The Hobbiton Movie Set Business Night Out 2019

Starting on September 05, 2019 17:30

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Join us for a night of great food, networking, and entertainment featuring keynote speaker Cam Calkoen.  Born with cerebal palsy, Cam lives his life undefined by titles or limitations representing New Zealand in Athletics, winning championships around the world. Cam embraces his 'Dream Big, Achieve More' philosophy, inspiring a positive approach to life and business. It's this winning attitude that he uses to inspire others. 

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.  Nominations are now open and will close on 26 July 2019.

Nominate a business with excellent customer service here 



Award Categories

Nominations will open soon.  Finalists will be announced prior to the event.

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 2016.


Enter your business here 



Bayleys Supreme Business Award

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Following the success of 2018, Bayleys Supreme Business Award makes a return. This award recognises the judges top pick from all categories and winners!

This year's expert judging panel includes representatives from the three local business associations/Chamber of Commerce, Craig Purcell from Waikato Innovation Park, Peter Maxwell from Management Consultant, and Jackie Hicks from BNZ Bank, Commercial Division.


Purchase tickets to the 2019 Business Night Out

Tickets will soon be available for purchase until 30 August (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..

Purchase Tickets

For any queries related to ticket sales, please contact Rachael Singh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the options.



Special thanks to our major sponsor Hobbiton Movie Set and all our other sponsors for supporting Business Night Out this year. Without them Council wouldn't be able to deliver our business community such a great event!

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