Pukekohe’s best in business line up
A record number of businesses will vie for glory at Pukekohe’s showpiece business awards event.
Last week, local businesses gathered at a nominees cocktail evening at ANZ Pukekohe to celebrate being nominated for the 2017 Pukekohe Business Association’s Best in Business Awards.
PBA business manager Kendyl Sullivan said she was excited by the calibre of nominees, where a record 61 local enterprises were nominated across five categories. ‘‘It’s always great to get that positive feedback from customers about businesses in Pukekohe.’’
This is the sixth edition of the awards. There are five categories - Health and Beauty, Retail, Manufacturing and Trade, Hospitality and Professional Services. There are also special awards for People’s Choice, Outstanding Submission and Community Recognition.
Nominated businesses will be asked to submit why they deserve the title of Best in Business and judges would be looking for creativity and originality. The people of Pukekohe will have their say during voting, open until July 3.
The categories will be judged on feedback from a mystery shop- per and the nominated business’ submission.
The Pukekohe Best in Business awards function is on July 29 at the Pukekohe Indian Association Hall with comedian Jeremy Elwood as MC.
Retail: Actions Office Products Depot, Baby Trenz, Bed Bath and Beyond, Challenge Pukekohe, Designer Flowers, Dianna Marie Think Flowers, Flower and Gift Shoppe, Franklin Hunting and Fishing, Kevens Curtains, Liquorland Pukekohe, Magazine Clothing, Mikko Shoes, Poms Away, The Goodness Grocer, The Mad Butcher Puke- kohe, Tiny Turtles.
Hospitality: Bakers Delight Pukekohe, Columbus Coffee at Mitre 10 Mega, Danny’s Kiwi Bakery, Ginger Indian Cuisine, Jester’s Pies, Kathies Kitchen, Millbrooks Bakery, Pukekohe Cinemas, Pukekohe Park, RSA Franklin, Sal’s New York Pizza Pukekohe, The Cheesecake Shop, The Goodness Kitchen, The Pizza Box Pukekohe, The Sugar Shed, Yakety Yak.
Manufacturing/Trade: Air Con Services, Cutting Edge Cabinetry, Ebbett Pukekohe, Pukekohe Toyota, Smith and Sons Franklin, Winger Motors.
Professional Services: 8 Count Dance Studios, Arnet Law, Campbell Tyson, Cheeky Moments Photography, Complete Legal, Conveyancing Shop Lawyers, iMend iT, Net Point NZ, SBA Pukekohe, Silver Fern Marquees, White Rose Cards, Wise Advice, Young at Art, Young Explorers Early Learning Centre.
Health & Beauty: Chiropractic Edge, CMT Therapeutic Massage, Counties Fitness and Health Club, FMK Pukekohe, Liddells Pharmacy, Pukekohe Family Doctors, Pukekohe Podiatry, Pure Indulgence, Retro Hair and Beauty, Spartan HQ.