The Greymouth Star is proud to be the Platinum sponsor for the 2016 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards.

The awards will celebrate the business excellence our proud region has to offer.

We, along with Development West Coast, acknowledge the valuable contribution West Coast businesses make to our local economy, we congratulate and wish all the best to this year’s entrants.



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 Duncan Cotterill would like to thank Development West Coast for the opportunity to once again sponsor the West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards.

We have strong relationships with many people on the Coast, from individuals and small businesses through to large organisations. Our clients are with us because they understand the distinct advantages of aligning themselves with like-minded people. They look to us for the same thinking, resourcefulness and deep relationship building skills that they have relied on to achieve business success.

Duncan Cotterill is a full service firm with offices in Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington and Auckland and is among the largest providers of legal services in the South Island. Our four offices are underpinned by an energetic, diverse and collegial partnership that works together.


Crombie Lockwood has a proud track record of bringing together great individual brokers and respected broking companies to create a more powerful resource for its clients and their needs.

Since 1978 the company has built up a network from Invercargill to Kaitaia with a team of over 700 insurance professionals located in twenty two local offices.

The company's expansion has been driven by a single focus – "To protect the one thing that matters most to you. Your business and all it provides to you, your family, your staff, your future."


  New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) is a result of bringing together three New Zealand media brands, APN NZ, The Radio Network (TRN) and GrabOne and unifying them under one overarching banner. The result is an organisation with a portfolio of radio, digital, e-commerce and print brands producing fantastic content, targeting New Zealand audiences.

NZME is all about audiences: New Zealand audiences who want perspective on what’s going on in the world, and a window on what’s coming next.

Each week we connect with over 3.3 million* Kiwis. Whether they’re reading, listening, or watching, we deliver them the content they need wherever and whenever they want it, across digital, print, radio and on-demand video platforms.

We are excited about the journey we are taking and very proud to be a Sponsor of the 2016

West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards.

 Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport welcomed 5.7 million passengers in the past year and is New Zealand's second largest airport. The airport occupies a unique position economically, as the South Island's busiest and most strategic air connection to the world's trade and tourism markets, with 82% of international visitors to the South Island welcomed and farewelled at Christchurch Airport.

Christchurch Airport and Tourism New Zealand are partnering with all regions of the South Island to increase visitors to all the regions of the South Island. The 'South' initiative markets the South Island as a whole tourism destination, with all players working collectively and collegially. As such, we are very pleased to become involved with the West Coast' Leading Light Business Excellence Awards' and look forward to honouring the finalists at the Awards Dinner in October.


The West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards complement Westland Milk Products commitment to creating a culture of excellence in all that we do as an employer, a major player in the economy of the West Coast and as a provider of world class dairy products.

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The Department of Conservation (DOC) is delighted to sponsor the Leading Light Environment award which recognises businesses or organisations that demonstrate guardianship of the natural environment. The presentation of this award is an opportunity for DOC to recognise the valuable contribution that some businesses and organisations make to the West Coast while demonstrating respect for the environment in which they do business. It's also an opportunity to provide inspiration to others.


ACC is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2016 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards, including sponsorship of the ACC Workplace Safety Award.

The ACC Workplace Safety Award recognises businesses and their employees that build successful and sustainable workplace safety practices, helping to keep themselves and their staff safe at work.



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