What a night at the 2020 Pan Pac Hawke’s Bay Business Awards, presented by the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce, celebrating resilience, community, connections, and sustainability.
Held at the Clubs Hastings on Friday, this event showcased businesses and business people throughout our great region, highlighting innovation and excellence, coupled with business practices that maximise overall performance.
The HB Chamber of Commerce has also re-branded with a new logo that strongly reflects the region. The strapline: “Ko te mana i te reo” (The power is in the language) highlights the value of business being language-based, from a handshake to a contract.
In October, a group of men from the Youth Unit of Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison were the Young Enterprise Regional Winner. HBRP Give&Take team designed their “Fit 2 Go” product to improve the quality and health outcomes for rough sleepers in their communities – an inspiring effort as they prepare to vie for the Young Enterprise National Awards in Wellington on December 10.
The overall winner of the Pan Pac Supreme Business for 2020, Quality Roading Services (QRS), were a worthy victor among a strong selection of companies. CEO Nigel Pollock is proud of his team of 100 staff and their commitment to not only the job but their whanau and wider Wairoa District. QRS manages several local quarries and takes on multiple civil construction projects, operating in a competitive environment and an isolated area that brings substantial challenges.
Category Winners and challengers for the Supreme Award were:
EIT, Excellence in Innovation – The Clean Crew
NZME, People’s Choice Award – Wardini Books
Great Things Grow Here, Outstanding Community Contribution – Quality Roading Services (QRS)
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Excellence in Sustainability – Good Vibes Fungi
Napier City Council, Hawke’s Bay Leader/Employer of the Year – Doug Ducker.
Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd, Supreme Business 2020 – Quality Roading Services (QRS)
This was a fantastic way to celebrate the hard work of many in a year full of challenges. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners and thanks to the judges.