Tuesday, 22 May 2012

West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards

Last Friday I attended the West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards. These Awards are driven by Development West Coast and a highly committed group of Sponsors. The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is proud to have provided the template for the Awards and on-going assistance and judging input as required.

The Awards Dinner was held at Shanty Town, a magic facility for such an event, guaranteeing a great night on the Coast. Driving  from Christchurch to Greymouth  on a beautiful Autumn day through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand was a great way to  set myself up for a night of positive affirmation and celebration. The finalists and winners on the night were exemplars of South Island Business. There  are examples of  best practice right across the  business spectrum on the Coast and they were certainly on display last Friday.

The Coast is rapidly consolidating its position as a tourism destination, a major contributor to the New Zealand economy through its mining activity and a high performer in the primary sector, particularly dairy. Supporting all of this, are businesses doing wonderful things in engineering, construction, transport, general service and retail. CECC is looking to increase our involvement with our valued members on the West Coast and we are commited to assist them in all aspects of their business.

It was a privilege to be amongst them all last Friday and a reminder that our own Champion Canterbury Awards are now at the entry stage.

If you haven’t enjoyed  the  magic of the West Coast offering for a while, I would strongly recommend a weekend out, to be updated on what a special part of the world it is, with a lot of  very special businesses.

Click here to view the winners of the 2012 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards.

1 comment:

  1. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.