Westpac Business Excellence Awards

The Westpac Business Excellence Awards take place all around the country, in conjunction with local Chambers of Commerce. They give all businesses the opportunity to benchmark their success against other local businesses, including those outside of their own industries.

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Why should I enter?

It’s not always easy to find time to work on, rather than in, your business. Entering the Westpac Business Excellence Awards is a great opportunity to step back and take a critical look at what makes your business tick.


Seeing how things are done by businesses outside your field is a great way to inject fresh ideas into your business. The Awards give you a window into how other businesses have built success.


The process of preparing an entry can be immensely beneficial to your business, encouraging you to step back and look at your strengths and weaknesses.

Expert Feedback

Entering the Awards helps you gain an outside-in view of your business. Past entrants have found the feedback they receive from the judges to be incredibly valuable.

Business Profile & Recognition

Winning the Awards will increase your exposure and as a result help boost staff morale and motivation as a result.

The Westpac Business Excellence Awards run throughout New Zealand and offer a range of different Awards celebrating local business success.

How does it work?

Westpac sponsors thirteen Business Excellence Awards across the country in association with the local Chamber of Commerce or an Economic Development Agency in each region. To find the contact details for your local Chamber or EDA, please refer to the tables below.

Business Awards Region Chamber Contact Chamber Email
Auckland Central Natalie Woodbridge awards@chamber.co.nz
Auckland North - West  Natalie Woodbridge awards@chamber.co.nz
Auckland South - East  Natalie Woodbridge awards@chamber.co.nz
Southland   No awards in 2020   
Canterbury No awards in 2020 (postponed) info@championcanterbury.org.nz
Northland  Stephen Smith  ceo@northchamber.co.nz 
Gisborne No awards in 2020  
Rotorua  Bryce Heard ceo@rotoruachamber.co.nz
Tauranga  Anne Pankhurst awards@tauranga.org.nz
Waikato Paula Sutton  Paula.sutton@waikatochamber.co.nz
Queenstown  No awards in 2020 (postponed)  events@queenstownchamber.org.nz
Otago Dougal McGowan   dougal@otagochamber.co.nz
Manawatu  Jacqui Middleton   jacqui.middleton@ceda.nz