Herrick Creek is a Finalist for The David Awards!
Passion of Fledging Businesses Flies High in 2023
Every year the caliber of entrants of The David Awards impress our judges, and 2023 is no exception. We're excited to announce the 2023 finalists in our six judged categories. This year our judges were especially wowed by the entrants in The Most Outstanding Fledgling Business category.
Judge Pam Martin said, "The combination of passion and business sense are key to a successful fledgling. Fledglings are always passionate about their new businesses, but a keen interest in establishing solid business practices is what can turn their passion into a sustainable and profitable business.
This category is always fun to judge as we see a wide variety of new ventures displaying a range of innovative ideas. The passion business owners display for their new enterprises is inspiring and this has certainly been true of this year’s entrants, but it needs to be backed up by good business practices. It is critical that fledglings establish their business processes to ensure that they are creating a sustainable and profitable business. This is what we the judges were looking for when selecting the 2023 finalists."
"This was a phenomenal result this year, especially given the tough economic times and the series of traumatic events which coincided with the entry period, and which affected a large percentage of New Zealand's small business community. It is testament to the courage, determination and resilience of individual small and micro businesses throughout New Zealand that they still put together entries which blew the judges away with their stories, content, strategies and insights," said Heather Douglas, Founder of The David Awards.
Once again we are grateful for our major sponsor Voyager coming on board and helping us celebrate the amazing small businesses New Zealand has to offer! The David Awards 2023 are proudly supported by Voyager!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 FINALISTS:The Most Outstanding Fledgling Business
The Most Outstanding Established Business
The Most Innovative Business
The Most Inspired Use of Marketing
The Most Outstanding Social Impact
Solo Meo Award
Voting for the People's Choice Award closes 5 p.m. 29 September.
Join us on this site on 16 October at 11 am for a video announcement of the Category Winners and Supreme Winner of The David Awards 2023.