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DCA wins top Rotorua Business Award

The annual Westpac Rotorua Business Awards drew the usual large and enthusiastic crowd to see the best of local business take out results in 18 categories, with DCA Architects of Transformation emerging as the Supreme Winner.

The company also won the category for Excellence in Property, Construction and Manufacturing. Judges described DCA as transforming people’s lives through great architecture.

“The judges congratulate this outstanding Rotorua business on their core values, and their social, community and environmental initiatives.”

The Pukeroa Oruawhata Group won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Rotorua, while Ian Patchell of Patchell Group won the Businessperson of the Year Award.

Forestry management company PF Olsen was awarded for Excellence in Primary Industries, and was described by the judges as a truly multi – regional business that had become number one in its target market, and in the latest season achieved a 50 percent market share of all new forest plantings.

PF Olsen CEO Te Kapunga Dewes said the award was a tribute to all those who have contributed to the success of our business.

“That includes our loyal and exacting clients, our staunch and supportive business partners, and the exceptional professionals past and present that continue to provide high quality professional services across Australasia.

“We are honoured and humbled in accepting the award.

Cheal took out the  award for Excellence in the Service Sector for leading the way with cutting-edge technology and a team of industry leaders, with lots of experience.

Meanwhile, Mountain Jade picked up the Excellence in Hospitality category.

The full results of all category winners are listed in the accompanying box.

Please note that photos of all winners can be found on the website of awards organiser, the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce.


Winners of the Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards 2019

SUPREME WINNER
– Sponsored by Westpac
DCA Architects of Transformation

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO ROTORUA
– Sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council
Pukeroa Oruawhata Group

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
– Sponsored by Red Stag Timber
Ian Patchell

EXCELLENCE IN PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
– Sponsored by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
PF Olsen Ltd

EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTY, CONSTRUCTION & MANUFACTURING
– Sponsored by Rotorua Business Chamber
DCA Architects of Transformation

EXCELLENCE IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY
– Sponsored by Pukeroa Oruawhata Group
Mountain Jade

EXCELLENCE IN THE SERVICE SECTOR
– Sponsored by Holland Beckett Law
Cheal

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY
– Sponsored by Deloitte
Sichuan Style Restaurant

EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM
– Sponsored by Deloitte
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

BI-LINGUAL BUSINESS AWARD
– Sponsored by Deloitte
Arataua

SMALL BUSINESS AWARD
– Sponsored by Osbornes Funeral Directors and Advisors
Galaxy Travel World Travellers

SUSTAINABILITY BUSINESS AWARD
– Rotorua Economic Development
Jasco Distributing

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS AWARD
– Scion
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

NOT FOR PROFIT
– The Hits 97.5
The Arts Village

ACC WORKPLACE SAFETY
– ACC
Redwoods Treewalk

EMERGING LEADER
– Ministry of Social Development
Kerri Anne Hancock – Te Maru o Ngati Rangiwewehi

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
– Our House Rotorua
Helen Bennett – Physio Direct

YOUNG INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
– Ministry of Education
Kayleigh Waller – Western Heights High School

David Porter
David Porter
Editor, Bay of Plenty Business News. Email: editor@bopbusinessnews.co.nz

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