2022 Finalists

Congratulations to our 2022 Finalists

Finalists look adversity in the eye - and slay it!

After what has been another highly challenging year for businesses throughout New Zealand, a strong field of finalists in The David Awards 2022 have been announced.

“2022 delivered another outstanding crop of David's, dominated by solid performers,” says Judge Glenn Baker. “ In the end the businesses which stood out demonstrated outstanding discipline and achievement across marketing, financials, values and management. Above all, they looked adversity in the eye and slayed it!”

The consistent high standard of entry made judging a challenge too, says Glenn, but the judges were impressed by solid balance sheet performances and consistent business growth. “To perform so strongly in what was another tumultuous year under Covid restrictions demonstrated the strength, determination and marketing nous of these business owners,” he adds.

“The ‘Solo Meo’ category which recognises one-person businesses, is always huge and our ‘Most Outstanding Social Impact’ category, introduced last year, has been extremely popular”, says Heather. Judge Dave Rouse agrees a strong focus on sustainability comes through in several categories. "This year the Awards took a noticeable step up in ESG. I was delighted to see the element of Environmental & Social Governance being included as a foundation for business excellence, that businesses were proud of. That has created better brand alignment with their customers, resulting in improved financial outcomes - all while improving the world & community we live in."

The Most Outstanding Established Business

Brandsitters Digital

Draper Cormack



The Most Outstanding Fledgling Business

Revolve Electrical Solutions

The Chopping Block

The Vegan Treatory

The Most Outstanding Social Impact Award 

Grow Good

Ngapae Holiday Park

Rebel Business School Aotearoa

Sense Data

The Most Innovated Business      

Block Dock



Tora Collective

Solo Meo Award         

Block Dock

Dust & Glow

Fair Play

Niche Nibbles

Sense Data

The Most Inspired Use of Marketing                           

Lauren Parsons Wellbeing


The Lifeworks Company

The Most Outstanding Triumph Over Adversity                                

Aunts Garden

Monika Olsen Design    

ThreeSixty Osteopathy


Voting for the People's Choice Award closed at 5 p.m. 30 September.

Join us on this site on 14 October at 11 am for a video announcement of the Category Winners and Supreme Winner of The David Awards 2022.