The Spark Business Stella Awards 2022 was about celebrating the businesses in the Taupō region and the resilience they have shown over the last two years. The challenges kept mounting, and businesses have ducked, dodged, upskilled, downsized, pivoted, or even oscillated to keep things going through these trying times. We celebrated with the Awards Evening on Saturday 3 September 2022 with 350 of Taupō's business community. See the full list of Spark Business Stella Awards Finalists and Winners here.
To align with this year’s theme, the categories and the awards programme format were updated to encompass a light-hearted and easily digestible approach. The categories focused on areas of achievement rather than business size or industry. There were team awards, for businesses that have worked together to stand tall in the face of adversity, and star performer awards for individuals who have shown themselves to be the shining lights of the company.