Thirteen finalists have been announced in this year's BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards, with an unprecedented number from Rotorua and the Eastern Bay.
Five of the thirteen finalists are from outside the Tauranga and Western Bay region.
The finalists are:
United Travel Business ‘Emerging Exporter of the Year’ Award Finalists
Ballance Agri-Nutrients (Tauranga)
Surtees Boats (Whakatane)
Page Macrae Engineering ‘Innovation in Export’ Award Finalists
LeftBrain Group (Tauranga)
The Tree Lab (Rotorua)
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic ‘Export Achievement’ Award Finalists
Bruce Ennis, Cargo Handling Equipment Manager – Page Macrae Engineering (Tauranga)
Chris Winslade, VP Sales and Marketing – Bluelab Corporation (Tauranga)
Kylie van Heerden, Partner – Sharp Tudhope Lawyer’s (Tauranga)
Comvita Compliance Team – Comvita New Zealand (Paengaroa)
ZESPRI International ‘Service to Export’ Award
There are no finalists, just one very surprised and deserving winner on the night.
Sharp Tudhope Lawyer’s: ‘Exporter of the Year’ Award Finalists
Doherty Engineered Attachments (Tauranga)
Page Macrae Engineering (Tauranga)
Waiariki Institute of Technology (Rotorua)
The awards take place on June 28 at ASB Baypark Function Centre, with the theme fairy tales, once upon an exporter.
Tickets are still available here.