2019 Electra Business Awards Entry

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Are you the 2019 Business of the Year? Here’s how you find out:

  1. Secure your spot by paying your entry fee here
  2. Download the Entrants Guide and complete the Entry Form that is emailed to you
  3. Submit your entry by 5pm 7th June 2019

Need help or advice? All entrants are welcomed to attend a free workshop to ensure you put your best business case forward. A link to the workshop registration is included in the Entrants email that you will receive after step 1 above.

Still not sure about entering? Get in touch with Helene Judge who supports businesses through the entry process: entries@bkh.org.nz


The excellence awards are firmly based on the international Business Excellence model the Baldrige framework, and entrants undergo robust assessing and judging processes against set criteria designed to be useful for kiwi SMEs.


Any business/organisation with an office in Kapiti and/or Horowhenua can enter the awards.


You complete an entry form covering all 7 business excellence category areas:

  1. Leadership
  2. Strategy & Planning
  3. Customer & Market Focus
  4. Information, Knowledge & Performance Improvement
  5. Workforce Focus
  6. Operations: Business Systems and Process Management
  7. Business Results.

You compete against other businesses in your size group to win one of these awards:

  • Owner Operator Excellence Award
  • Small Business Excellence Award
  • Medium/Large Excellence Award

You can also enter up to 2 Achievement Awards

  • Health & Safety
  • Emerging Business
  • New Thinking
  • It's Great to be Here
  • Employer of Choice
  • Give Where You Live


It's impossible to put a value on being an entrant but at the very least, each business receives professional advice with a real commercial value of at least $4,500 and creates many opportunities for you to:

  • Step back and review what you do
  • Make the necessary improvements
  • Create recognition for your business
  • Publicly celebrate your success

Once you register you will receive a confirmation email which will include a link to the entry form and online

You will have until 5pm 7th June to complete and submit your entry

We will support you along the way:

  • Our Entry Coordinator Helene Judge of Kapiti Business Projects is available to assist you with your application. She can be reached on entries@bkh.org.nz or 027 244 9585.

So go ahead, register and be one of only 30 businesses who go through the programme this year.


We are also giving you the opportunity to enter the Customer Choice Awards at the same time - saving $149. These awards rely entirely on public voting so there is no assessment process for these.

Good luck with your entry. You may be the next Business of the Year!

Kenakena School - 2018 Business of the Year

Photo: Kenakena School - 2018 Electra Business of the Year

The Awards are organised by Business Kapiti Horowhenua Incorporated (BKH)
Thanks to our key partners: Electra, Kapiti Coast District Council & Horowhenua District Council

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