About the Awards 

The Horizon Energy Group Business Excellence Awards are delivered biannually by Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce

The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector and have been a highlight of Eastern Bays business calendar for over 15 years. As well as offering recognition for your organisation, the awards provide the opportunity to benchmark and gain expert advice on how you can continue to grow.

If your business is located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty region and you want a platform to showcase your success, this is the awards for you. From small businesses to large organisations the HEG Business Excellence Awards offers you the chance to gain recognition, along with media coverage, networking opportunities and chance to showcase your business. 

Any business of any size located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty area is eligible.

There is no charge to enter the business awards and if businesses need help getting organised, the Chamber can help.

The HEG Business Excellence Awards 2021 Categories are:

  • Retail, Trade & Online Business Excellence Sponsored by Hamertons Lawyers 
  • Tourism & Hospitality Excellence Sponsored by Air Chathams 
  • Māori-Owned Business Excellence Sponsored by Poutama 
  • Community, Not-for-Profit & Volunteer Excellence Sponsored by Whakatane District Council 
  • Farm, Forestry & Food Excellence Sponsored by Toi - Ohomai 
  • Manufacturing & Technology Excellence Sponsored by Eastland Generation
  •  Professionals & Service Excellence Sponsored by Disabilities Resource Centre 
  • People's Choice Award Sponsored by Nova Energy 

Sector Excellence Certificates 

  • Health and Wellbeing Award Sponsored by Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiārangi
  • Best Emerging Business Sponsored by Julians Berry Farm
  • Sustainability Award Sponsored by Trust Horizon
  • Community Contribution Sponsored by 1XX 
  • Employer of the Year Sponsored by Whakatohea Mussells

Individual Awards

  • Business Leadership Award Sponsored by Productivity People
  • Young Entrepeneur Award Sponsored by Ministry of Social Development