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Best Emerging Business

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Entry Requirements

Best Emerging Business recognises a business that has achieved significant business growth during the last one to five years as a result of effective planning and delivery. The business must have started trading after 31 March 2019.

More about this category

The 2degrees Auckland Business Awards empowers businesses and celebrates excellence of businesses in the Auckland region. The awards are divided into different categories, and one of them is the Best Emerging Business category. This category recognises businesses that have achieved significant growth over the last one to five years as a result of effective planning and delivery. These businesses must have started trading after 31 March 2018, making it a highly competitive category for newer businesses in Auckland.

By recognising and celebrating the achievements of emerging businesses, the Best Emerging Business category encourages and inspires others to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. It highlights the importance of effective planning, delivery, and execution in achieving significant growth and success. Furthermore, it promotes the idea that businesses, regardless of their age, can achieve remarkable growth through dedication, hard work, and strategic thinking. Overall, this category celebrates excellence, inspires innovation, and encourages entrepreneurial spirit in the Auckland business community.

Category Questions


Outline and describe your business’ growth to date (e.g. revenue, profit, customers, staff, etc) and any recent significant business achievements.


How did you achieve this significant growth? And other achievements.


What obstacles, risks or challenges has your business overcome and how?


What has surprised you about your business’ growth so far?


What have you done to set your business up for future growth?


Outline and explain other significant business achievements from the last 12-18 months (eg sales trends, sales figures, gross or net profit). What do you attribute these to?

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