The finalists for the annual Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards have been announced.
The awards are dedicated to showcasing exporters from our region and their people who are creating their own beats.
Into its 27th year, the awards recognise ‘the innovative, the brave and the successful'. They acknowledge those companies that have helped grow and transform New Zealand and local economies with exceptional export success.
They bring the local export community together to inspire one another and they provide a snapshot of amazing local export stories that might otherwise go unnoticed.
2017 Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards Finalists:
YOU Travel Emerging Exporter of the Year Award
George and Willy
Roholm (the company behind the Inverse Hair Conditioning System)
Page Macrae Engineering Innovation in Export Award
Beca Export Achievement Award
Felipe Aguilera - Oasis Engineering
Hyun Taek Yang - Tauranga Korean Times (a NZ recognised agency working with Education Tauranga)
Robin Piggott - Dominion Salt
Sharp Tudhope Lawyers Exporter of the Year Award
The winners of the 2017 awards will be announced, plus the surprise recipient of the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise 'Service to Export' Award, at a Rio Carnival themed extravaganza dinner on Friday, June 23 at ASB Arena, Tauranga.