Porirua Small Business Awards

Recognising and celebrating small business excellence and resilience through Covid-19 in Porirua.

Nominations have closed

Key dates I Awards' prize I Criteria

The past year has been tough, but many businesses have found ways through the uncertainty and have innovated, grown, and given back to our community.

We want to share their stories and celebrate business excellence.

Nominate a small local business that has demonstrated excellence and resilience over the past year through either business innovation, growth or ­leadership and they could be the winner of our first Porirua Young Employee and Small Business Award.

Nominations have now closed.

Key dates

  • Monday 10 May – Applications open
  • Wednesday 16 June 5pm– Applications close
  • Tuesday 22 June – Finalists notified
  • Wednesday 23 June – Finalists announced at the Business After 5 event
  • Tuesday 29 June – Combined awards ceremony for Porirua Small Business and Outstanding Young Employee 2021

Awards' prize

Winner will receive:

  • $3,000 Radio advertising package, donated by NZME
  • Promotion of business across Chamber and Council platforms
  • Chamber of Commerce 12 month membership
  • Complimentary hosting of a Porirua Chamber of Commerce 'Business After 5' event

Applications will be shortlisted and the finalists will go to the judging panel made up of the Porirua Chamber of Commerce Chair, Porirua City Senior Commercial Advisor, and a senior member of the business community.

Applicants criteria and eligibility

Applications must demonstrate business excellence and resilience over the past year through either business innovation, growth or ­leadership.

The business must

  • be registered in, and primarily operate from Porirua City
  • Have no more than 20 employees
  • Not be trading insolvent and legally complies with New Zealand's legal requirements

Application Form

Applications closed 5pm, Wednesday 16 June 2021

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