2018 Finalists Announced!

17 May 2018

A diverse range of companies have been named as finalists in the 2018 Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards, sponsored by Zespri, who demonstrate the vibrancy of the export sector.

Twelve finalists have been named across four categories and represent the strong and vibrant export sector which is part of the thriving business community in the Bay of Plenty.

This year, the winners from the categories 1 to 3 automatically qualify for entry into the New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA), run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).

The collaboration between NZTE and ExportNZ will create a cohesive and exciting programme of awards for 2018, culminating in the NZIBA at the end of the year.


Finalists for 2018 Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards


1. YOU Travel  |  Best Emerging Business Award

Swiped On Ltd

BeeNZ Ltd

Vortex Group Ltd


2. Page Macrae Engineering  |  Excellence in Innovation Award

Spectrum Innovations Ltd

Genera Ltd

Swiped On Ltd

Instinct Furniture NZ Ltd


3. Beca  |  Export Achievement Award

Robbie Ramlose- Genera Ltd

Stuart Hazeldine- Sequal Lumber Ltd

Jevon Priestley- Vortex Group Ltd


4. Sharp Tudhope Lawyers  |  Best Medium to Large Business Award

Ziwi Ltd

Genera Ltd


Congratulations to all finalists. The winners of the 2018 awards will be announced plus the surprise recipient of the ExportNZ 'Service to Export' Award at a Mystery themed gala dinner on Friday, June 22 at ASB Baypark, Tauranga.

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Thanks for the support from our amazing sponsors who help bring this event to life, including Sharp Tudhope Lawyers who have supported this event since its inception 29 years ago, YOU Travel (previously United Travel) into their 23rd year, Page Macrae Engineering their 12th year and Beca into their 7th year!