Strong field of finalists emerges in David Awards

Published: Thu 16 Sep 2021 11:16 AM
Strong field of finalists emerges despite roller-coaster business environment
The Judges say the fact the David Awards has the largest-ever number of finalists in several categories this year is testament to the indomitable entrepreneurial spirit of the small businesses which entered, and the significant increase in not only the number, but quality, of entries.
“This year’s entries represent an extremely diverse range of business sectors across many product and service categories,” says long-time Judge, Glenn Baker. “The one common thread has been the business owner’s desire to seize an opportunity and run with it. This is despite the odds and the somewhat rollercoaster business environment that everyone faced through the various Covid lockdowns.”
Entry numbers are 40% up on the best-ever year, says Founder Heather Douglas. “That excludes the People’s Choice entry, which is voted rather than judged, where the response has been even greater, with the numbers almost doubling from our previous record.”
“The pandemic can wreak havoc all it wants,” says Baker, “but these businesses will not be stopped!”
Started in 2008, The David Awards recognise the unsung heroes in home and small business – the Kiwi Davids taking on the Goliaths of the New Zealand business landscape.
Winners of The David Awards 2021 will be announced on at 11 a.m. on 14 October.
Prizes Include a weekend luxury getaway for two for the Supreme Winner.Finalists for 2021 are:The Most Outstanding Fledgling Business
Lucid Beauty
Nine Yards Consulting
Resolve Pay
Secret Kiwi Kitchen
Straw the Line NZThe Most Outstanding Established Business
Freerange Works
Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe
Hybrid Bikes
Stone Arrow
WaltersPRThe Most Outstanding Triumph over Adversity
Charity Tea
Draper Cormack GroupThe Most Innovative Business
Stone ArrowThe Most Inspired Use of Marketing
Deputy Donuts
Lucid Beauty
Nine Yards Consulting
RiRa Events
Secret Kiwi Kitchen
Vu JewellersThe Most Outstanding Social Impact
Connect Chiropractic
Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe
Go to Girl
Sense Data
She Moves Fitness CollectiveSolo Meo Award
AwesoME Inc
Lauren Parsons Wellbeing
Nine Yards Consulting
Tradie HR
Voting for the People's Choice Award closes 5 p.m. 30 September.
Join us at on 14 October at 11 am for a video announcement of the Category Winners and Supreme Winner of The David Awards 2021.

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