Advice for Business Award entrants

We’ve got three pieces of advice and encouragement for anyone looking to submit entries for The Grand Business South Awards 2022.

And, you now have a little longer to get those entries in! The closing date has been extended until Friday 2 September, in acknowledgement that a large number of Southern businesses are currently under pressure with staff shortages and sickness.

Here are our three tips:

1. Register your interest now

Let us know if you are planning to apply but haven’t started or completed your application yet.

 Get in touch to tell us you’re definitely going to complete yours – that way we know to keep you on our radar and can follow up with you if needed.

2. Ask for help if you need it

If you're thinking about entering, but you’re stuck or you don't know where to start, reach out so we can actively support you!

3. Celebrate your business

The Awards are about sharing your good news. It’s been a hard two years and successes are worth celebrating! The Awards provide recognition and motivation for your team and, if you’re a finalist, you’ll receive regional and national exposure you can leverage.

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Entering The Grand Business South Awards

The Awards, held every two years, recognise business excellence across the Business South region, and provide a great opportunity to consider and acknowledge the achievements of your organisation and your team.

Any Southern business can enter the Awards – they do not need to be a member of Business South. Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 2 September.

Finalists will be announced in October, and winners will be revealed at the glittering black tie gala dinner on Friday 18 November at the Dunedin Town Hall.

Read our Entry Guide

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Business South would like to thank the other generous sponsors of The Grand Business South Awards: The Grand, Anderson Lloyd, Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence, Clutha Development, Craigs Investment Partners, Enterprise Dunedin, Findex, Grow Dunedin Partnership, Otago Daily Times, Otago Community Trust, Dunedin City Council, University of Otago Business School, Otago Polytechnic, NZME, Forsyth Barr, Strawberry Sound, DKCM, and Allied Productions.