Country Lane, Canyon Brewing and Active Adventures win big at Queenstown Business Awards

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Posted 6 November, 2023
Supreme winners Active Adventures

Winners of the 2023 Queenstown Business awards were announced at a special awards ceremony held Saturday night, 4th November at Walter Peak High Country Farm. 

Over 200 businesspeople attended the ceremony to celebrate the best in Queenstown business.

Comedian Nick Rado kept the crown entertained throughout the ceremony and a very special guest ‘Mist’, one of Walter Peaks working dogs delivered the envelope with the Supreme winner’s name to the stage, much to the surprise and delight of the crowd. 

New awards entrant and Best Emerging Business finalist Country Lane Queenstown took out the coveted ‘People Choice’ award, and Canyon Brewing won the special Air New Zealand mentorship prize, winning a day of inspiration and learning with Air New Zealand’s senior leadership team. 

“It was amazing to see so many businesses get together and celebrate their achievements” says Sharon Fifield, Queenstown Business Chief Executive, “The awards are only held every two years so it’s a very special accolade for the finalists and winners to have the hard work they put into their business each and every day recognised.”

The winners are: 

Best Emerging business, sponsored by Findex

  • Mountainwatch Travel 

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, sponsored by QLDC and Welcoming Communities

  • RealNZ 

Excellence in Sustainable and Regenerative Business Practice, sponsored by Destination Queenstown

  • Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Beca 

  • Outback New Zealand. 

Excellence in Community Contribution, sponsored by Queenstown Airport 

  • Headlight 

Excellence in Marketing, sponsored by Shotover Creative

  • Medrecruit 

Excellence in People & Capability, sponsored by Southern Institute of Technology / Te Pūkenga

  • Active Adventures 

Excellence in Strategy and Business Solutions, sponsored by 2degrees

  • First Table 

Excellence in Customer Experience, sponsored by QT Queenstown

  • Altitude Tours 

People’s Choice, sponsored by Mountain Scene

  • Country Lane Queenstown 

Air New Zealand Mentorship prize

  • Canyon Brewing 

2023 Supreme Winner 

  • Active Adventures 

“A huge congratulations to all the deserving finalists and winners. You are all an inspiration to the business community” says Sharon Fifield, Queenstown Business Chief Executive


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