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Upper Hutt Leader : August 3rd 2011
20 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 3, 2011 3839227AA WEDNESDAY 10TH AUGUST -- AT SILVERSTREAM RETREAT 2011 Business Excellence Awards 3839218AF 2011 Business Excellence Awards BEST PERSONAL BUSINESS Retailer of the year Best Restaurant / Cafe BEST PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS/ SERVICE Sponsored By: Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre BEST TRADE Sponsored By: Central Community Newspapers On Line www.upperhuttleader.co.nz BEST EDUCATION BUSINESS Sponsored By: Upper Hutt Cossie Club EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR and EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR All Sponsored by Upper Hutt City Council STEVE SLICKER of BEST BARS/ CLUBS & PUBS Sponsored By: Metro Productions Ltd SUPREME PRIZE Sponsored by: All Sponsored by Experience Upper Hutt Cossie Club proves winner Best employer for 2009: And the winner is . . . the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club. From left are city council chief executive Max Pedersen (the council sponsored the award), club president Don MacDonald, manager Dean Candy, administration manager Dianne McKeller and operations manager Graeme Jarvis. Photo: ROSEMARY McLENNAN The Upper Hutt Business Excellence Awards have established an opportunity to recognise enterprise and excellence in business in our city. Many businesses perform well in the city but the awards enable the wider community to appreciate and value their contribution. The opportunity to generate feelings of identity, pride and success make the event a highlight of the business year. The Upper Hutt City Council has been a partner with the project since it started. The importance of employment within the city for our residents made it a natural fit for the Upper Hutt City Council to sponsor the employer of the year category. At most business awards when businesses receive their award there is an immediate recognition of their staff. A healthy relationship among owners, management and staff signals that an enterprise is operating as a good employer. At the last awards the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club was a winner, with acknowledgment for its emphasis on recruitment, training, development and customer service. Awards on move Next week's Upper Hutt Business Excellence Awards have been moved to a larger venue because of ticket sales. Traditionally at Expressions, this year organisers Experience Upper Hutt chose the smaller Silverstream Retreat because they expected a more conservative turnout. But two weeks ago tickets sold out and bookings were still coming in for the August 10 event. Experience Upper Hutt director Hellen Swales says the response from the business community for tickets was ''amazing'' and a rethink was needed so no-one would be disappointed. Silverstream Retreat will still cater for the event. ''We are thankful that Expressions was available for us to move the event there. Expressions has been the host venue for the previous years' awards and I know we will host yet another enjoyable evening of celebration to share with businesses' colleagues, families and friends when we acknowledge our winners for 2011,'' she says. ''Experience Upper Hutt would like to thank the public for their nominations for the business awards, 128 in total. What a wonderful way to show your appreciation and say thank you. It is not often a business hears the praise for a job well done. ''For the business sector, thank you for supporting this event by wanting to share this event with your staff, family and friends. It is the one night the city comes together to celebrate excellence in our community. ''These awards are a way of acknowledging and thanking those business and individuals that have made a difference to our community. This evening was only made possible by the wonderful support of all our sponsors. They recognise the importance of acknowledging achievements that drive our economy, and our community to be a vibrant and prosperous place where businesses can flourish.'' Tickets sales from Expressions, 836 Fergusson Dr. Cost $65 a head.
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