Spark Business Hawke’s Bay Napier CBD Star Awards 2023

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The 2023 Spark Business Hawke’s Bay Napier CBD Star Awards will be held on Wednesday, 15 November 2023, at the MTG for a celebration that will shine a light on nine Napier CBD business stars.

The Star Awards is an annual event that celebrates and recognises the business community’s efforts that contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Napier CBD through a range of categories.

It provides an opportunity for businesses to showcase their achievements and to be recognised by their peers and customers. Winning an award can help businesses to build brand recognition, increase customer loyalty and attract new customers.

Each nomination goes in the draw to win one of the following two prizes:


  1. Nominate yourself, your business or any fellow CBD individuals/businesses.
  2. Simply name the business and leave a brief explanation of your nomination.
  3. You can nominate for one category, or all – the more the merrier.
  4. We whole-heartedly support self nominations. Be proud!
  5. Nominations close at 5 pm on 27 October 2023

To vote for the Hits Hawke’s Bay People’s Choice Star Award 2023, click here

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TEAM STAR - Sponsored by Fitbooks Accounting Ltd

This award acknowledges teams of any size that have demonstrated exceptional achievements and gone above and beyond in the past year to foster a positive team culture and provide outstanding support to staff and customers.

CUSTOMER SERVICE STAR - Sponsored by Wallace Development Company Ltd

This award recognizes the exceptional successes and achievements of businesses that consistently deliver excellent customer service and demonstrate a strong commitment to their clients. This commitment is reflected in the sustained financial success of the business. We specifically celebrate those businesses that prioritize customer satisfaction, creating memorable experiences and building long-term relationships with their clientele. This could also include salespeople who have consistently shown an ability to go above and beyond when it comes to maximizing sales opportunities and providing exceptional customer service.


HOSPITALITY STAR - Sponsored by Te Pukenga / EIT

This award acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding cafes, restaurants and bars in Napier's CBD. They excel in providing high-quality food, a fantastic range of beverages, and exceptional customer service. Recognizing their commitment to delivering a superb dining and hospitality experience. Consistently goes above and beyond to create memorable moments for their patrons, enhancing the overall dining and social experience in Napier City.


BUSINESS SERVICE STAR - sponsored by Mark Evans, Bayleys Commerical

This award acknowledges professional consultancy services that continuously provide exceptional expertise and guidance to clients, playing a vital role in their success. Whether it be a banking institution offering innovative financial solutions, an accounting firm providing expert financial advice, a law firm demonstrating legal excellence, a media company delivering strategic marketing and advertising services, an insurance agency ensuring comprehensive coverage, a human resources consultancy supporting and empowering businesses with effective HR strategies, or an IT service provider offering cutting-edge technology solutions, this award celebrates the importance of these consultancy services and their dedication to providing top-notch service to their clients.


DIGITAL STAR - Sponsored by Social Smarty

This award recognizes businesses that effectively utilize online services that complement your in store offering, social media engagement, and customer database to enhance their overall business profile as well as improve their business performance.

NEW BUSINESS STAR - Sponsored by Napier City Business Inc

This award celebrates the success and resilience of new businesses or those who have undergone a change of ownership since September 2021 and have been successfully operating in that period. It acknowledges their valuable contribution to the Napier City business community and highlights their ability to overcome challenges and establish a solid foundation within a relatively short period of time. By recognizing an emerging business, we aim to inspire and support their growth, showcasing their achievements and potential for continued success.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT STAR - Sponsored by Napier City Council

This award acknowledges a business or individual that goes above and beyond in supporting, advising, mentoring, and caring for our community. Through their selflessness and dedication, they exemplify the true meaning of community spirit. In particular, their exceptional efforts during the challenging times of 2023 and in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle which had a profound impact on the well-being and resilience of our community.

SUPREME STAR - Sponsored by Spark Business Hawke's Bay

This award will be selected by judges from the category winners and announced on the night.

Thank you for taking the time to submit your nomination. Please leave your details below to go in the draw to win a $250 CBD gift voucher or 2x Robbie Williams tickets for Saturday, 11 November 2023.

The voucher cannot be exchanged for cash and must be within the Napier City Business Inc membership area.


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