Tourism experience takes top honours at the 2016 West Coast business awards

Mokihinui–Lyell Backcountry Trust – The Old Ghost Road Project has been named the supreme winner of the 2016 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards at last night’s gala event at the West Coast Events Centre (Shantytown Heritage Park).

The tourism experience has been operating since December and has provided a uniquely West Coast experience for hundreds of visitors to the region.

As a tourism provider, the Old Ghost Road delivers a combination of heritage, wilderness and accessibility to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes. It was the work that went into enabling that opportunity secured the Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust top prize at last night’s prestigious awards.

Chief judge Stephen Caunter says in choosing the Super Nova Award recipient he was looking for an entry that was concise, to the point and a good fit for the competition guidelines. "Ultimately The Old Ghost Road Project stood out from the crowd and ticked all the boxes for me," he said.

Development West Coast chief executive Chris Mackenzie says the calibre of all entrants was high – but that was to be expected. ‘We live in a progressive and unique region, our local business and industry has always had to been innovative and flexible. I am proud of the input my team at DWC has to support the growth and successes of our West Coast business community, and I would like to congratulate all of those who have been part of this prestigious event for their efforts."

2016 WINNERS

Sponsor 

Award 

Finalists 

Duncan Cotterill Large Enterprise  WestReef Services Ltd 
Crombie Lockwood Medium Enterprise  Cuffs Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
NZME Newstalk ZB Small Enterprise Mark Jones Collision Repairs
Westland Milk Products Not for Profit Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust - The Old Ghost Road Project   
Christchurch Airport Tourism & Hospitality Underworld Adventures Ltd
ACC Workplace Safety Award    Robert Caldana Builder Ltd
Design Windows West Coast
Department of Conservation    Environment Award Landcorp Buller
Development West Coast Rising Star Award Coleraine Motel
Greymouth Star Super Nova  Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust - The Old Ghost Road Project 

2015 WINNERS

Sponsor

Award

Winner

Duncan Cotterill

Enterprise 30+

Holcim Cement - Westport Works

Newstalk ZB

Retail Award

Into Jeans Ltd

NZIM Southern

Professional Service Award

Momentoes New Zealand

Crombie Lockwood

Trades / Manufacturing / Primary / Producer

Simpson Residential Ltd

Christchurch Airport

Tourism and Hospitality Awards

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Westland Milk Products

Not for Profit Awards

West Coast Penguin Trust

ACC

Workplace Safety Awards:

Small/Medium Business

Large Business

 

Simpson Residential Ltd

WestReef Services Ltd

Grey Star

Super Nova

Holcim Cement - Westport Works


 

2013 WINNERS

Sponsor

Award

Winner

Westland Milk Products

Community Charitable Organisation

West Coast Riding for the Disabled

Duncan Cotterill

Enterprise 30+

WestReef Services

PwC

Retail

Greymouth Showcase Jewellers

ACC

Workplace Safety

MBC

Tourism West Coast

Tourism

West Coast Wildlife Centre

Crombie Lockwood

Trades / Manufacturing / Primary Producer

E-quip Engineering Ltd

NZIM Southern

Service

RileyBuild

Hairy Lemon and the I.T team

Innovation

MBC

Grey Star

Super Nova

E-quip Engineering Ltd

 Newstalk ZB West Coast

Rising Star

West Coast Wildlife Centre


 

HISTORIC RESULTS

2012 Results

Sponsor

Award

Winner

Solid Energy

Community/Charity Organisation

West Coast Blue Penguin Trust

New Zealand Institute of Management Inc (Southern)

Service

Jeff Evans Plumbers Ltd

ACC

Workplace Safety

Westco Lagan Ltd

Tourism West Coast

Tourism

Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Westland Milk Products

Construction / Engineering / Manufacturing

E-quip Engineering Ltd

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Retail

Greymouth New World

Duncan Cotterill

Primary Producer

Westland Milk Products

Grey Star

Super Nova

Westland Milk Products

 

Special Commendation

Dellaca Family

 



2011 Results

Sponsor

Award

Winner

Solid Energy

Service & Retail

Unichem Olsen’s Pharmacy

Duncan Cotterill

Primary Producer

Westland Milk Products

Tourism West Cosat

Tourism

Westland Tourism Ltd

Buddle Findlay

Community / Charity Organisation

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Westland Milk Products

Construction / Engineering / Manufacturing

G T Liddell Contracting Ltd

ACC

Workplace Safety

Westland Milk Products

Greymouth Star

Super Nova

G T Liddell Contracting Ltd

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