In the Manawatu we love to celebrate the success of our businesses and our people.

Celebrating brings with it great benefits, both to the region itself and to those who are celebrating. Whether it be local business awards, graduations, success stories of great achievements, Vision Manawatu wants to hear about it.




Business Awards raise the profile of the region's economy

For business too, the very act of entering provides a rare chance to view the business differently by reflecting on achievements to date, forecasting plans for the future and expressing their current direction and position in the market. Winners are able to gain a competitive edge and for smaller businesses, it's an excellent networking opportunity that can offer recognition and credibility relatively quickly.

The Westpac Manawatu Business Awards

The team at Vision Manawatu coordinate The Westpac Manawatu Business Awards.

The awards, now held biennally, celebrate the calibre of our local businesses.  The next Westpac Manawatu Business Awards will be held in November 2016, and we congratulate the winners of the 2014 awards. Find out more!

Feilding Business Awards

We understand the importance of celebrating success and supporting its wider community.

Vision Manawatu are proud to sponsor the "Best New Business Award" at the Feilding Business in Excellence Awards, which are held in July each year. 

Local Heroes

Manawatu has a proud track record of growing innovation, and Vision is proud to have worked alongside many companies and people as they embark and travel along some impressive journeys.

Vision Manawatu want to shine the spotlight on innovative business people and our communities to celebrate their achievements.  Often we are so focused on the journey that we forget to stop and celebrate the distance we have travelled. So Vision has created a platform to showcase the distance travelled by our region.

We are actively seeking businesses and people that are doing some inspirational and extraordinary things and tell their story.

If you are, or you know of a business, person and/or community that we should know about then please contact Vision Manawatu on 06 350 1830 or send us an email!