2021 WINNERS

Judges have praised Frank Witowski, owner of Hybrid Bikes and 2021 Supreme Winner of The David Awards, New Zealand’s small, home and micro business awards.

“Hybrid Bikes is an outstanding example of a niche business with a premium offering, punching well above its weight in a challenging market, while supporting and remaining connected to its local community, and staying climate positive. A thoroughly deserving winner.”

“Frank has applied his engineering and entrepreneurial skills to an innovative business venture and worked persistently hard to realise his vision – to develop and market a premium product; one that has excellent export potential”

Frank himself is thrilled with his results: “I’m excited! We’ve worked so hard since day one to establish a brand in New Zealand for New Zealanders and to get that recognition is amazing!”

“On behalf of Voyager Internet, congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners. As a New Zealand telco that serves thousands of home and small businesses across the country, we understand firsthand the huge amount of blood, sweat, and tears that go into running your own company. This – especially in these challenging times - is a major achievement in itself. We are thrilled to be able to gift Frank with a luxury weekend away, so they can take some well-earned time to relax and unwind!” -Deidre Steyn, Voyager Chief Commercial Officer

2021 Winners:

SUPREME WINNER

Hybrid Bikes

THE MOST OUTSTANDING FLEDGLING BUSINESS

Winner:

ResolvePay

Finalists:

Lusid Beauty

Nine Yards Consulting

Secret Kiwi Kitchen

Straw the Line NZ


THE MOST OUTSTANDING ESTABLISHED BUSINESS

Winner:

Hybrid Bikes

Highly Commended:

Flexiroof

Finalists:

Freerange Works

Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe

Keetrax

Stone Arrow

WaltersPR


THE MOST OUTSTANDING TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY

Winner:

Charity Tea

Finalists:

Draper Cormack Group


THE MOST INNOVATIVE BUSINESS

Winner:

Adroit

Finalists:

Flexiroof

Stone Arrow


THE MOST INSPIRED USE OF MARKETING

Winner:

Nine Yards Consulting

Finalists:

Deputy Donuts

Lusid Beauty

RiRa Events

Secret Kiwi Kitchen

Vu Jewellers


THE MOST OUTSTANDING SOCIAL IMPACT

Winner:

Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe

Highly Commended:

She Moves Fitness Collective

Finalists:

Connect Chiropractic

Go to Girl

Sense Data


SOLO MEO AWARD

Winner:

Tradie HR

Highly Commended:

AwesoME Inc

Finalists:

Lauren Parsons Wellbeing

Nine Yards Consulting

WaltersPR


THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Winner:

Charity Tea