20 October 2023

The anticipation is mounting as the finalists for the Datacom Hawke's Bay Business Awards 2023 have been revealed, showcasing the remarkable achievements of local businesses. The awards, organised by the Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce, celebrate excellence, innovation, and resilience in the region's thriving business community.

After rigorous deliberation and a robust application and judging process, the panel of esteemed judges have selected the finalists in various categories that represent the diverse landscape of businesses in Hawke's Bay.

The finalists for the Datacom Hawke's Bay Business Awards 2023 are:

Excellence in Sustainability
Sponsored by Hawke's Bay Regional Council
• Hapi
• Ignite Youth Employment Services
• Your Decal Shop

Outstanding Social Impact
Sponsored by The Breeze Hawke's Bay 97.5FM
• Hapi
• Ignite Youth Employment Services
• Topline Contracting Limited

Best Emerging Business
Sponsored by Hastings District Council
• Artifex Engineering
• Kahu Scaffolding Ltd - Hawke's Bay
• Mates4Life

Excellence in Innovation
Sponsored by EIT Hawke's Bay Te Pūkenga
• Cape South - Country Escape & Wellness Retreat
• Hawkes Bay Autoglass
• Wayfinder

Resilient Business
Sponsored by Unison
• Ecko
• Golflands
• The Puketapu
• Tākaro Trails Cycle Tours Hawke's Bay

Ultimate Visitor Experience
Sponsored by Napier City Council - Te Kaunihera o Ahuriri
• Hygge at Clifton Bay
• OBriasco Bridal Boutique
• Tākaro Trails Cycle Tours Hawke's Bay


The winners in these categories will be unveiled at the Datacom Hawke's Bay Business Awards Dinner, set to take place on November 17, 2023 at the Napier War Memorial. At the event, we will also announce the Supreme Winner chosen from the category winners and we will announce the Leader of the Year sponsored by 2degrees.

Our judges have worked tirelessly to ensure a fair and rigorous selection process, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to them.

We also want to thank all the businesses that submitted their applications. Your dedication to excellence and innovation is what makes our region's business community thrive.

Mark your calendars for November 17, 2023, and get ready to applaud our local business stars. The Datacom Hawke's Bay Business Awards Dinner promises to be a night of celebration and inspiration, honouring the businesses that make our region shine.

Visit hbbusinessawards.nz to learn more about the Awards.