Earlier this week, we announced the Finalists for the Westpac Choose Manawatū Business Awards, after a record number of entries were received across the seven reinvigorated categories for 2020.
The Awards, which recognise resilience, innovation and success across several categories, saw an almost 80% increase in entries overall, compared to the 2018 awards.
We are proud of the outstanding response of our Manawatū business community. The high calibre of entries received have affirmed our belief that businesses in Manawatū are incredibly creative and resilient and have shown real strength, in spite of the challenges of the past year.
The three finalists for each category were selected by a panel of independent judges, and scored against predetermined criteria. Today, each finalist presented directly to the judges, with the winners to be announced at the Awards Evening on Friday 4th December.