Awards Judges



The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce sincerely thanks the following business people for making themselves available to judge this year’s awards;

Anissa Bain – Partner in Pitt and Moore law firm and Institute of Directors Member.

Viv Fox – Former owner of several award-winning restaurants and hospitality businesses including the Smokehouse Café at Mapau which won the Supreme Award in 2001.

Brian Hirst – Founder and owner of Tasman Bay Food Group which exports its products around the world and won the Supreme Award in 2007.

Euan McIntosh – Euan McIntosh joined Forsyth Barr Nelson in 2006. Euan is an Authorised Financial Adviser (2011) and was accredited as an NZX Advisor in 2009. 

Paul Steere – Director of NZ King Salmon (former chief executive), Nelson Airport chairman, NMIT Councillor and chairman Alan Scott Wines and Clean Seas Tuna (ASX) and Chair of Kaynemaile Ltd, Petone.

The calibre and independence of our judgement panel, combined with their wealth of business knowledge and expertise, maintains the credibility of these awards. Our judges are highly professional and have all signed a confidentiality agreement to ensure that all entry information remains private.