Christchurch busi­ness turns up the heat

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Christchurch busi­ness Heat Pumps NOW is this year’s supreme win­ner in The David Awards: he­roes in small busi­ness. The busi­ness not only won the Supreme Award, but also took out the Most Out­stand­ing Fledg­ling Busi­ness cat­e­gory and the Most Com­mu­nity-Minded Busi­ness cat­e­gories.

Speak­ing on be­half of the judges, Pam Martin de­scribes Heat Pumps NOW as “a true David busi­ness. Heat Pumps NOW be­gan with a vi­sion to make a dif­fer­ence for peo­ple in Christchurch who needed heat­ing,” she says. “They pro­vide a per­sonal and re­li­able ser­vice to res­i­dents worn out from fight­ing to be heard by large or­gan­i­sa­tions. Their ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice has en­sured their growth through word of mouth and re­fer­rals. They also con­trib­ute to their com­mu­nity in prac­ti­cal and mea­sure­able ways, and are suc­ceed­ing where larger com­pa­nies in their area have failed.”

Heat Pumps NOW di­rec­tor Blair Ash­downe rec­om­mends go­ing through the award process. “Just en­ter­ing The David Awards was an op­por­tu­nity to re­flect on what our team has done in our short time as a com­pany, and cel­e­brate many small achieve­ments where we’ve helped peo­ple,” he adds. “It’s brought our team closer to­gether and re­minded me per­son­ally why started this busi­ness.”

The 2015 David Awards win­ners are: Most out­stand­ing fledg­ling busi­ness: Heat Pumps NOW Most out­stand­ing es­tab­lished busi­ness: Heart Saver NZ Most out­stand­ing tri­umph over ad­ver­sity: Look Af­ter Me

I Most out­stand­ing life­style busi­ness: Phys­io­fam­ily The NZBusi­ness Most in­no­va­tive busi­ness: HoneyLab, Sor­bet ( joint win­ners) The .nz Most in­spired use of mar­ket­ing: No win­ner but Ur­ban Dogs highly com­mended. The Bizbuzz Most com­mu­nity-minded busi­ness: Heat Pumps NOW Solo Meo Award: Mar­ty­girl Sk­in­food Peo­ple’s Choice Award: Dog­gytreats Supreme win­ner: Heat Pumps NOW

For more in­for­ma­tion see www.the­davi­

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