The Napier CBD business community gathered at the MTG to celebrate the annual Napier CBD Star Awards hosted by Napier City Business Inc (NCBI), with major sponsor Spark Business Hawke’s Bay.
The finalists were judged by a panel of business owners and industry experts and were scored on written entries, and site visits where they each had to pitch their business.
The challenging task of choosing winners was a testament to the remarkable talent within our city. As one of the judges eloquently put it, “Selecting winners was an incredibly tough job because the talent in our city is simply outstanding. Every finalist brought something special to the table, making the decision-making process both rewarding and challenging.”
A fabulous crowd of business owners, workers and supporters were on hand to celebrate the achievements and successes of all the finalists and the winners on the night.
Market ST took out the prestigious Supreme Award, commended for their community-minded approach and exceptional hosting skills, they are a destination that represents supremacy in Napier City. Their pursuit of excellence, demonstrated through dedication, commitment, and collaboration, makes them the total package and leaders in their field.
Runner up Hapi-Ora Limited was celebrated for their meaningful community initiatives, and strong work ethic, embodying a community-minded spirit that inspires and engages many.
The 2023 Napier CBD Star Awards winners are:
People’s Choice Star – Cool Toys
Digital Star – Cuteneys Cakes
New Business Star – Treehouse Foods NZ
Community Spirit Star – Hapi-Ora Limited
Team Star – Market ST
Hospitality Star – Teresa Cocktail Bar
Customer Service Star – Hallenstein Brothers
Business Services Star – The Team – Finance, Insurance & Property
Napier City Business Inc (NCBI) General Manager Pip Thompson reflected on the successful night, “Tonight was an amazing celebration of business in the heart of our special city. It’s truly encouraging to see the perseverance and commitment of these local businesses, especially after such a tough few years. A massive congratulations to all the winners and finalists’.
A special thanks to the sponsors of this event: Mark Evans of Bayleys Commercial, Wallace Development Company Ltd, Te Pukenga EIT, Fitbooks Accounting Ltd, Social Smarty, Napier City Council, The Hits Hawke’s Bay, NCBI, and our cornerstone sponsor, Spark Business Hawke’s Bay.
Media Release – Napier City Business Inc