Napier CBD Star Awards celebrate local business success
The Napier CBD business community gathered at the MTG tonight to celebrate the annual Napier CBD Star Awards.
The awards are hosted by Napier City Business Inc (NCBI), with major sponsor Spark Business Hawke’s Bay.
Market ST took out the prestigious Supreme Award, with judges commending them for their “community-minded approach and exceptional hosting skills”, saying they are a “destination that represents supremacy in Napier City”.
In a media release tonight, NCBI said Market ST’s “pursuit of excellence, demonstrated through dedication, commitment, and collaboration, makes them the total package and leaders in their field”.
The finalists were judged by a panel of business owners and industry experts and were scored on written entries, and site visits where they each had to pitch their business.
A crowd of business owners, workers and supporters were on hand to celebrate the achievements and successes of all the finalists and the winners on the night.
Runner up Hapi-Ora Limited was celebrated for their meaningful community initiatives, and strong work ethic, embodying a community-minded spirit that inspires and engages many.
Napier City Business Inc (NCBI) General Manager Pip Thompson reflected on the successful night.
"Tonight was an amazing celebration of business in the heart of our special city. It's truly encouraging to see the perseverance and commitment of these local businesses, especially after such a tough few years. A massive congratulations to all the winners and finalists.”
“A special thanks to the sponsors of this event: Mark Evans of Bayleys Commercial, Wallace Development Company Ltd, Te Pukenga EIT, Fitbooks Accounting Ltd, Social Smarty, Napier City Council, The Hits Hawke’s Bay, NCBI, and our cornerstone sponsor, Spark Business Hawke’s Bay.”
The 2023 Napier CBD Star Awards winners are:
Supreme Star: Market ST
Supreme runner-up: Hapi-Ora Limited
People's Choice Star: Cool Toys
Digital Star: Cuteney Cakes
New Business Star: Treehouse Foods NZ
Community Spirit Star: - Hapi-Ora Limited
Team Star: Market ST
Hospitality Star: Teresa Cocktail Bar
Customer Service Star: Hallenstein Brothers
Business Services Star: The Team - Finance, Insurance & Property