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2001 Telecom Local Directories Te Awamutu Business Awards

Awards CeremonyThe Awards Ceremony was held at the Waipa District Council Chambers on Thursday 12th July from 7.00pm. The theme was "Reach for the Stars", recognising the strive for superior customer service. This was the fifth year of the awards and the second year that Telecom Local Directories has been the major sponsor of the event.

All businesses were judged on visual appearance, which covers all aspects of visual appeal i.e. window dressing, merchandising display and staff appearance. The main focus of the judging process was customer service. Judges observed that the majority of businesses demonstrated high levels of service. A number of businesses received very positive comments on their judging forms. The Customer Choice section, sponsored by TrustPower, was well supported by the public with a number of entries received at Post Shop Te Awamutu.

Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce President, Simon Brdanovic says that the Chamber of Commerce is appreciative of the support offered by the sponsors, in particular Telecom Local Directories as principal sponsor and TrustPower as the secondary sponsor.

Telecom Directories Limited Communications Manager Jo Fuller said the company was pleased to support the Awards again this year. "These Awards play an important role in recognising business excellence in the community. Through the Awards it is possible to celebrate the many successful businesses of Te Awamutu and their contribution to the area," she said.


Results Table
(Representatives from left to right,
winners shown in bold type.)
Photos by Dean Taylor
Best Small Business
  • Beamish Gemtime Jewellers
  • Te Awamutu Funeral Services Ltd
  • Mervyn Gyde & Associates
Best Small Business Finalists

Best Medium Business

  • Century 21
  • Edmonds Judd Lawyers
  • Te Awamutu Pharmacy
Best Medium Business Finalists

Best Large Business

  • Peter Glidden Honda
  • VE Veterinary Services
  • The Veterinary Centre
Best Large Business Finalists

Best Professional Service

  • Te Awamutu Visitor Information Centre
  • Mervyn Gyde & Associates
  • The Veterinary Centre
Best Professional Service Finalists

Best Customer Service

  • Mervyn Gyde & Associates
  • Martins Homelectrics Ltd
  • The Veterinary Centre
Best Customer Service Finalists

Best Visual Presentation - Retail

  • Furniture & Carpet Court
  • Alexandras
  • The Bloom Room
Best Visual Presentation (Retail) Finalists

Best Visual Presentation - Commercial

  • Te Awamutu Visitor Information Centre
  • Te Awamutu Funeral Services Ltd
  • Te Awamutu Museum
Best Visual Presentation (Commercial) Finalists

Customer's Choice

  • Ace Lawnmowers
  • New Zealand Post
  • Salvadors
Customers Choice Finalists

The Team From Mervyn Gyde & AssociatesBest Business of the Year

Mervyn Gyde & Associates