(Picture caption: A total of 39 finalists have been announced ahead of the 2022 Pacific Business Awards on November 11, at Due Drop Events Centre in Manukau.)
From sole traders to large organisations with up to 390 staff, the 39 finalists of the Pacific Business Awards in 2022 are a testimony to the calibre of Pacific businesspeople operating in Aotearoa, New Zealand who are succeeding.
Pacific Business Trust (PBT) Interim Chief Executive Officer Tracey Smith thanked all the businesses who took the time to enter the awards.
“The quality of the businesses that entered was outstanding,” Tracey says.
“The stories of our entrants are inspiring; many having overcome the challenges of COVID to grow their business as well as supporting the Pacific community with employment and service.”
A wide range of industries are represented among the finalists, including healthcare, technology, insurance, environmental, professional services, fashion, interior design, landscaping, construction, funeral, hospitality and publishing.
Over 550 people are expected to attend the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner and Ceremony where winners will be announced at Due Drop Events Centre in Manukau on November 11, 2022.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) is proud to sponsor the Arataki Award for Leadership in the Pacific Community.
This award recognises a business or organisation that has been an inspiring leader in the utilising their business to assist those in the Pacific community particularly during the challenging times of COVID.
Arataki in Cook Islands Māori means leader or to guide.
The 2022 Pacific Business Awards finalists are:
Tautua Alofa Pasifika Award for Pacific Social Enterprise:
Mataka Vou Award for Pacific Business Enterprise:
Fetu’u Fo’ou Award for Young Pacific Entrepreneur:
Kanumea Afine Loto Toa Award for Pacific Woman in Business:
Galu Fou Award for Pacific Innovation:
Langa Fonua Award for Pacific Excellence in Construction and Trades:
Tū Rangatira Kama’atu Award for Pacific Business Entrepreneur:
Arataki Award for Leadership in the Pacific Community:
Recipients of the Moana Creative Enterprise Award and Pacific Legacy Award will be announced on the night of the awards.
Visit the PBT website for more information, and the Eventfinda website to purchase tickets to the gala dinner.