Electra has been the proud principal sponsor of the Electra Business Awards in Kapiti and Horowhenua since 1993. These Awards recognise business excellence and help to grow individual business capability.
Some iconic local businesses have been winners over the years including Genoese Foods, Turks Poultry, Tuatara Breweries, Goodman Contractors, Aura Information Security, and Mitre10 Mega.
The annual Awards evening is a “must attend” part of the business landscape in Kapiti and Horowhenua.
However, it is the entry and assessment process that businesses must go through which adds real value. That assessment process is based on business excellence principles which ensure rigor and fairness in identifying finalists and winners and encourage businesses to take an in depth look at what they do.
The Awards along with the Kapiti Horowhenua Business Hall of Fame are managed and run by Business Kapiti Horowhenua Incorporated (BKH) which is a not-for-profit body with a Board of volunteers.
While Electra is the principle sponsor, the Awards would not happen without support from numerous other sponsors including the BNZ and both Kapiti and Horowhenua District Councils. All sponsors recognise the opportunity for businesses to develop and grow by going through the awards process.
Case studies of the overall winners for the last six years are available on www.bkh.org.nz . An eBook with another six mini case studies will be available by the end of 2015 to show a range of high quality businesses that have gained benefits from entering the Awards without necessarily being a winner.