2016 National Pacific Business Trust Awards finalists named

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


Tatou Pacific Cuisine


Ola Pacifica




Lot Eight






Pacific Social Enterprise Award




Affirming Works


Hiko Health and Fitness


Pacific Business Employer Award


The Fono


Connect Global

My Fathers Barbers


WE Accounting


Southcoast Construction


Pacific Business Exporter Award




Ola Pacifica




The Conch


Pacific Business Enterprise Award


Delmira Homes






WE Accounting


Lot Eight


Connect Global


Pacific Business Entrepreneur Award

Stan Wolfgramm, Drum Productions


Andreas Vaioleti, Scootling


Eli Tagi, WE Accounting


Farani Farani, Blackstorm


Mark Donaldson, Marinelogix


Michael Meredith, Merediths


Riki Sila, Accounting Practices

Siuai Fiso, Connect Global


Pacific Woman in Business Award

Arti Chand, AC Tax


Hannah Sila, Samoa Radio Tala'ave & Samoa TV Tala'Lasi


Nalini Baruch, Lot Eight


Nina Nawalowalo, The Conch


Pacific Business Executive Award

Debbie Sorensen, Pasifika Futures


Tevita Funaki, The Fono


Taulalo Fiso, Intueri Education Group


Angus Malietoa, Kyocera Document Solutions


Supreme Award

A supreme winner will be chosen from the eight category winners.