• Any sole proprietor, partnership, incorporated society, or limited liability company, with its principal place of business operation based and trading in the Taranaki rateable region, is eligible to enter.
  • Excluded are those businesses or organisations owned by officers or employees of Taranaki Chamber of Commerce or officers and employees of any sponsor of the Awards.
  • Entrants must have been trading for 12 months or more as at 1 July 2019.
  • Government funded enterprises are not eligible to receive the TSB Supreme Award.


  • All guidelines and deadlines for all areas of the entry process must be adhered to.
  • All entrants agree to be interviewed by judging teams at their premises or at a venue and time advised by their judges.
  • If entering Category A or B, entrants will be required to provide a Business Plan, Strategic Plan, Financial Reports or Business Viability/Profitability Statement from their external professional accountant.
  • Entrants of Category C will be required to provide supporting documentation for their particular award.
  • Entrants and judges will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement at the time of interview. All documentation and information is treated in strictest confidence.
  • Repeat judging visits may be required in some cases.
  • All finalists for the Supreme Award will be considered from Categories A and B only.
  • The judges will provide written feedback.
  • All entrants agree to cooperate with the respective category sponsor and/or promotional partners for publicity purposes. All entrants are to ensure only the official branding of the TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Awards is used for publicity purposes.
  • All entrants must provide true and accurate information and disclose any liabilities such as business and/or tax related and/or current pending litigation which would compromise the judges’ analysis of the business, and/or adversely affect the integrity and reputation of the TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
  • All entrants must purchase a minimum of two tickets to attend the Gala Evening on Saturday 9 November 2019.
  • No finalists or winners will be announced prior to this.
  • Judges have the right to disqualify any entrant not complying with conditions of entry.
  • Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.