Dave Wilson (Sicon CEO) and Debs McKenzie (General Manager  of Sicon’s People & Safety) with the certificate recognising Sicon’s finalist status in the ACC Champion Workplace Safety Award.

Sicon – Finalist Status


Celebrating the best of Canterbury Business is the Westpac Champion Business Awards which recognise the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the region.

The Awards programme have celebrated Canterbury business excellence, innovation and success for fifteen years and the star-studded awards ceremony (taking place on September 19th) has seen 15,000 attendees, acknowledged 650 finalists,  and celebrated 240 winners.

The awards are a six month journey starting with nominations and entries from the region defined by the Canterbury Regional Council boundaries, which include nine District Councils and the Christchurch City Council.

Local Selwyn business Sicon Ltd have recently been named as a finalist in the ACC Champion Workplace Safety Award. This award recognises businesses that demonstrate excellence in health and safety systems and procedures while creating a positive health and safety culture.

The category is open to any organisation who have exemplary workplace safety procedures in place and for those reaching the finalist status ACC will undertake checks as part of the performance assessment process.

This category attracted 130 entries with 39 making it through to the next level, from here three only reached the finalist stage. They are: Christchurch Airport, Mt Hutt Ski Area and Sicon Ltd.

“We entered with our staff Health and Safety Coalition Group who have been instrumental in changing the health and safety culture of Sicon, and who we can’t thank enough,” commented a Sicon spokesperson.

“We battle it out with the Mt Hutt Ski Area and the Christchurch Airport before the winner’s announcement at the September 19th awards evening. This event will be attended by the People and Safety team and staff from the Coalition group, along with Management,” they concluded.