards celebration at Baypark Function Centre in Mt Maunganui on Friday June 29, with MC for the evening Te Radar returning for the second time.

    As usual the event promises be a celebration of export business success as well as a fantastically good time!


    ExportNZ BOP would like to acknowledge the support of principal sponsor BNZ and our award category sponsors as well as the generous people at Braincell Creative, Family Design Company, Kale Print, NZ Trade and Enterprise, Clearcut Communications, Mills Reef, Wayne Tait Photography and Productiv.

    Many thanks to our dedicated and enthusiastic team of judges:

    Hugh King – King & Associates
    Kelvin Trask – Productiv
    Peter Luxton – Burgeon Solutions
    Cate Hlavac – New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
    David Lyon – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
    Graeme Boyd – Boyd Insight
    Ian Macrae – Page Macrae Engineering
    Kylie van Heerden – Sharp Tudhope Lawyers
    Matt Crawford – ZESPRI International
    Rebecca Mackenzie – BNZ
    Robert Hill – KPMG
    Sarah Quintal – Personnel Resources