2020 Campaign

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(Still) Celebrating Canterbury Business Champions


In the last few months, the Waitaha Canterbury business community has demonstrated, once again, agility and speed in responding to an unprecedented situation. Along with other organisations across the region, nation and world have all had to – very quickly – review and re-think how we conduct business.

This meant that we needed to go back to the drawing board with regards to one of our – and our business community’s – key events of the year, the Westpac Champion Business Awards, at a time when championing our local businesses has never been so important.

That’s why Westpac and The Chamber are so excited to bring you our new Canterbury Business Champions campaign – a digital platform to enable all of us to collectively celebrate our business champions and share the stories that make this region such an amazing place to do business.

This might be another business that has shown the nimbleness Canterbury businesses are known for and innovated to make the most of a market opportunity.

Or it might be your own organisation, that has gone over and above to care for the wellbeing of your people over the last few months.

It might even be a shout-out to your local barista who greets you every morning with a smile, or a shop assistant who found and returned your child’s favourite toy.

There are no limits on how many stories you share, or when your story took place. There are also no awards as such – but we do have a sweetener for you! If you share a story, you will go in the draw to win one of three advertising vouchers worth $5,000 each from Mediaworks and The Press or one of three $1,000 Air New Zealand travel vouchers.

From great feats to small tokens – whatever you think makes a champion – we want to hear from you.

We are thrilled that so many of our valued Awards partners have joined with us to bring you this campaign. Thanks to Lead Partner Westpac; Creative Partner Harvey Cameron Group; Radio Partner Mediaworks; and Print Partner The Press. Thanks also to Campaign Partners Christchurch City Council, ChristchurchNZ, and Lyttelton Port Company; and Campaign Supporters Kordia PLC, Christchurch Casino, and Export New Zealand Canterbury.

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 57 Kilmore Street
Christchurch 8013
PO Box 359
Christchurch 8140

(03) 353 4160 info@championcanterbury.org.nz