At the annual Newmarket Business Awards, apparel boutique Superette took home the New Zealand Retailer of the Year award, while the International Retailer of the Year award went to first time entrant Glassons Newmarket. Retailers also crossed over into a few general categories.
Newmarket Business Association chief executive Mark Knoff-Thomas says it’s a great feeling being able to recognise and acknowledge businesses in the precinct that are thriving. Around 18 percent of Newmarket’s 1900 businesses are retail.
“Every year these awards provide us with the opportunity to celebrate the best in Newmarket business and reflect on some of the amazing things we have on offer. 2018 was our biggest year yet with just under 100 entries and over 390 attendees who celebrated in typical Newmarket style.”
Gates Eyewear picked up Best Customer experience, while a retailer launched in 2017, the Wine Cave, was awarded Best Innovation of the Year. Lush Cosmetics was awarded Most Sustainable Business of the Year.
Apparel retailer Glamour Boutique won the People’s Choice award for the third year in a row.
Above: The Glamour Boutique team.
The complete list of winners is:
Best Café of the Year – sponsored by Newmarket Business Association: L’affare Melrose
Best Bar/ Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by ParkMate: Palazzo Italia
Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Hayes Knight: Superette
International Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Westfield Newmarket: Glassons Newmarket
Best Innovation of the Year – sponsored by Vector: Wine Cave New Zealand
Employer of the Year – sponsored by ANZ: Alpha Recruitment
Best Customer Experience – sponsored by Recognise & Reward: Gates Eyewear
Best Small/ Medium Business of the Year – sponsored by 2degrees: Tech Futures Lab
Best Medium/ Large Business of the Year – sponsored by Multi-Media Systems: Chinese New Zealand Herald
Young Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Rotary Newmarket: Alisha Tomlinson – Nuffield Street Café, Bar & Bistro
Best Use of Social Media – sponsored by ellen&company: Burger Burger
Most Sustainable Business of the Year – sponsored by Chow: Hill Architects Limited: LUSH Cosmetics
Newmarket People’s Choice Award 2018: Glamour Boutique
Newmarket Supreme Winner Award for 2018: Alpha Recruitment