Leading businesses were acknowledged for their resilience and hard work throughout the Covid-19-disrupted year at this year’s Rotorua Westpac Business Awards.
Rotorua Business Chamber Chief Executive Bryce Heard congratulated the 10 award winners and the finalists, saying the entries had been the strongest in year seen in years.
He also thanked the judges for the excellent work done to determine the finalists and the winners, and to the sponsors whose support had allowed the awards to take place at the well-attended event at the Rotorua Events Centre.
The annual awards were reshaped this year to reflect the impact of Covid-19.
The organisers said the awards recognised and celebrated Rotorua business’ resilience to the trauma they were going through.
This year the usual 18 categories were halved.
However, the judges also awarded a special Chamber Commendation Award to Kaitiaki Adventures to celebrate a company that had been a finalist for the last few years and was recognised for its “continued excellence in business”.
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