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The David Awards - back and better than ever!

The finalists in The David Awards 2019 have been named.

After a year on ice, The David Awards has been re-energised and is once again recognising amazing Kiwi businesses at the smaller end of the scale.

“We all agreed the quality of entrants was the highest we have seen since we started,” said long-time Judge Pam Martin, adding the Solo Meo category had been especially popular. “This made it especially hard to pick the finalists.”

The David Awards was started in 2008 to recognise the unsung heroes in home and small business – the Kiwi Davids taking on the Goliaths of the New Zealand business landscape.

“There are so many exciting, small businesses doing fabulous things. The owners are brave, passionate and determined. When they get going, nothing is going to stand in their way,” says Founder and Organiser Heather Douglas.

“It’s very rewarding to have the Awards running again this year, with renewed vigour and some great new driving forces on board. It’s now set to get even bigger and better in coming years.”

Winners of The David Awards 2019 will be announced on at 11 a.m. on 9 October.

Finalists for 2019 are:

Most outstanding fledgling business
The Little Bone Broth Company
Tradie HR
Little Lunches
Sense Data
Bento Ninja

Most outstanding established business
Pocketspace Interiors
Career Matters
Stolen Bike Catering

Most outstanding triumph over adversity
NopeSisters Clothing
A+ Physio
Flow Marketing NZ

Most innovative business
Chia Sisters
Stay Well Pharmacy
Puhoi Organic Distillery

Most inspired use of marketing
She Owns It
Lauren Parsons Wellbeing Specialists
Bento Ninja

Solo Meo Award
Mud Mates
Eskimo Nell
Lauren Parsons Wellbeing Specialists
Tree Gifts NZ
Bento Ninja
Career Matters

Most community-minded business
Stolen Bike Catering
Sense Data
Australasian Leadership Institute

Voting for the People's Choice Award closes 5 p.m. 30 September 2019

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