Business Night Out 2018

Starting on October 11, 2018 17:30

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Join us for a night of great food, networking, and entertainment featuring keynote speaker Lilia Tarawa, who grew up in the religious communtiy Gloriavale, and is now a business consultant, with a focus on leadership, self-respect and confidence.

The Business Night Out provides an opportunity to recognise the efforts and success of local businesses.

Nominations for all categories are now closed.  Finalists will be announced soon for public voting of the Gull Customer Service Awards.


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Gull Customer Service Award

Publically voted award celebrating outstanding customer service. 

Finalists have been decided!  Make sure your vote is counted towards business that goes above and beyond delivering exceptional service in your town.


Award Categories

Nominations have now closed.  Winners will be announed on Business Night Out 11 October. 

Trades, Manufacturing and Primary Industries - Businesses operating in the trades, manufacturing, engineering, building, rural or primary industries.

Consumer Services - Businesses in the retail, tourism and hospitality industries.

Professional Services - Businesses whose principal activity is the provision of services (including but not limited to legal, real estate, medical and financial services).

New and Emerging Business - Business that has achieved significant growth during that last one to three years as a result of effective planning and delivery.  The business must have started trading after 31 March 2015. 


Bayleys Supreme Business Award

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New for 2018 - Introducing the Bayleys Supreme Business Award, this award recognises the judges top pick form all categories and winners!

This year's expert judging panel includes representatives from the three local business associations/Chamber of Commerce, Peter Davey from Waikato Innovation Park, Peter Maxwell from Management Consultant, and Adam Glenister BNZ Business Partner.


Purchase tickets to the 2018 Business Night Out

Tickets are available for purchase until 24 September (unless sold out prior).

Tickets will be emailed to you once payment is received. Tickets are non-refundable, however you may arrange for transfer of your tickets - if you are transferring them please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ticket sales are now closed, please contact Rachael Singh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss ticket options.



Special thanks to our major sponsors of this event. Without them Council wouldn't be able to deliver our business community such a great event!

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