Trade Exhibitor of the Year Awards
Every trade exhibitor has the opportunity to win the Wanaka A and P Show Trade Exhibitor of the Year Award. There are two categories every year, one for small exhibitors and one for large exhibitors. Winners are judged on the amount of interest created in the exhibit, eyecatching aspects, originality, staff presentation, service and how the information is conveyed. Judges also consider how much impact an exhibit makes in relation to the size of the trade site, plus the level of
interaction with customers. Congratulations to Hirepool/Civil Contractors NZ (Otago)/Hynds and Grandma Coleman’s Old Fashioned Jams and Chutneys – the 2015 winners! They were presented their ribbons by Speaker of the House and former Primary Industries Minister David Carter. A combined effort by Hirepool, Civil Contractors NZ (Otago branch) and Hynds impressed judges to win the 2015 Best Large Trade Exhibitor. Their fun, interactive exhibit included a mini diggers for kids and adults to have a go at using heavy machinery. The display also included a 30-tonne excavator and large irrigation troughs. Hirepool’s Otago/Southland territory sales specialist Aaron Chave says it’s important for youngsters to experience what it’s like to work in the excavation industry. Riverton-based Grandma Coleman’s Old Fashioned Jams and Chutneys is the business of Samantha Dalton. Originally from Ireland, Samantha grew up watching and helping her Grandma Coleman make jams and chutneys and was inspired to start her business a few years ago. Using family recipes and hand-cut produce from around the region, Samantha is a regular at the Southern Farmers Market and various Shows. Samantha was delighted to be acknowledged by the Wanaka Show for her trade stall efforts.