Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery took out the top award of Overall Business of the Year at the 2019 Great Lake Taupō Business Awards.
The biennial awards took place at Wairakei Resort on Friday and saw businesses in the Taupo region vying for business excellence awards in nine different categories.
Earlier in the evening Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery had won the Zest Brokers Excellence in Business – Medium Business Award and were Highly Commended in the Enterprise Great Lake Taupō Excellence in Innovation category. To then be awarded the supreme award is recognition of their overall business excellence. The Taupō based company specialises in building and renovating mid to high end properties, passive and energy efficient homes, and creating custom made furniture and fittings. Judges commented that owner Ian Chamberlain is passionate about improving the building industry and plays a leadership role in this regard both locally and nationally.
Other big winners on the night included Anamata CAFE who won the Wairakei Resort Excellence In Leadership Award and were Highly commended in the Legend Excellence In Business – Not For Profit Business; and Huka Falls River Cruise who scooped a win in the Quality Print Excellence In Environmental Sustainability as well as being Highly Commended for the More FM Excellence In Community Contribution award.
The entrants were judged by both business academics and industry experts from Hamilton and Tauranga and were scored on written entries, site visits and a mystery shop. A sell-out crowd of 350 businesspeople and supporters were on hand to celebrate the achievements and successes of all the finalists and the winners on the night.
The 2019 Great Lake Taupō Business Awards Recipients are:
HOUSE OF TRAVEL TAUPŌ EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS – EMERGING BUSINESS
Highly Commended – Catch 22
Winner – Mancraft Barbers
VINE EATERY & BAR EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS – SMALL BUSINESS
Highly Commended – Pure LED
Winner – Hear Better Audiology
ZEST BROKERS EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS – MEDIUM BUSINESS
Highly Commended – Baked With Love
Winner – Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery
STRETTONS EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS – LARGE BUSINESS
Highly Commended – DB Consulting Engineers
Winner – Morrell Motors
LEGEND EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS – NOT FOR PROFIT BUSINESS
Highly Commended – Anamata CAFE
Winner – Lake Taupo Hospice
ENTERPRISE GREAT LAKE TAUPŌ – EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION
Highly Commended – Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery
Winner – Formula Challenge Racing & Taupo Karts
QUALITY PRINT EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Highly Commended – Tongariro National Trout Centre
Winner – Huka Falls River Cruise
MORE FM EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION
Highly Commended – Huka Falls River Cruise
Winner – Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
WAIRAKEI RESORT EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
Highly Commended – Build Taupo
Winner – Anamata CAFE
BNZ OVERALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery