Awards Categories & Application Form


Start Up Business Award

This Award is for a business that has started trading within the last 2 years. Whether you are a sole trader or already have a number of staff, as long as you are trading you are welcome to enter. The criteria is slightly different to the Small, Medium and Large businesses with less emphasis on financials.

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Small Business Award

This is a business that has an annual turnover of less than $1 million.

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Medium Business Award

This is a business that has an annual turnover of between $1 million and $5 million.

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Large Business Award

This is a business that has an annual turnover of over $5 million.

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Community Impact Award

This award recognises a programme, project, campaign or an overall business that has had, or continues to have, a positive impact on the Nelson Tasman community in a way that inspires others and makes a difference. This category is open to applicants from all organisations, including non-profit, charities and educational programmes. 

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Innovation Award

This award is for a business that demonstrates an extraordinary business story as a result of pure grit and clever thinking. This could be an innovative or inventive approach to people, products or processes. Entrants need to prove how their clever business story has contributed to the success of the Nelson/Tasman economy in a way that creates added-value enterprise and/or world-class brands.

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Environment Award

This award recognises a programme, project, campaign or an overall business that has had, or continues to have, a positive, long term impact on the Nelson Tasman environment. This category is open to applicants from all organisations, including non-profit, charities and educational programmes.  

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Nelson Pine Industries Supreme Business Award

Nelson Pine Industries Supreme Business Award

All entries into the Start Up, Small, Medium and Large Business Awards will be automatically entered into the Supreme Business Award. This is an overall winner that scores highly in all aspects of the judging criteria and has an x-factor that inspires the Nelson/Tasman business community.


We give you the option to include a video with your submission.  We appreciate these can be costly so have organised a super deal with Simon and Kate at Tasman Bay Media. Click here to view an information pack.  You can create a generic video that you can continue to use to promote your business on your own channels after the event.