Winners revealed: BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards 2013

  • Date Added: 29th June 2013 from ExportNZ

  • A capacity crowd turned out for the 23rd annual BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards in Tauranga last night.

    The theme of the evening was ‘Fairy-tales’ and a fairy-tale about an exporter from the Bay of Plenty called Stevie was told during the evening. There were many surprises including newsreader Peter Willams turning out to be the King who ‘Knighted’ the awards sponsors, Hon. Simon Bridges running on stage and stealing Cinderella from ‘Prince un-charmings’ cluthes during the waltz, and GM of Service for NZ Trade and Enterprise entering for his speech through the back door dressed as a lady and doing a very awkward dance with a confused Prince-uncharming to Joe Cockers ‘You are so beautiful’.

    There were fairy-tale endings for five winners…

    The winners of the BNZ Partners Bay of Plenty Export Awards 2013 are:

    Award

    Sponsor

    Winner

    United Travel Emerging Exporter of the Year Award:

    United Travel Corporate

    Surtees Boats
    Page Macrae Innovation in Export Award:

    Page Macrae Engineering

    Switchkites Ltd
    Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Export Achiever Award:
    Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

    Bruce Ennis – Page Macrae Engineering
    ZESPRI International Service to Export:

    ZESPRI International

    Gwenda Merriman – Jeffco International Ltd
    Sharp Tudhope Exporter of the Year Award:

    Sharp Tudhope Lawyers

    Waiariki Institute of Technology

    For more information contact:

    Angela Wallace
    ExportNZ Bay of Plenty Executive Officer
    07 571 0600 or 021 636 373
    angela@exportnz.org.nz.

    Contact winners:

    Surtees Boats
    Phil Sheaff 07 322 8461 or Toni Palmer 027 472 8195

    Switchkites Ltd
    Daniel Kajavala 021 323 701

    Bruce Ennis – Page Macrae Engineering
    Bruce Ennis 07 575 5079 or Pip Ritchie 027 272 6219

    Gwenda Merriman – Jeffco International Ltd
    021 839 997

    Waiariki Institute of Technology
    Craig Tiriana 021 277 7341 or Prabha Ravi 07 921 8545