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Proudly presenting the winners& finalists from the Gold Class of 2023...

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Pictured above the team from Upper Hutt's world class sport facility - NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport  - 2023 supreme Gold Awards winner.   

From left Toni McGregor-Tout, Malcolm Gillies, Jamie Tout, Belinda Wotton, Grant Robertson - MP, Sheena Norman & Kevin Melville.
Photos from 2023 Gold Awards evening here...

The 2023 Gold Awards winners were announced at the Embassy Theatre on Wednesday 23rd August with over 600 people in attendance, including Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson who announced the overall supreme sward winner - Upper Hutt's world class  sports facility NZ Campus of Sport and Innovation.


The Gold Awards were also celebrating their 25th year as the Wellington Region’s Premier Business Awards, having started in 1999, with over 1,200 Wellington businesses having participated as Finalists over these past 25 years.


“The Awards this year attracted record entries across the 11 Categories with 52 organisations represented as finalists in 2023 and all were recognised, acknowledged and celebrated at the Awards night, held at the Iconic Embassy Theatre in Wellington City” said John Dow, the Gold Awards Director......


“The business community has certainly had a lot of challenges over the past few years, with the COVID pandemic, loss of Tourists and International students, a general recession, significant cost increases, and inflation running high creating a very hostile environment for many businesses.” 

“The Gold Awards were therefore an opportunity to connect, profile and celebrate the resilience, flexibility and achievements of our local business people, their teams, organisations and stakeholders, and to appreciate the important place business has in our community as the creators of jobs, export earnings and as major contributors to New Zealand’s overall taxes that pay for education, health, welfare etc.” 

CREATIVE GOLD 
in association with DINOSAUR POLO CLUB
~ film, media & creative content

 

2023 WINNER

BEYOND STUDIO  makers of VR games and virtual worlds 
 

2023 FINALISTS
CONTEMPORARY KOROWAI DESIGNS  a modern approach to tradition 
CREATURE  leading creative brand agency 
PS/ DIGITAL  specialist creative digital agency 
PSYCHOACTIVE STUDIOS  interactive web specialists 

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EMERGING GOLD - PRODUCTS 
in association with Hnry 
~ 10 or fewer full time employees

2023 WINNER

DIGNITY NZ   a period care brand 
 

2023 FINALISTS

ANGEL DELIVERY  food is the language of love 
LAW HAWK   legal process automators 
MOTHERS RUINED GIN  small batch gin distillery 
VIVA LA VULVA  changing the post partum game 
WE LOVE LOCAL  providing the finest artisanal products 

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EMERGING  GOLD - SERVICES  
in association with Duncan Cotterill
~ 10 or fewer full time employees

 

2023 WINNER

NZ CAMPUS OF INNOVATION & SPORT creating a massive buzz across New Zealand

 

2023 FINALISTS

ARETE RETREAT off grid retreat for corporates 
BREWTOWN FARMERS MARKET  a key part of the vibrant local community 
DISASTER PREPARE  quality earthquake safety services  
TALENT ARMY  a leading tech company partner 

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GLOBAL GOLD
in association with ANZ
~ exporters 

2023 WINNER
KAYNEMAILE creators of world leading architectural mesh


2023 FINALISTS

PALLISER WINES  vineyard, winery and cellar door operation
RAYGUN  providing code developers with x -ray vision 

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INNOVATION GOLD 
in association with PLUS 64 CONNECT 
~ recent R&D projects

2023 WINNER

HEAD MRI by PAIHAU – ROBINSON RESEARCH  a helmet like MRI brain scanner 

2023 FINALISTS

PROOF OF CONCEPT by FLEXI HOUSE   redefining the way we build houses  
JNCTN  revolutionising digital identity 
PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE @ NZCIS  a world class sports resource 
STREETDOG by FTN MOTION  transforming urban mobility 

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SUPPORTING GOLD 
in association with CATALIST
~ professional services and infrastructure

 

2023 WINNER

REASON GROUP  full service digital marketing agency 

 

2023 FINALISTS

ARMILLARY  offering a powerful guide for growth businesses  
BPM  rapidly growing project management team
CAMERON HARRISON BUTCHERY & DELICATESSEN  premium quality meat and deli products 
QUANTUM SECURITY SERVICES  specialist cyber security firm 

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TECHNOLOGY GOLD 
in association with PwC 
~ hi-tech creators

2023 WINNER

ARLO SOFTWARE  complete system for training providers 

 

2023 FINALISTS
GLOBAL SEISMIC DATA  structural health monitoring system.
MEDICLY  healthcare data exchange providers 
UPSTOCK digital marketplace for food & beverage 

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VIBRANT GOLD  
in association with SKAL WELLINGTON

~ events & hospitality
 

2023 WINNER

NZ ART SHOW  showcasing affordable and accessible art 
 

2023 FINALISTS

FEATHERSTON BOOKTOWN  books, storytelling and great ideas  

MILKY-WAY.KIWI  creating a stargate to the Universe 
NZ FRINGE FESTIVAL  a safe and inspiring place for artists 
SKY STADIUM  a premier multi-purpose venue  
WAIRARAPA WINES HARVEST FESTIVAL  a celebration of wine and food 

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BEST PRACTICE AWARDS
 

ACC WORKPLACE SAFETY GOLD 
~ workplace safety practices
 

2023 WINNER

MILLS ALBERT  providing civil construction services 

2023 FINALISTS

KTM SILVICULTURE working in the plantation forestry industry  
NZ TUBE MILLS   stainless and carbon steel tubing manufacturers 

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GREEN GOLD 
in association with BLUESTAR

~ sustainability programmes & products

2023 WINNER

GARAGE PROJECT  New Zealand’s largest independent brewery 

 

2023 FINALISTS

SOLID shaking up the oral care sector

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE @ VUW  leading the way in sustainable construction disciplines 
SUMMIT BUILDING WASH TECHNOLOGIES  cutting edge cleaning equipment  
THE CAPITAL KIWI PROJECT  restoring lots of wild kiwis to our city 
WONKY BOX saving odd-looking fruit and vegetables 

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TEAM GOLD  
in association with NEW ZEALAND PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION
~ great HR and wellness programmes. 

 

2023 WINNER

TU ORA COMPASS HEALTH  a large primary health care service

2023 FINALISTS

CREATIVE CAPITAL ARTS TRUST enhancing our cultural identity  
JUKEN NZ  forestry from tree seeds to finished products
MASTER PLUMBERS GASFITTERS & DRAINLAYERS  providing an industry leadership voice  
REASON GROUP  an effective extension of their client’s teams 

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