Kāpiti/Horowhenua Business Award Winners and Finalists

Some people dream of success. Others get up everyday and work hard for it! The Electra Business Awards are very pleased to be able to recognise you for all of your hard work and what you’re achieving.

2015 winners


Sponsored by:Owner OperatorMitre 10 MEGA Kāpiti

Winner: Mr Sweep Kāpiti Horowhenua

Judges Comments: “The judges note that Mr Sweep has strong personal ethics which translate into good work ethics and attitudes towards customers, staff and stakeholders. The owner-operator company is congratulated for its involvement with the Fire Brigade and school community”

Small Business Sponsored by:Whitireia New Zealand

Winner: Marty’s Panel & Paint Ltd

Judges Comments: ” Marty’s’ journey as a previous entrant in the Electra Awards has enabled the development of robust systems, action plans, monitoring and KPIs into very useful business tools and metrics to progress the business further. Marty’s is an ideal winner in the ‘Small Business’ category”

Medium Business Sponsored by:GTB IT Solutions

Winner: Focal Point Cinema & Caf Levin

Judges Comments: “The creativity, leadership, organisational and marketing capabilities, coupled with sheer persistence by the owners, has resulted in turning the Focal Point Cinema business around and expanding it into a vital and profitable community asset”

Large Business Sponsored by:The Law Connection

Winner: HLC

Judges Comments: “The judges were impressed with the leadership, teambuilding, and benchmarking performance of HLC, which, coupled with its clear strategic direction, action planning and challenging KPI’s, have produced an extremely viable and worthy winner for the ‘Large Business” award”


Health & Safety Sponsored by: Crombie Lockwood

Winner: Turk’s Poultry Farm Ltd

Judges Comments: “Since 2012, Turks Poultry has enhanced its business practice with consolidated strategies, policies and measures and these are reflected in strong performance in several areas, including health and safety, which have all contributed to Turks’ successful business”

Sustainabilty Sponsored by:EECA

Winner: HLC

Judges Comments: “Attention to detail is paramount in the way HLC operates so the company’s dedication to quality and integrity has enhanced its sustainability, reflecting a paradigm shift to produce the right results”

New Thinking Sponsored by:Grow Wellington

Winner: Marty’s Panel & Paint

Judges Comments: “Marty’s’ Panel and Paint has applied innovative skills and thinking that will attract considerable new business and this new thinking makes the company unique in identifying services for additional clients in a very competitive environment”

Emerging Business Sponsored by:Finman Services / Xero

Winner: Smoooch Natural Products

Judges Comments: “The judges immediately recognised the determination of Smooch Natural Products to succeed with a very exciting concept and range of products. That potential will be rewarded with appropriate steps in building business performance, to back an innovative product range making them a winner in the ‘Emerging Business” category”

Employer of Choice Sponsored by:Goodman Contractors

Winner: CS Law

Judges Comments: “CS Law has become known for the strong team culture within its practice based on an empowering philosophy for skill development with team members gaining experience through collaboration with other teams, resourced and encouraged by the directors”

‘It’s Great to be here’ Sponsored by: Coastlands Shoppingtown

Winner: Turk’s Poultry Farm Ltd

Judges Comments: “Turks Poultry’s strong involvement in community affairs, together with its contribution as one of the region’s major employers, has given it substantial benefits demonstrating that the winner of the ‘It’s Great to be Here’ award thrives in the Kāpiti-Horowhenua Region”

CUSTOMER CHOICE AWARDS Retail – Sponsored by: Kāpiti Observer/Horowhenua Mail

Winner: Superminx

Customer Comments:

“If there was an ’11’ on this scale I would be adding this – the girls there are so friendly and helpful and always phone me when new product that I might like comes in.”

“Excellent stock, really thoughtful merchandising, great customer service.”

“Always helpful no matter who is managing the store.”

“The friendly, helpful staff and great variety of product make this one of my favourite stores!”

Service Sponsored by:BeachFM

Winner: Mr Sweep Kāpiti Horowhenua

Customer Comments:

“Always ready to go the extra mile and they always do a very professional job.”

“Office staff were friendly and efficient. The ‘sweep’ was very friendly and helpful and left my fire area spotless.”

“Great company, professional and friendly staff, prompt service, no mess, sound advice regarding the flu and log burner, 12 months notice phone call. Can’t ask for more!”

“I have used this firm for the past 15 years and they have ALWAYS completed their work in a very competent manner. I would recommend them to anyone.”


Turk’s Poultry Farm Ltd

Judges Comments: “Turks is a foundation member of the group of successful Horowhenua businesses who recognise the value of continuous improvement and seek to have this independently assessed through the Electra Awards. Over the years, Turks has demonstrated the results of this approach to growth, making a strong mark on the region and the industry it operates in. It is on the path to further success and the assessors and judges congratulate the company for its ambitious and disciplined approach”



Judges Comments: “HLC’s assessment revealed an exceptional performer who has steadily improved its performance, driven by a strong strategic plan. We are very fortunate to have such a company in our midst and as the 2015 Electra ‘Business of the Year’ “

2015 Finalists

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Owner Operator Excellence AwardSponsored byMitre 10 MEGA Kāpiti

Lowtax Ltd

Mr Sweep Kāpiti/Horowhenua Ltd

Sophora Skincare & More

Small Business Excellence AwardSponsored byWhitireia New Zealand

AD Architecture Ltd

Lifestyle Hair Studio

Marty’s Panel & Paint Ltd

Quinovic Property Management


Medium Business Excellence AwardSponsored byGTB IT Solutions

CS Law

Focal Point Cinema Levin

HMC Kāpiti Ltd

Large Business Excellence AwardSponsored byThe Law Connection


MASH Trust

Turk’s Poultry Farm Ltd

Health & Safety Achievement AwardSponsored by Crombie Lockwood

Turk’s Poultry Farm Ltd

Waikanae Beach Four Square

Emerging Business Achievement AwardSponsored byFinman Services / Xero

Artbeat Ltd

Smoooch Natural Products

New Thinking Achievement AwardSponsored byGrow Wellington

Focal Point Cinema Levin

Marty’s Panel & Paint Ltd

Sustainability Achievement AwardSponsored byEECA

AD Architecture Ltd


Marty’s Panel & Paint Ltd

Employer of Choice Achievement AwardSponsored byGoodman Contractors

CS Law

Lifestyle Hair Studio

It’s Great to be Here Achievement AwardSponsored byCoastlands Shoppingtown

AD Architecture Ltd

MASH Trust

Turk’s Poultry Farm Ltd

Customer Choice Award – RetailSponsored byKāpiti Observer / Horowhenua Mail

Hardy’s Health Store Coastlands


Undercover Secrets Lingerie

Waikanae Beach Four Square

Customer Choice Award – ServiceSponsored byBeach FM

Chocolate Hair

Maxi Carpet & Floods

Mr Sweep Kāpiti Horowhenua

Steam Incorporated