Finalists for the 2016 National Pacific Business Trust Awards have been named, and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday 28 October 2016 at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.
Nominations were widely received over all eight categories and it has been pleasing to see a growing number of Pacific Businesses thriving.
PBT Chair Fa’amatuainu (Inu) Tino Pereira says it made the evaluation process longer than anticipated.
"Based on the calibre of entries received for 2016, more Pacific Businesses than ever are sustainable, customer-focused, passionate and prepared for the challenges that are all part of being in business,” he said.
The finalists are:
Pacific Innovation Award
Pacific Social Enterprise Award
Pacific Business Employer Award
Pacific Business Exporter Award
Pacific Business Enterprise Award
Pacific Business Entrepreneur Award
Pacific Woman in Business Award
Pacific Business Executive Award
A supreme winner will be chosen from the eight category winners.