Congratulations to the following businesses for entering the 2016 Nelson Pine Industries Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
We’ve been delighted to hear entrants tell us how useful the process has been and to hear the passion and excitement they have for their businesses. Our sold-out awards evening on Friday November, 4 promises to be a fantastic night!
2B Insect Repellent: it really works! 2B is a 100% natural insect repellent developed by Paul Blackham and Sarah Jones. We couldn’t find what we wanted to buy, a long-lasting 100% natural repellent, so we made our own. 2B’s performance alone makes it one of the world’s longest-lasting repellents, using 100% plant based ingredients is what makes 2B unique. A thorough application of 2B in the morning can last all day.
Access Dental: A life time dream of owning a comprehensive dental practice came to fruition when Paula Palmer made a bold decision to establish Access Dental, the first dental hygienist to own a general dental practice in New Zealand. Paula choose her team of experienced and specialised dental professionals who identified and valued the prevention/education message, they are an authentic, compassionate cohesive team dedicated to bringing a new dental experience.
Can Plan: 100% locally owned and operated by Charmaine and Michael Boocock with a reputation of being a well-respected and trusted company by always striving to provide exceptional customer service. One of the first with a prepaid residential wheeliBin service in Nelson, Michael set up at the Saturday Market. Can Plan now employs nine full-time staff, one part-time and two relief drivers and has a fleet of ten trucks and two delivery vehicles.
Capstone Hotel & Resorts: A 100% NZ owned Hotel Management and Sales & Marketing Company with over 50 years’ experience. Our team have owned and operated hotels and wider tourism ventures and this first-hand experience and understanding is ingrained in our approach. Our promise is to provide quality, profit focused, and transparent hospitality accountability for business owners when we take over the daily management of hotel operations or look after sales & distribution of the hotel to grow its occupancy.
Cod & Lobster Brasserie: A unique dining experience, with a seafood focus that draws upon fresh, sustainable, regionally-sourced fare. This is complimented by an award-winning cocktail bar; a drinking experience to suit the most discerning of guests. Here you will also find a large variety of local, national and international wines by the glass and a bespoke, boundary-pushing cocktail list. Located in the beautiful historic Smythes Building, owners Nick and Kymberly Widley are enormously proud of their crew.
Jerram Tocker Barron Architects: Operating since 2005, growing out of David Jerram Architects who started in Nelson 30 years ago. The business is led by Directors John Tocker, Marc Barron, and Simon Hall; with David Jerram retained as a consultant. They have expanded to Wellington and Christchurch, with 23 employees across the three locations and designed more than 1000 buildings; with many being recognised for their quality with design awards. They are the architects for the complex and recently completed Suter Art Gallery redevelopment.
Jester House: New Zealand’s best café! The magical setting invites you to relax and forget the world beyond. The café is open from 9.00 am until 5.00pm 7 days a week. Everything is made on site to ensure the flavours are unique. We pride ourselves on our reputation of being a place with consistently great, locally sourced, handcrafted food delivered by friendly and helpful staff in an environment that is both quirky & fun.
Living Design: Architectural joinery without comparison. Six years ago Klaus and Annett Todt founded Living Design, a full joinery design service combined with a formidable workshop, creating kitchens, bathrooms and living space furniture. Annett and Klaus Todt have spent their working life in furniture design and creation. With over 30 years in the industry, they have made it a life project to bring beauty and perfection together in original and inventive ways.
Moana Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP): A Nelson based, family run business and a nationally recognized brand. Moana SUPs, design, manufacture and retail a full range of Stand Up Paddle Boards and associated equipment and operate the Moana SUP School and Beach Hire business from their high profile spot under the big red tent on Tahunanui Beach. The business grew out of the love of being on the ocean and their passion for the sport.
My Tax: New Zealand’s largest online personal tax refund business for salary and wage earners. Founded in 2008, still 100% locally owned, based in Hardy Street. We employ permanently a team of 15, that expands to a team of 40 during peak tax-season. We have been ranked as the #1 tax refund agent in New Zealand, and the only company to receive 5 stars for overall satisfaction by independent research.
Nelson Alarms: The leading electronic security installation company in the Nelson region, operating from offices and a workshop at 36 Parkers Road, Tahunanui. Nelson Alarms is a locally owned and operated business, committed to providing the best security service and to exceeding the expectations of their clients. Nelson Alarms are specialists in a wide range of security equipment and systems, offering advice, system design, consultancy, installation and servicing on all the systems they provide.
Nelson Tasman Hospice: 141 patients, 38 full time equivalent staff, 400 volunteers and 650 community visit – a typical month in the life of Nelson Tasman Hospice. Our skilled team plays a silent but powerful role delivering 24/7 specialist palliative care to patients and families across our region. The majority live independently, with our 10 bed inpatient unit available mainly for symptom management and respite care. In 2019 we should move in to our new, purpose built facility.
Precinct Dining Co: A modern restaurant/café in the heart of Motueka, which opened in December 2015 and in just eight months shot to number two on Tripadvisor out of approximately thirty local eateries, and has maintained an enviable 5 star rating. The menu style at Precinct has a distinctly Melbourne/Sydney feel to it, with food that just begs to be instagrammed! They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are fully licensed with a range of local beer and wine.
Prices Pharmacy: A locally owned and trusted brand in the Nelson region for over 50 years, dedicated to providing the highest quality health and beauty services. We are the only pharmacy in Nelson and Blenheim with robotic dispensing, which helps aid patient compliance. Our diverse range of highly trained staff are the heartbeat of Prices Pharmacy, and no problem is too big or small for them to help our customers with. “Whatever the crisis, see Prices”.
Pro Karts: A unique entertainment venue operating from our pristine site at the Tahunanui Beach Fun Park. We operate a fast paced, action packed business focusing on customer service. We dedicate ourselves to providing a memorable and enjoyable experience. Pro Combat Laser Tag and Jump Bounce and More combine with Pro Karts to guarantee that we always have something new and exciting to cater to most demographics. We attend lots of Festivals, Events and school functions.
Rezource: A customer focused outsourcing and recruitment company. Administration, payroll, employment agreements, employing staff and monthly deadlines. Running a business is hard work, here’s where Rezource comes in. Either outsource the work to us, Co-source one of our staff to your office, or we will recruit the staff you need. Whether, a large company looking to be more agile or a small company seeking additional support, call Rezource to partner with your business.
Trans Tasman Industries: Some say TTI is Nelson’s best kept secret….not anymore. Nelson is where Bruce Verdon’s dream of creating superb racing gearboxes began. From a young age Bruce spent many hours riding classic motorcycles on the racetrack. With first- hand experience of gear box problems, Bruce was determined to design a simple yet effective solution. Bruce’s motorcycle gearboxes have been winning races and his sequential car racing gearboxes have also become sought after around the globe.