Search begins for Howick business excellence

Publish Date : 06 Nov 2023
Howick Shops

The search for East Auckland’s best businesses is on.

Howick Local Board deputy chair Bo Burns says the business community plays a crucial part in the area’s economic health.

“We have major business centres that provide hundreds of thousands of jobs, underpinning not only business, but our area’s social fabric.
“It’s easy to overlook how critical local shops and town centres are too. The ability to source what we need locally and to have businesses on our doorsteps providing excellent service can be taken for granted.

“But these are the businesses that mean the bills are paid, that support our communities, and that we rely on for the after-school jobs that shape our children’s work ethic.”

She says the board is delighted to be working with sponsors Bayleys, Business East Tamaki and the Howick Village Association, all major contributors to business in the area.

Business owners, or those whose businesses are associate members within the Business East Tamaki or Howick Village Association boundary, are eligible to apply.

Burns says it is hoped the awards will be able to be extended more widely in future years.

“We want the awards to recognise companies and celebrate East Auckland’s workplaces, employers and employees.”


Awards will be made for excellence in:

  • Innovation

  • sustainability

  • community impact

  • retail

  • hospitality

  • healthcare

  • professional services

  • industry and manufacturing

  • new business and supreme award.

Organisers say the awards, to be held on 20 March next year, will showcase the best of the area’s vibrant and diverse business community. They will be judged in two stages, a shortlist after entries close in December, with final decisions in February.

Key dates and judging criteria here.

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