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