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Bayleys Canterbury sponsor Champion Canterbury Business Awards for 15th year

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Bayleys Canterbury is once again proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

Bayleys at the Champion of Canterbury Awards 2015

Run by the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, the Awards recognise the success of local businesses and not-for-profits in the Canterbury region. There are award categories for all sectors and sizes, and organisations can enter themselves or be nominated by others. 

Justin Haley, Bayleys Canterbury Commercial Manager, says Bayleys has been sponsoring the Champion Canterbury since their inception in 2003. “We take pride in our involvement in the local community. Sponsoring the Champion Canterbury Business Awards provides a wonderful opportunity to support and showcase the incredible work that local businesses have done in the community in the last 12 months.”

Nominations for the awards close Friday 26 May, with entries due on Friday 10 June. Justin says that Bayleys Canterbury works with some fantastic clients that deserve to be nominated for year’s Awards. “We’ll definitely be shoulder tapping a few businesses and letting them know that we think they should enter.”

This year, Justin will take part as a judge for the Awards. He was nominated by the Bayleys Canterbury team, who thought his background in the commercial sector made him a perfect fit for the role. Justin will join representatives from the event’s other major sponsors, and take part in a series of judging tasks to find the finalists.

Justin says he was impressed by the 2016 winners, and is excited about seeing the calibre of this year’s nominees. Last year’s Supreme Award for Small Enterprise went to the Isaac Theatre Royal, while the Medium/Large Enterprise Award went to ARANZ Medical Ltd.

Finalists will be announced on 24 August, with the winners celebrated at the Awards evening on 4 October at the Horncastle Arena. Bayleys Canterbury will of course be in attendance, and looking forward to taking part in one of the largest business awards ceremonies in New Zealand. “It’s always an inspiring night, and one the Bayleys Canterbury team always looks forward to,” Justin says. 

Champion of Canterbury Poster 2017

If you would like to enter a business or charity in the Awards, or nominate one that you think is deserving, head to

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