Herrick Creek is a Finalist for The David Awards! – Herrick Creek Distillery

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!




The Most Outstanding Fledgling Business


Boost Your Learning

Elite Left Limited

The Recruitment Space

The Social Collective

The Most Outstanding Established Business

Barcodes Limited


Pure Lighting

The Most Innovative Business

Hybrid Bikes Ltd

Juve Skin Studio

Naturefarm (EMNZ)

Q Golf

Twig and Tale

The Most Inspired Use of Marketing

Brandsitters Digital

Quirky Campers NZ

The Promo Room Ltd

The Most Outstanding Social Impact

Barcodes Limited

Juve Skin Studio

Pete’s Natural 

The Promo Room Ltd

Solo Meo Award



ESG Strategy

Herrick Creek Distillery


The Lifeworks Company Ltd


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.

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