Trade Exhibitor of the Year Awards
Every trade exhibitor has the opportunity to win the Wanaka A&P Show Trade Exhibitor of the Year Award. There are two categories every year, one for small exhibitors and one for large exhibitors. Winners are judged on the amount of interest created in the exhibit, eye-catching aspects, originality, staff presentation, service and how the information is conveyed. Judges also consider how much impact an exhibit makes in relation to the size of the trade site, plus the level of interaction with customers.Every trade exhibitor has the opportunity to win!
Wanaka A&P Show Best Large Trade Exhibitor of the Year 2015
Congratulations to Hirepool/Civil Contractors NZ (Otago)/Hynds and Grandma Coleman’s Old Fashioned Jams and Chutneys – the 2015 winners! They were presented their ribbons by Speaker of the House and former Primary Industries Minister David Carter.
A combined effort by Hirepool, Civil Contractors NZ (Otago branch) and Hynds impressed judges to win the 2015 Best Large Trade Exhibitor. Their fun, interactive exhibit included a mini diggers for kids and adults to have a go at using heavy machinery. The display also included a 30-tonne excavator and large irrigation troughs. Hirepool’s Otago/Southland territory sales specialist Aaron Chave says it’s important for youngsters to experience what it’s like to work in the excavation industry.
From left: Upper Clutha A&P Society Agricultural Scholarship recipient Alannah Stalker, Society President Robbie Gibson, Hon. David Carter, Hirepool’s Aaron Chave, trade exhibit judge Chrissie Stevenson and Hynds branch manager Blair Sabiston.
Wanaka A&P Show Best Small Trade Exhibitor of the Year 2015
Riverton-based Grandma Coleman’s Old Fashioned Jams and Chutneys is the business of Samantha Dalton. Originally from Ireland, Samantha grew up watching and helping her Grandma Coleman make jams and chutneys and was inspired to start her business a few years ago. Using family recipes and hand-cut produce from around the region, Samantha is a regular at the Southern Farmers Market and various Shows. Samantha was delighted to be acknowledged by the Wanaka Show for her trade stall efforts.
Best Trade Exhibitors Site – Large and Small Results
Large – Plains Irrigators
Small – Catlin Soap Company
Large – Hirepool/Civil Contractors NZ (Otago)/Hynds
Small – Grandma Coleman’s Old Fashioned Jams and Chutneys
Large – Alpine Helicopters
Small – Vetlife
Large – Mainland Minerals
Small – TJ Slammer
Large – Humes
Small – TJ Slammer
Large Trade – Steve Scoles – Claas
Small Trade – The Complete Garden
Large – L10 Hynds Pipe Systems
Small – B18 Otautau Joinery Limited