Strong Interest in Business Awards

This year's Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards are attracting strong interest, according to organisers, Business Kapiti Horowhenua. With entries closing this Friday (8 June), it still remains to be seen how many of those showing interest will convert into formal entries, but Event Manager, Kirsten Kilmister, is hopeful that the number will equal those of recent years. 

To assist interested businesses, there were briefing sessions in Levin and Paraparaumu, followed, for the first time, by a half-day workshop.   These provided an opportunity for past winners, advisers and assessors to provide tips on entering. People who attended have said that they now have a better understanding of what makes an excellent business and useful insights into what assessors will be looking for.   They also enjoyed discussions with other entrants. 

On behalf of the organisers, business adviser, Jeff Smith, has been assisting individual entrants to complete their applications. A list of the accepted entrants will be published in the Kapiti Observer, Horowhenua Mail, on Beach FM and on the awards website from the 18th of June. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 12th October.