Cooperative Business NZ Annual Awards

EMERGING Business of the year 2023

There are many passionate individuals and groups pursuing the co-operative model in New Zealand. This award recognises those who have been in operation for under five years, walking and talking the co-operative principles.



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    Emerging Business of the Year 2023


    This award will be presented to an emerging co-operative (under five years in operation as of 31 May 2023) who has been tenacious in establishing their businesses and attracting members to support the co-operative sector in New Zealand and the communities that they are operating/plan to operate within. 

    The award aims to recognise and celebrate the work that a newly established co-operative is doing in ensuring their long-term success, viability and contribution to the co-operative community.

    This award is open to Full and Provisional member s(organisation) of Cooperative Business NZ. The organisation needs to be registered with the New Zealand Companies Office.  

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    Past EMERgING BUSINESS of the Year Winners

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    Emerging Business of the Year 2022

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    Emerging Business of the Year 2021

    Supporting the co-operative & mutual community

    thank you to our sponsors

    The Awards programme is only made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you to the following organisations for their support in ensuring our co-operative and mutual businesses and leaders are celebrated and recognised!

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    Principal Sponsor 2023

    Our newest Corporate Associate Member, Cyclone, provides business IT Supply, Strategy & Support Services across NZ. Technology is transforming businesses’ operations. Cyclone helps plan future-ready IT hardware procurement solutions, software licensing, managed IT support and digital skills training that deliver modern solutions and long-lasting value.

    At Cyclone, they take the time to understand your business and how ICT contributes to that vision. Achieving your desired outcomes through technology isn’t always a simple process. But, with over 170 specialised staff employed nationwide, you can give your team the confidence that regardless of the technology being used, Cyclone will provide a purpose-fit solution and work in partnership with you to achieve your technology objectives.

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    Centrix Credit Bureau of New Zealand

    Networking Drinks Sponsor 2023

    Our Corporate Associate Member, Centrix, helps Kiwi businesses with credit checking and identity verification services allowing decision makers to make quick and confident risk assessments and comply with the latest regulations.

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