Until 2011, the West Coast was the only region in New Zealand that did not hold an annual business awards. Development West Coast together with our sponsors have since then held very successful “Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards”.
This event offers an ideal opportunity to celebrate business excellence in our region and acknowledge the valuable contribution West Coast businesses are making to our local economy.
The Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards attracts the most progressive business minds on the West Coast, all vying to be the best in the West.
2018 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The 2018 black tie gala event was held on 26th October 2018 at the iconic tourist destination Shantytown. The MC for the evening was well known TVNZ News presenter, Peter Williams.
Master of Ceremony: Peter Williams
Peter has worked at TVNZ, since 1979. Peter started his broadcasting career as a teenager on Radio Otago, now More FM, in 1972. At TVNZ Williams has been a sports anchorman, commentator and reporter before joining the ONE News team full-time in his main role as Breakfast newsreader.
Guest Speaker: Graham Dockrill
Graham Dockrill is a London based FinTech specialist with over 20 years experience and founder of Hairy Lemon, The IT Team and Citrus Tree Consultants. Graham specialises in aligning strategy and sales for businesses that want to grow or expand into new markets.
Graham is an internationally recognised thought leader and keynote speaker. His passion for entrepreneurship and start-ups, coupled with his considerable skills and experience, sees him adding value to businesses in the UK, USA and Australia. Graham is the 2017/18 Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Canterbury's Centre for Entrepreneurship.
APPLICATION FORM & GUIDELINES
The Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards 2018 provides the opportunity to celebrate business excellence in our region and acknowledge the valuable contribution West Coast businesses are making to our local economy.
We look forward to receiving your entry and encourage you to attend the Development West Coast Leading Light Entry seminars in 2018.
To download the entry form - click here
LEADING LIGHT ENTRANT WORKSHOP
Stephen Caunter (ANZ) will be holding a workshop to get you well on the way to entering the Developement West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards. This free business training workshop will help you prepare an effective business plan and better understand the Leading Light Awards entry form.
DATE: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
TIME: 9:00am - noon (arrive from 8:45am for tea or coffee)
VENUE: Paroa Hotel, Greymouth
RSVP: click here