• Finalists announced in Napier CBD Star Awards 2023

Finalists announced in Napier CBD Star Awards 2023

A cross-section of businesses have been announced as finalists for the 2023 Spark Business Hawke's Bay Napier CBD Star Awards.

This year's awards ceremony, hosted by Napier City Business Inc (NCBI), will take place next Wednesday, 15 November 2023.

NCBI General Manager Pip Thompson says: “It’s the first time in three years that we’ve been able to come together in person for this event. It’s going to be a fantastic night that puts the spotlight on the remarkable and resilient Napier CBD business community.”

“Hats off to all the finalists! What an amazing accomplishment. This year's nominations and voting has seen terrific participation, with a wonderful mix of fresh entrants and familiar contenders.”

Thompson says the finalists have been selected across nine categories, representing the excellence, innovation, and community spirit that make our city shine brightly.

“The winners will be revealed at the awards night, and the competition is fierce as these incredible businesses go head-to-head for the coveted titles.”

Thompson as thanked the award sponsors, who have been the driving force behind this event.

“A special thanks to 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 category finalists for 2023 are:

People's Choice Star

K & K Fashions
Cuteney Cakes
Cool Toys

Digital Star

Cuteney Cakes
Flo & Frankie
Pinot Picasso

New Business Star

Flo & Frankie
Rosie O'Grady’s
Sen Spa
Flossies Urban Eatery
Treehouse Foods

Community Spirit Star

Market ST
Hapi & Chantal Organic Shop
Hunger Monger/Vinci/Rasoi

Team Star

Spex Eyewear
Market ST
Hapi & Chantal Organic Shop
Vinci’s Pizza

Hospitality Star

That Sandwich Place
Teresa Cocktail Bar
Market ST
Albion Canteen

Customer Service Star

Mane Tamers
Spex Eyewear
Teresa Cocktail Bar

Business Services Star

Media Mint
Benson Property Ltd
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