Business celebrated in Te Puke

Michelle Bennett and Lance Ewens from Bennetts Proactive with Jenny Dohnt, John Dohnt and Warren Dohnt, centre, from Jellicoe Industrial Park with their 2018 Te Puke Business Awards.

A Te Puke property management and investment company has taken home top honours at the 2018 Te Puke Business Awards.

Jellicoe Industrial Park also won the Ag/Hort/Industrial category of the awards – an award it has won previously.

The company specialises in industrial building leases and new builds for businesses that want to set up in Te Puke.

Directed by the father and son team of John and Warren Dohnt, Jellicoe Industrial Park manages around five hectares of industrial land in the district, and has 26 tenants.

Warren says they were “humbled” to receive the Supreme Award.

“It reflects a lot of hard work on our strategic goals and vision for the business in Te Puke,” says Warren. “We’re a huge supporter of Te Puke and Te Puke businesses.

“Tania McGahey, who runs our property management side, is also an integral part of the business, providing a wonderful service to all of our tenants.”

The 2018 Te Puke Business Awards were held last Friday night at the Te Puke War Memorial Hall, and included former NZ rugby sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens as the guest speaker.

Other winners on the night were Street to Surf Clothing (Retail), The Daily Cafe (Food and Beverage), Dobsons (Service), Kansai Sushi (Emerging Business) and Jenny Wooten (Employee of the Year).

Commendations went to Taryn Komene from Tony’s Kebabs and Pizzas, Archway Group, Mitre 10, Pongakawa Service Centre, Tarnix Security and Marigold Cafe.

The awards, now in their 11th year, are run by Te Puke Economic Development Group.