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2degrees Auckland Business Awards

Recognising Excellence and Celebrating Business Success

The 2degrees Auckland Business Awards are powered by Auckland Business Chamber, and have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 20 years.

The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity, and are viewed as a badge of excellence in the business sector.

With nine categories of excellence the awards offer recognition for your organisation, while providing the opportunity to benchmark, and gain expert advice on how you can continue to grow.

Celebrate success, ignite passion and determination with your employees, attract new opportunities, and network with likeminded business leaders.  These awards are a platform to showcase your success.

Entries open from early April each year.  Finalist are announced in August, followed by regional gala dinners throughout October, November, and December, then culminate in April the following year with grand gala dinner, Best of the Best.

Any business of any size located in the Auckland area is eligible to enter.


Young Enterprise Scheme

Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)

Together with The Lion Foundation, we’re helping shape tomorrow’s young entrepreneurs. The Auckland Business Chamber is the proud delivery partner of the Young Enterprise Scheme (Y.E.S) across the Auckland region, on behalf of the Young Enterprise Trust.

The Michael Barnett Scholarship

Established in 2016 to honour Michael Barnett’s 25 years of leading the Auckland Business Chamber.  The Michael Barnett Scholarship is an award that recognises individuals that are highly skilled in leadership, and are active in advocating for their business community.

SV Ratley Scholarship

The Stanley Ratley Waste Minimisation Scholarship has been created to encourage the development of sustainable packaging and waste minimisation solutions for food products in New Zealand.

The scholarship will support individuals, whose proposed solutions have the potential to support New Zealand in tackling the problem of increasing waste. The grant is expected to also have secondary impact in the environmental and community development sectors.

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