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 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.

Also reaching the finalist stage is Rolleston business Busy Bumbles. Busy Bumbles are finalists in the Regus Champion Service Delivery – Small Enterprise Award. They are competing against Silo Stay and Smart Membrane Solutions the other two finalists in this category.

Busy Bumbles managing director/owner Rebecca Scott enthused, “I stood at the Westpac Champion awards event announcing the finalists in absolute awe of the level of people we were surrounded by. I simply cannot believe we are among the best of the best of the best, in Canterbury. I am so proud of all my staff for the utter dedication, love and care that they bring to the job. However we wouldn’t be where we are without all the thousands of families that trust Busy Bumbles to care for their most precious things… their children! And of course, not forgetting – our children… well they are the bees knees and we love them!,” Rebecca concluded.