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Time To Shine For Wellington Businesses

Entries are now open for the 20th Wellington Gold Awards The Wellington Gold Awards in association with The Dominion Post will be celebrating Wellington businesses and their people for the 20th time in 2018.

Nominations have now opened for this year across the 8 Categories:

Discovering, Emerging- Products, Emerging - Services, Global, Vibrant, Cyber, Supporting and Creative Gold. As well as the 3 Best Practice Awards: Team, Green and ACC Workplace Safety Gold.

The 2018 Finalists will be announced at Te Wharewaka on May 24 and the Awards night at TSB Bank Arena is July 5 where approx 1,000 people will be in attendance once again.

“Well over 2,000 businesses have participated in the Gold Awards since its inception in 1999 and achieving a 20th birthday this year will add an extra layer of celebration for the businesses and their people from across the Wellington region” said Gold Awards Director John Dow.

“The Gold Awards were initiated in 1998 by Hutt City Mayor John Terris. They were created as a way to give the region’s businesses greater appreciation, profile and support for their contribution to our wider community. And particularly to acknowledge their generating of overseas earnings, taxes, and jobs for our people” said Mr Dow.

“Mayor Terris also anticipated the new Labour Government in 1999 would be looking to focus on local economies in a regional context and that the Wellington region needed to respond” said Mr Dow.

Agenda Limited have been the managers and producers of the Gold Awards throughout the 20 years. The Nomination/Entry process are now underway for the 2018 Gold Awards and information is available at

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