Announcing the winners of 2016 Kiwi Business Heroes Awards
Web Genius is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Kiwi Business Heroes Awards: Xtreme Joinery.
The Christchurch-based balustrade and joinery business fended off Kapit Coast-based company, Peter Jackson Plumbing, who took a close second place to win a trip for two to the Gold Coast and $1000 worth of services from Web Genius.
Xtreme Joinery joint owner Loz Shatford said: “We are so excited about this. I’m honestly a bit lost for words. A big thank you has to go out to our team; we’d be lost without them”.
The five companies with the most votes were judged by a panel featuring three leading Kiwi business owners – Hamish French, Larissa Macleman and Richard Eltherington. Each finalist was judged after an interview with the panel and assessed on the four competition criteria:
Perseverance, value to the community, contribution to the economy and charity work and donations.
Peter Jackson Plumbing and Aspire Solutions Ltd both from the Kapiti Coast will receive $500 worth of Web Genius Services for placing second and third. Finalists Wellington-based Gentle PC and Thrive Chiropractic from the Kapiti Coast will receive $300 worth of Web Genius services.
Thank you to all 20 businesses that took part in the Kiwi Business Heroes Awards: your participation has made it a great success and set the bar for future entries.
1st place: Xtreme Joinery
2nd place: Peter Jackson Plumbing
3rd place: Aspire Solutions Ltd
Finalists: Gentle PC and Thrive Chiropractic
Who were the judges?
Hamish French founded Shoe Clinic, along with co-founder Neville McAlister, in 1998. Shoe Clinic has grown into New Zealand leading chain of sports footwear and apparel stores. The group has 18 stores from Dunedin to Auckland.
After 20 years of owning a busy, successful salon and being involved in a number of start-ups, Larissa now runs The Salon Owners Collective – an global online community with the mission of empowering salon owners to grow beyond owner operator.
Richard works with Kiwi business heroes on a daily basis in his business Biz Buddy. Following a background in the corporate world and as a business owner, Biz Buddy fulfils his desire to help small business owners succeed.
Richard is also an experienced business awards judge being involved in the NZ Business Excellence Awards and the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards as an assessor.
New Zealand is full of talented people who have built their own businesses from the ground up – but success never happens overnight and there are always challenges to face along the way. Find out if there’s a local success story in your area and read their story.