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2002 Business Awards

The 2002 Telecom Local Directories Waipa District Business Awards were held this evening at the Waikato Trust Events Centre. For the first time Te Awamutu and Cambridge Chambers of Commerce combined their respective award ceremonies, making for a grand event.

The evening's big winners were Te Awamutu accountancy firm Kelly & Bryant, taking out three category titles and the overall "Business of the Year" award.


Finalists and Winners in Each Category (Te Awamutu)

Best Small Business

  • Gyde Wansborne (Winner)
  • Paterson Burn Optometrists
  • Blue Ribbon Realty Ltd

Best Medium Business

  • Bruce Spurdle 1st National
  • Gisler Architects (Winner)
  • Mardy's Gym

Best Large Business

  • Honey NZ
  • Kelly & Bryant (Winner)
  • Edmunds Judd

Best Non-Retail Business

  • Rhapsody Furniture Ltd
  • Gisler Architects (Joint Winner)
  • Honey NZ (Joint Winner)
  • Gyde Wansborne

Best Visual Presentation (Non-Retail)

  • Bruce Spurdle 1st National
  • Rhapsody Furniture Ltd
  • Kelly & Bryant (Joint Winner)
  • Gisler Architects (Joint Winner)

Best Visual Presentation (Retail)

  • Paterson Burn Optometrists (Winner)
  • Team 7 Creative Hairwork & Urban Spa
  • Mobil Te Awamutu

Best Customer Service

  • Brown Pennell
  • Honey NZ (Joint Winner)
  • Kelly & Bryant (Joint Winner)
  • Mardy's Gym

Customer's Choice

  • Martin's Homelectrics
  • Salvadors (Joint Winner)
  • Ace Lawnmowers

Best Innovation

  • Wavelength Media
  • Te Awamutu Visitor Information Centre (Winner)
  • Murray Gallery

Note: This category covers the entire Waipa District.