Business winners revealed at fabulous gala event

07 September 2018

Photo credit: Amy Bell Photography

The 2018 Waipa Networks Business Award winners were revealed at last Friday's fabulous Gala finale hosted at Mystery Creek.

With 425 attendees and over 70 different businesses present, there was an awesome cross-section of Waipa and Raglan businesses in attendance.

A coordinated effort by the Cambridge, Raglan and Te Awamutu Chambers of Commerce, they gave huge congratulations to all the winners: "this was no mean feat as entries reached record numbers this year. The Awards are going from strength to strength and this can be seen by the calibre of entries coming through."

The 2018 winners are:

Employee of the Year, Cambridge - Jigsaw Professional Development
Ashlee Burdon, Loulous Salon & Day Spa

Employee of Year, Te Awamutu - Waikato Business News
Yeshwantika (Yesh) Ratnam, Sabor Café

Best Customer Service, Cambridge - Trustpower
Joint Winners:
Loulous Salon & Day Spa

Best Customer Service, Te Awamutu - Trustpower
Sabor Cafe

Best Customer Service, Raglan - Trustpower
Raglan Rock Ltd

Customer Choice, Cambridge - CreateVideo

Customer Choice, Raglan - CreateVideo
Raglan Rock Ltd

Customer Choice, Te Awamutu and Overall Winner - CreateVideo
Mint Beauty Therapy

Excellence in Business Awards

New & Emerging Business, Small - Rocketspark
Mathematics for a Lifetime Charitable Trust

New & Emerging Business, Medium - Waipa Post
Palm Beach Motel

New & Emerging Business, Large - Waipa Post
Good Union

Small Business - Newstalk ZB
Sign Boss Ltd

Medium Business - Cambridge Edition
Loulous Salon & Day Spa

Large Business - Mystery Creek Events Centre
Five Stags Leamington

Excellence in Sustainability & Community Contribution - Montana Food and Events
Mathematics for a Lifetime Charitable Trust

Excellence in Digital Strategy & Implementation - Invest Waipa
Good Union

Excellence in Innovation Judges Award - Waikato Management School
TDM Homes

Outstanding Services to Business - Waipa District Council
Chris Smith

Emerging Business Leader of the year - Waikato Management School
Craig Yarndley

Supreme Award - Waipa Networks
Loulous Salon & Day Spa

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