Congrats Cobden Gardens
- 29 Sep 2015
Congratulations to Cobden Gardens on winning the Accommodation Award in Hawke’s Bay Tourism Awards this month.
Copy of announcement below:
The entry process was rigorous and included entrants completing a comprehensive questionnaire and presenting their business plan. Entries were then judged by an independent panel made up of Hon. Craig Foss-MP for Tukituki, Wayne Walford-CEO Chamber of Commerce, Liz Read-Managing Director of Consultancy firm Reputation Matters and Katherine Halliday – Business, Marketing and Event Consultant
The judged award categories were Activity & Attraction, Accommodation and Small Business which was a new category introduced this year. A Supreme Award winner was then selected from the 3 category winners.
Back by popular demand was “The People’s Choice” award, sponsored by The Hits Radio Station where members of the public voted for their favourite tourism business. Over 600 people cast votes for 50 of Hawke’s Bay’s tourism businesses.
The awards were led by Hawke’s Bay Tourism in conjunction with its parent group the Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Association (HBTIA).
Hawke’s Bay Tourism General Manager Annie Dundas said “We’re delighted to see such great industry engagement and support of each other because it’s important to take time to acknowledge and celebrate local businesses who work so hard to deliver amazing experiences for visitors to Hawke’s Bay. The winners here tonight play a pivotal part in doing that and are well deserving of their accolades.”
2015 People’s Choice Award Winner: Kennedy Park Resort Napier
Sponsored by The Hits Radio Station
2015 Supreme Award Winner: Nimon & Sons
Sponsored by EIT
2015 Accommodation Winner: Cobden Garden Homestay
2015 Activity and Attraction Winner: Nimon & Sons
Sponsored by Hastings District Council
2015 Small Business Award Winner: Hawke’s Bay Express
Sponsored by Napier City Council