Finalists announced for the Newmarket Business Awards

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  • June 2, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Finalists announced for the Newmarket Business Awards
Image credit: Newmarket Business Association

The amount of thought that has gone into this year’s entries is astounding, Newmarket Business Association chief executive Mark Knoff-Thomas says.

“We were blown away at the quality of this year’s entries. Our panel of expert judges definitely had their work cut out for them to identify the finalists for each category.”

This year’s judging panel includes business leaders Anne Norman from Pascoes Group; Stewart Sherriff from 2Degrees; Jayne Atherton from Fairfax; Andy Hamilton from Icehouse; Michael Barnett from the Auckland Chamber of Commerce; Wynnis Armour from AWF and Armour Consulting; Ian Gibson from Auckland City BMW; Rachel Dovey from Bayleys; chef Anthony Hoy Fong; Andrew Parsons, professor and head of AUT’s Marketing, Advertising, Retail and Sales department; and Newmarket Rotary.

Dovey says Bayleys is proud to co-sponsor the awards, and acknowledged the “extraordinary people” contributing to the success of the businesses involved.

Ian Gibson, managing director of co-sponsor Auckland City BMW, says: “I am certainly privileged to be involved with the awards this year; it’s not an easy task particularly as the quality and content of the entries received are of the highest standard.”

Award winners, plus the winner of the student-led window design competition, will be announced at the awards evening at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Friday 17 June. Last year’s supreme winner was car dealership Mini Garage Auckland.

The finalists are, in alphabetical order: 

Employer of the Year Sponsored by ANZ

Burger Burger

Kathryn Wilson Footwear

Overland Footwear

Retailer of the Year (NZ only) Sponsored by Rightway

Glamour Boutique

Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear


International Retailer of the Year (NZ & overseas) Sponsored by Westfield Newmarket

I Love Ugly

Overland Footwear Company Ltd


Best Innovation of the Year Sponsored by Vector

Glamour Boutique

Les Mills Newmarket


Best Customer Experience (all sectors) Sponsored by Retain Consulting

Cali All Day Eatery

Glamour Boutique

Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear


Best Bar/ Restaurant of the Year Sponsored by Newmarket Business Association

Burger Burger

Cali All Day Eatery


Best Café of the Year Sponsored by Newmarket Business Association


Altezano Espresso

Best Ugly Bagels

Best Small/Medium Business of the Year (non-retail) Sponsored by 2degrees

101 Fitness

Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

Boyd PR

Best Medium / Large Business of the Year Sponsored by Multi-Media Systems

Les Mills Newmarket



Young Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Newmarket Rotary

Hannah Read – Glamour Boutique

Melissa Anne Smit – 101 Fitness

Mimi Gilmour – Burger Burger

Most Sustainable Business of the Year Sponsored by Auckland War Memorial Museum


Burger Burger

Overland Footwear

The Newmarket People’s Choice Award 2016

Glamour Boutique

Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear


Newmarket Supreme Winner Award 2016 Sponsored by Bayleys & Auckland City BMW

To be announced on the night

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