Finalists Revealed for Bizlink Business Awards 2013

Finalists Revealed for Bizlink Business Awards 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Twelve Hawera businesses are in award contention in this year’s Bizlink Business Awards.

More than 125 local businesses were given a ranking via a Mystery Shopper survey conducted by independent group, HOED Mystery Shopping NZ Ltd.

Every business was measured by the same standardised survey focusing on the business’s appearance, how they greeted and approached their customers, their selling skills and their ability to upsell.

The finalists include a broad mix of businesses from around Hawera and incorporated companies from retail, trade, manufacturing as well as both health and food industries.

The awards attracted close to 400 public nominated entries across four categories; Trades & Services, Retail, Hospitality and Professional.

Bizlink Hawera Co-ordinator, Rangi Coleman, was impressed with the calibre of entries;

"The scores from the Mystery shop surveys were very high and extremely close this year and showcased the quality of amazing businesses and the strength of customer service we have in our town. It’s a pity there can only one winner from each category.” says Mr Coleman.

Winners will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner on Friday, 13 September 2013. Tickets are available at the South Taranaki I-SITE, Hawera.

2013 Bizlink Business Awards – Finalists


Hawera Resene Colour Shop

Health 2000

Quirky Fox



First National Real Estate

Graphix Explosion

Westpac Hawera



Black & White Café

II Chefs

Rough Habits



Ben Thomas Panelbeating Ltd

Houghton’s Plumbing

Tommos Tyres



For more information please contact

Rangi Coleman

Bizlink Co-ordinator

(06) 278 4162