Naming Sponsor


Westpac is proud to sponsor the 2018 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards and continue the tradition of recognising and rewarding fantastic local businesses.
At Westpac we’re all about helping our customers succeed financially in order to grow a better New Zealand.The businesses these Awards celebrate are the ones leading the way in technology, innovation and quality. It’s these businesses that are inspiring their communities and the country to grow. Good luck to all the businesses entering the awards.

Key Sponsors


Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA)

CEDA is proud to facilitate the Westpac Manawatu Business Awards on behalf of the business community. We receive significant support from a wide range of sponsors to bring together this celebration of business excellence in the region.

Massey University

New Zealand Media and Entertainment

We’re delighted to be involved with the 2018 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards.

As a key sponsor, The Hits has contributed to the success of the whole process before, and we welcome and thank them for contributing to 2018.


Go Media is born and bred in Palmy and proud to call the Manawatu home.  We are proud to be supporting business excellence in the Manawatu at this year’s Westpac Manawatu Business Awards.

Go Media is the largest independent outdoor media provider in New Zealand. We are a progressive media supplier for agencies and direct clients seeking outdoor media solutions within New Zealand. Our mission is to deliver exceptional, highly personalised media solutions to our clients, ensuring they receive premium brand exposure.

Go Media Group operates a dedicated direct and agency sales team based out of Palmerston North. This gives us a strong local and national presence, allowing us to create the perfect campaign for each individual client. Go Media aims to be the company of choice for both agencies and direct clients, as well as the employer of choice for our superior sales and support team. We are proudly a New Zealand owned and operated company that values innovation, flexibility, fun, and a community focus.

Manawatu Standard

It’s fantastic to once again sponsor the Manawatu Business Awards and to celebrate the success stories of our best local businesses. There are a number of very successful businesses in the Manawatu and it’s great to be able to acknowledge their achievements. The business community is such a vital part of the region, so this is our way of giving something back.

The Manawatu Business Awards provide local businesses the opportunity to show how fantastic they are. They get to put their best foot forward and compete against other businesses in similar fields. It gives businesses in Manawatu a benchmark on how they are performing and an opportunity for the business community to celebrate its highest achievers.”


Category Sponsors



Having an innovative and successful AgriFood Sector is essential for our region to thrive.  FoodHQ is delighted to sponsor the Agriculture and Food category to acknowledge the businesses that are excelling in this area.At FoodHQ, we harness the ideas and collective thinking from one of the world’s leading clusters of food expertise and facilities. 

We bring together New Zealand’s smartest food science minds to drive innovation in the food industry.

Central Demolition Limited

Central Demolition has been providing first class commercial and residential asbestos removal and demolition services in Manawatu and the wider North Island for more than 12 years. Our success is the result of our firm commitment to health and safety, our dedicated and skilled workforce and making each job as easy as possible for our clients.

With a reputation for our professional approach and achieving excellence, Central Demolition has been able to expand from our base in Manawatu to over 30+ staff throughout the wider North Island. We are delighted to be a new sponsor for the Construction and Manufacturing Award.



Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council

Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council are proud to be the sponsors of the Not for Profit category of the 2018 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards, the region’s premier business event. The Councils understand the importance of encouraging and fostering the growth of prospective, new and existing businesses in the region and rewarding excellence.

These Awards are a vital way to showcasing the investment successful business owners contribute to their businesses and the stimulation this provides to our local economy.

Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council wishes to congratulate all those businesses, large and small, who have entered these awards.


Sponsoring the Small Business Awards category signifies UCOL’s respect for business talent in the Manawatu region.

Celebrating success, innovation and excellence resonates with UCOL’s vision; to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed. We congratulate everyone who enters these awards and look forward to celebrating with you.

Massey Business School

Massey Business School is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards. These rewards reflect our guiding principles of advancing enterprise and inspiring leadership, and we appreciate the opportunity to be involved with an initiative that resonates so strongly with our core values.

We also believe in celebrating business excellence and are committed to supporting the industry leaders of today as they shape the nation of tomorrow.


Powerco strives to deliver reliable energy to your door.

We keep the lights on and gas flowing to more than 430,000 homes, businesses and organisations across the North Island. You will see us getting behind community groups and events – it’s important to us to support worthy causes and organisations.

We are proud to sponsor the Manawatu Business Awards and celebrate the successes of local businesses.


Higgins is proud to sponsor the Spirit of the Manawatu Award – an award category for businesses that unite the Manawatu community. We believe business plays an important role in supporting the health and vitality of a community. The Spirit of the Manawatu Award acknowledges the commitment of businesses who go the extra mile to support our community.


The Central Energy Trust supports the medium sized business award as part of one of the Trusts objectives – the economic development of the region. Business growth enhances the economy which has the flow on effect of benefiting the energy consumers within the region who are the beneficiaries of the Trust. The trustees believe business growth within the medium sized business sector is a core factor in creating a growing regional economy.

Supporting Sponsors


Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand – Supercharging New Zealand’s success – socially, environmentally and economically. At Air New Zealand we’re acutely aware our success is inextricably linked to the success of New Zealand including Regional New Zealand and therefore support the Westpac Manawatu Business Awards.

Kevin Bills Photography

I enjoy being involved in local events and helping out where I can. I won an award in 2010, and believe they’re a great way to bond the local business community. It’s great to see so many local business people networking with one another and enjoying themselves as they celebrate business success.

Creative Catering

Creative Catering takes pride in supporting local events and businesses. If you are looking for a venue for a conference, meeting, dinner, or your wedding, we have the space, the location and the catering experience to suit your needs.


Nodero love providing software development expertise to Manawatu organisations and are proud to support the Westpac Manawatu Business Awards.

Pivot Design

As long-standing local business Pivot Design are thrilled to be supporting the Westpac Manawatu Business Awards.

Hotel Coachman

Hotel Coachman is the Manawatu Regions only 4.5 Star Hotel offering you accommodation, event and dining facilities.

We proudly support the Westpac Manawatu Business Awards celebrating business efforts within our region.

Image Group NZ

We’re delighted to be involved with the Westpac Manawatu Business Awards.


We are thrilled to be involved in the 2018 Westpac Business Awards, awards recognising the very best businesses from around Manawatu.