Chamber announces 2023 Queenstown Business Awards winners

Nov 05, 2023

Winners of the 2023 Queenstown Business awards were announced at a special awards ceremony held last night, Saturday 4th November at Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Over 200 businesspeople attended the ceremony to celebrate the best in Queenstown business.

The awards ceremony at Walter Peak

New awards entrant and Best Emerging Business finalist Country Lane Queenstown took out the coveted ‘People's Choice’ award, and Canyon Brewing won the special Air New Zealand mentorship prize, winning a day of inspiration and learning with Air New Zealand’s senior leadership team.

“It was amazing to see so many businesses get together and celebrate their achievements” says Sharon Fifield, Queenstown Business Chief Executive, “The awards are only held every two years so it’s a very special accolade for the finalists and winners to have the hard work they put into their business each and every day recognised.”



 “A huge congratulations to all the deserving finalists and winners. You are all an inspiration to the business community”.

  • Best Emerging business, sponsored by Findex
  • • Mountainwatch Travel
  •  Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, sponsored by QLDC and Welcoming Communities
  • • RealNZ
  •  Excellence in Sustainable and Regenerative Business Practice, sponsored by Destination Queenstown
  • • Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
  •  Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Beca
  • • Outback New Zealand.
  •  Excellence in Community Contribution, sponsored by Queenstown Airport
  • • Headlight
  •  Excellence in Marketing, sponsored by Shotover Creative
  • • Medrecruit
  •  Excellence in People & Capability, sponsored by Southern Institute of Technology / Te Pūkenga
  • • Active Adventures
  •  Excellence in Strategy and Business Solutions, sponsored by 2degrees
  • • First Table
  •  Excellence in Customer Experience, sponsored by QT Queenstown
  • • Altitude Tours
  •  People’s Choice, sponsored by Mountain Scene
  • • Country Lane Queenstown
  •  Air New Zealand Mentorship prize
  • • Canyon Brewing
  •  2023 Supreme Winner
  • • Active Adventures

Main Image: Supreme winners Active Adventures. Left to right: Beāte Manguse, Ange West, Emily Bradley, Jack Hayes, Wendy van Lieshout, Carol Soundy, Nicole McLean, Sam Morrah

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