The 2022 Northland Business Excellence Awards!


For 44 years, The Northland Business Excellence Awards has held pride of place in the Northland business events calendar. Organised by NorthChamber (The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Northland Incorporated) and supported through the years by generous sponsors and cheerleaders of the Northland business community, it offers local businesses big and small an incredible opportunity to measure, recognise, and honour business excellence.

With the exception of 2020, the year of Covid-19 when the awards took on a more community-based format under the name Northland Business Champions, NorthChamber has used the platform created by the Awards process to encourage businesses to undergo independent evaluation through the entry process showcasing successful, profitable businesses and spotlighting their outstanding achievements.

Why should my business enter?

  • Benchmark your business against your competitors.
  • Receive free independent feedback on your business from experts in their fields.
  • Add value to your strategic and business planning.
  • Energise, motivate and build your team for the future.
  • Strengthen your business capability.
  • Leverage off the multiple marketing and networking opportunities
  • Finalists and winners highlight your success to all your stakeholders. (Awards logos are available for marketing and promotion.)
  • Category winners receive a Media Prize, to promote their business. Courtesy of MediaWorks Northland and The Northern Advocate.


Key Dates for 2022

Entries & nominations open for Business Awards Categories
Open April 2022 (Last day for entries: Friday 29th July 2022)

Entrant Coaching Clinics
Hosted regionally throughout May & June and Extra Entrant Coaching Clinics in July – refer to this page for dates and locations.

Entries open for More FM Customer Choice Nominations
Open Monday 8th August 2022

Call for Nominations to The Northern Advocate Business Hall of Fame
Open Monday 8th August 2022

Entrant Breakfasts
Hosted regionally throughout August – refer to this page for dates and locations.

Awards Presentation & Celebration evening 2022
Friday 4th November 2022

Winners and Sponsors Networking Evening
Wednesday 23d November 2022

Monday 15th August 2022 – Friday 23rd September 2022

The Northland Business Excellence Awards is proudly presented by