The Grand Business South Awards

It was a fabulous evening at The Grand Business South Awards 2022 held at the Dunedin Town Hall on Friday 18 November celebrating the remarkable achievements of businesses in the Otago region.

The Grand Business South Awards are held every two years by Business South to celebrate innovation, creativity and success in the business sector.

The high-profile Awards have been a highlight of the Southern region’s business calendar for over 24 years. As well as recognising businesses, the Awards provide the opportunity for businesses to benchmark and gain expert advice on how they can continue to grow.

The event was a huge success, recognising the remarkable achievements of businesses in Otago, with Oritain Global receiving The Grand Supreme Business Excellence Award.  


"The Grand Supreme Business Excellence Award winner, Oritain Global’s science-based solutions were solving a growing global problem by protecting brand reputations throughout the world from opportunists who attempted to defraud, counterfeit and exploit the brand endeavours of global exporters."

The Grand Business South Award 2022 Judging Panel


We would like to acknowledge the achievements of all the Award finalists, and congratulate the following Award winners:

2022 Sector Excellence Award Winners:

Excellence in Service | Fable Dunedin

Excellence in Retail | Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka

Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality | iFLY Indoor Skydiving Queenstown

Excellence in Not-for-Profit | KiwiHarvest and Mirror Services | Whakaata Tohu Tohu

Excellence in Primary Industry | Mataura Valley Milk

Excellence in Manufacturing | United Machinists

Excellence in Science & Technology | Oritain Global Limited

Excellence in Exporting | Farra Engineering Limited


2022 Business Practice Winners:

Emerging Business | Pro Civil Construction Ltd

Māori Business | Youth Employment Success

Brand Strategy & Planning | Richard Joseph & Associates

Innovation | GetHomeSafe

Business Sustainability & Resilience | Preens Apparelmaster & Linenmaster

Business Integrity | Tolcarne Boarding Residence

Workplace Injury Prevention | Downer NZ


2022 Special Award Winners:

Excellence in Leadership | Josie Spillane (CEO, Highlands - Experience the Exceptional)

Recognises a business leader for their outstanding contribution within a local organisation and the wider business community. 


Distinguished Leader | The Marsh Family

Honours a high-achieving individual. This individual has made exceptional and distinctive contributions to business, particularly in the Otago region. The 2022 Award was chosen by Dunedin Mayor, Jules Radich.


People’s Choice Award | Whistle & Pop

All finalists were eligible for the People’s Choice Award, which was open to the public to vote for their favourite business.


Young Entrepreneur of the Year | Georgia Latu, Pōtiki Poi

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognises exceptional talent benefitting the community and nation for years to come.


The Grand Supreme Business Excellence Award | Oritain Global Limited

All businesses in the awards are eligible for this category.  The winner of this award is selected by the judges from the winners of each category.


View gallery of photos from the event here