Finalists announced for the 2019 ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards

ExportNZ Wellington has announced the finalists for the 2019 ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards.

Companies could enter in three categories, and had to come from Horowhenua, Manawatu, Tararua, and Wairarapa down to Wellington.

The finalists for each category are:

Wellington Airport Best Emerging Business: Outdoor gear manufacturer Betacraft, and health supplement provider Healthy Start.

CentrePort Best Medium/Large Business: Vineyard post manufacturer Eco Trellis, petrol station retail automation provider ITL, and performance monitoring software provider, Raygun.

WellingtonNZ Excellence in Innovation: Engineering consultants Beca, vineyard post manufacturer Eco Trellis, energy retail software provider Flux Federation and breast imaging analytics provider Volpara Health Technologies.

The winners of each category will then compete for the ASB Exporter of the Year Award.

All winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel on the evening of 23 May 2019.

NZ Trade and Enterprise are again strategic partners, with winners of the three categories being automatically shortlisted for NZTE’s International Business Awards.

The judges are: Mike Atkins, Head of Trade Finance at ASB; Rachel Baxter, People and Capability Director at NZTE; and Vaughan Renner, Chair of BusinessNZ and Business Central.

Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford said the purpose of the awards was to celebrate the stories of our region’s export community.

"Our exporters play a key role in the ongoing development and growth of the economy, and it’s important to for us as a country to highlight these exemplar businesses.

"There are some excellent success stories in our region, but Kiwi businesses are traditionally happy to fly under the radar - we want to raise the profile of these export heroes and celebrate their achievements."

ExportNZ Wellington is overseen by Wellington Chamber of Commerce. To book your tickets to the event, click here.

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