Our Partners

Naming Partner  

Westpac has been providing continuous and loyal banking services to New Zealand communities for over 150 years. Westpac supports business excellence all over the country and supports a range of projects across all communities.

Print Partner  
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The Press is the largest circulating daily paper in the South Island and has been Lead Sponsor of the Champion Canterbury Business Awards since its inception in 2003.

Presenting Partner  
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The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is proud to be present The Westpac Champion Business Awards. With a team of partners, supporters and suppliers behind us we produce one of the regions largest business awards and have done so since 2003. The Chamber is a not-for-profit organisation and the largest business support agency in the South Island. The Chamber is a membership based organisation offering a range of events, training, and consultancy.
Creative Partner  
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As one of New Zealand’s leading independent agencies, Harvey Cameron offers a unique combination of the best business and creative thinking. Harvey Cameron are behind all of the design work for the Awards.

Host Partner  


Here at Vbase we manage the venues where life's great moments happen - the places where concert-goers dance and businesses celebrate; where products are launched, anniversaries are marked and feasts are enjoyed. Every day we deliver amazing experiences through venue management, event management and retail hospitality solutions across our diverse venue portfolio - Horncastle Arena, Christchurch Stadium, Air Force Museum, Christchurch Town Hall and Hagley Oval Pavilion. Vbase. Make life more eventful.

Radio Partner  

MediaWorks is New Zealand's largest independent broadcaster and reaches more than 4 million Kiwis through its TV, Radio and Digital platforms. The MediaWorks team is committed to creating and delivering great content, experiences and results for our audiences and customers. We believe in being the best in connecting, enriching and inspiring Kiwis every day.

Category Partners  
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ACC provides support to New Zealanders and its visitors when they have an accidental injury so they can get back to everyday life. ACC also works closely with businesses and across government to try and stop injuries from happening in the first place.

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Ara Institute of Canterbury’s close ties with Canterbury businesses contributes to their success and helps to grow the regional economy. Through the Business Awards, Ara is pleased to support Canterbury businesses that provide professional development for their staff and work placement support for Ara students. Ara’s links with business also contributes to programme development ensuring that Ara graduates have the skills that employers require and provides a pool of work-ready graduates for their business needs.



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Christchurch City Council are delighted to be sponsoring the Business for Good Award. We have a new vision for Christchurch as a place of opportunity for all – a place that is open to new ideas, new people and new ways of doing things. A place where anything is possible and where we work with our partners – change making enterprises and organisations taking opportunities to address social and/or environmental problems and truly make a difference in our community

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Christchurch Airport is the South Island's largest tourism business, welcoming almost 7 million passengers a year. More than 6,000 people work on the campus, so the airport is the single largest place of employment, the largest air freight centre and home to two-thirds of the rental fleet for the South Island.


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On the 3rd of November 1994, Christchurch Casino opened its doors for the first time. Having proudly become an integral part of the community in Christchurch and Canterbury over the past 25 years, the Casino continuously contributes to make Christchurch a thriving and vibrant destination for locals and visitors alike. The Casino values its relationship with the community at large and shares the same goals and objectives; a prosperous and sustainable economy. Their investment in the community, partially through the Christchurch Casino Charitable Trust, shows the Casino’s commitment to Christchurch and the region as well as supporting its employee’s wellbeing and the communities they live in.
Lyttelton is at the hub of trade and plays a vital role in the global transport network. The port prides itself on catering for a diverse range of trades and offers a full array of shipping services to exporters and importers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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Râtâ Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) is the South Island’s largest philanthropic with a fund or putea of over $500 million. It distributes $20 million each year through its funding programme across a wide range of cultural, social, environmental or community projects.
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Wynn Williams is a 20-partner law firm with a full team of 95+ lawyers and support staff. Based in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, we have a global outlook that services clients around the world.
Award Supporters  
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The principal activity of the Air New Zealand Group is the operation of domestic and international passenger transport and cargo. Air New Zealand are committed to showcasing the very best of New Zealand to the world.
Environment Canterbury is responsible for this environment, with the community’s support and in collaboration with other organisations. Industry, and the economic impact of activity within the environment, are key to the council’s decision making. We are proud to support Canterbury businesses that operate in a way that not only mitigates any negative impact on the environment, but that have a positive impact.
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ExportNZ is a division of BusinessNZ. Through our nationwide network we can provide the knowledge, information, contacts, training, support and services to help you grow your export business.


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Kordia is a leading provider of mission-critical technology and solutions. We are the only Telco in New Zealand that's dedicated solely to business and for more than 60 years have built a strong reputation in providing innovative and super-reliable broadcast, telecommunications and specialised networks to local businesses. Since acquiring Aura Information Security in 2015, Kordia has grown to become one of the largest cyber-security businesses in New Zealand, offering a range of security solutions to help protect businesses from a growing number of online threats.

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Multi-Media Systems Ltd is a family business established by Bong and Noon Wong in 1974 out of their home garage. Now a national business, Multi-Media specialises in visual projection with services that can support a myriad of events.

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand's international business development agency. We exist for one purpose - to grow business internationally, bigger, better, faster for the benefit of New Zealand. We provide customised services and support to ambitious businesses looking to go global.


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