Harding Construction is a finalist in the 2018 South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, Medium Business section.
"This is a real thrill," says Heather Harding, Managing Director of Harding Construction. "These awards are hotly contested, so it's a great honour to have made the Top 5 in our section."
The Business Excellence Awards (BEA) are well supported in South Canterbury, with record entries this year. "We have been excited by the calibre and number of entries we've received" says Janet Hogan, BEA coordinator for South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce.
The BEA recognises and celebrates business excellence, playing an important role in promoting and strengthening economic development in the region. The entry process requires businesses to review their strengths and weaknesses by providing information and commentary on company systems, performance and culture.
"Answering the questions requires careful thought from different perspectives," says Harding. "Staff discussions to answer questions can also offer great insights into the culture of the business and prompt ideas for growth and development."
Winners will be announced at a special gala event at the end of August. "South Canterbury has a vital, exciting business community and this is a terrific way to acknowledge and celebrate that excellence," says Hogan.
The South Canterbury Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner will be held at Caroline Bay Hall on August 24, 2018.