The Excellence in Innovation Award is a special award to recognise a Bay of Plenty business displaying outstanding innovation in exporting.
Innovation is not just inventing. It can include anything genuinely innovative; product or service, leadership, positioning or branding, marketing, sales channels, technology, creative pricing strategy or similar that is distinctly different and differentiates their business. The winner of this award will illustrate how innovative strategies and practices have contributed to exporting success.
- Entrants in the ‘Best Emerging Business’, ‘Export Achievement’ and ‘Best Medium-Large Business’ categories may also enter this award.
- Open to businesses managing their export earnings and revenue generating operations from within the catchment area of ExportNZ Bay of Plenty (see map below). The region includes Waihi to the North, Hicks Bay to the East, Taupo & Turangi to the South and east of the Kaimai Ranges.
- Companies who have won an award in this category in previous years are not eligible to enter for three years following their win, unless the innovation you are entering differs from the innovation which won your award.
- ExportNZ Bay of Plenty has sole discretion to accept or decline an entry.