Winners revealed: BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards 2013
Date Added: 29th June 2013 from ExportNZ
A capacity crowd turned out for the 23rd annual BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards in Tauranga last night.
The theme of the evening was ‘Fairy-tales’ and a fairy-tale about an exporter from the Bay of Plenty called Stevie was told during the evening. There were many surprises including newsreader Peter Willams turning out to be the King who ‘Knighted’ the awards sponsors, Hon. Simon Bridges running on stage and stealing Cinderella from ‘Prince un-charmings’ cluthes during the waltz, and GM of Service for NZ Trade and Enterprise entering for his speech through the back door dressed as a lady and doing a very awkward dance with a confused Prince-uncharming to Joe Cockers ‘You are so beautiful’.
There were fairy-tale endings for five winners…
The winners of the BNZ Partners Bay of Plenty Export Awards 2013 are:
|United Travel Emerging Exporter of the Year Award: || ||Surtees Boats|
|Page Macrae Innovation in Export Award: || ||Switchkites Ltd |
|Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Export Achiever Award:|| ||Bruce Ennis – Page Macrae Engineering|
|ZESPRI International Service to Export: || ||Gwenda Merriman – Jeffco International Ltd|
|Sharp Tudhope Exporter of the Year Award: || ||Waiariki Institute of Technology|
For more information contact:
Daniel Kajavala 021 323 701
Gwenda Merriman – Jeffco International Ltd
021 839 997