Craft Smoothie Named Finalist for Three David Awards

Published: Mon 2 Oct 2017 09:34 AM
Craft Smoothie Named a Finalist for 3
The David Awards: Craft Smoothie Named a Finalist for 3 Awards
1 OCTOBER 2017] – The smoothie delivery service, Craft Smoothie, has been announced as a finalist in The David Awards for the categories of Most Outstanding Fledgling Business, Most Outstanding Triumph Over Adversity and The Solo Meo Award.
For the past 10 years, The David Awards have been recognising the achievements of small businesses throughout New Zealand.
Craft Smoothie is a nation-wide smoothie box delivery service, launched by former New Zealand rugby player, Riki Hoeata. Following a concussion injury which cut short his rugby playing career, Riki started Craft Smoothie in 2016 and the business has quickly grown in popularity among busy kiwis, already delivering thousands of smoothie boxes around New Zealand. Each smoothie box includes five different smoothie recipes and unique combinations of fresh produce and organic superfoods, so you can make the smoothie recipes at home. With recipe names like ‘Nashi’ll Be Right’ and ‘Go Man-go’, Craft Smoothie is more than a box of smoothie recipes and ingredients , it’s an experience product that makes healthy eating fun and easy.
“ There were several stand-out entries that captured perfectly the essence of what the David Awards are all about – small businesses punching way above their weight in the face of real adversity,” said Glenn Baker , Judge and Editor of NZBusiness. “ The judges were inspired and impressed by the stories, the passion and the stand-out results being achieved by the finalists.”
“I’m only just getting started and have a big vision for how I want to develop Craft Smoothie, so to get recognised this early on is pretty awesome. I wanted to create a service that would provide busy people with a convenient and nutritious breakfast solution, but it’s proving to achieve much more than that. Craft Smoothie is helping customers starting out on weight loss journeys, getting kids engaged in healthy eating, and educating people about wholefood nutrition. I’m proud to be supporting healthier lifestyles through convenient nutrition and giving people a reason to smile in the morning.
As a finalist across three categories, Craft Smoothie is also eligible to win the Supreme Award, which will be selected by the judges and announced on Wednesday, 4 October, 2017.
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