The Goodness Grocer Ltd were named finalists in the Best Emerging Business category at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards for the South Auckland region.
At the awards dinner on Wednesday 18 October, they didn’t come away with a category placing, but considered making it to the finals to be a huge achievement.
“They say it takes three or four years to win, so to be named a finalist again this year is still fantastic,” said Karl Kippenberger who owns and operates The Goodness Grocer with partner Stephanie Martin. “We’re pretty stoked.”
They were also named finalists last year.
There were a series of questions that were involved in the awards. “Stephanie did all the work in that respect,” Karl said.
While it takes a lot of effort to apply for the awards, Karl said the process is rewarding. “It’s a good chance to flesh out why you’re doing it and a good time to reflect on your business.”
Their business was one of the top five, from more than 200.