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Vision Insurance Bed & Breakfast Business Excellence Awards 


Coming soon - the Excellence Award Programme for 2022

To see our previous Award Winners - click here



We want to celebrate, recognise and share your ups and downs, the successes and hard work you put into your business with everyone.

Our Business Excellence Awards are really a case where size doesn’t matter.  They're about what you've done with your business and how you’ve you done it to make it into what it is today.

We are looking forward to recognising you for your hard work and achievements.

Donna Brooke, President, said about last year's entries:

"I have never been prouder of being a part of the NZ B&B community than I was reading the entries.  The incredible care and hospitality shared with guests to their homes was inspiring"


2020 Vision Insurance Bed & Breakfast Supreme Business Award Winners - Garth & Angie London, Whakaipo Lodge, said:

"We found it an excellence process to go through as it encourages a review of your B&B and also to focus on and re-think business planning and where to in the future.  The recognition we received from within the Association and wider community has been incredibly useful in promoting our boutique lodge and assisting us with strong bookings throughout the year. We would encourage all Bed & Breakfast Association members to enter these Awards – there’s even an excellent mentor programme to get you on the right track. It’s a golden opportunity to benchmark your business against New Zealand’s best B&Bs.”

Garth & Angie London
2019 Vision insurance Bed & Breakfast Award Winners - Anthea & Brian Harvey, Bellbird Lodge, said:

"We found the whole process to be extremely beneficial and it wasn't as difficult as we thought! It was all very worthwhile and also thought provoking. It gave us the opportunity to reflect on all we have accomplished since we established Bellbird Lodge in 2001.  It enabled us to look objectively at our business practices and to plan and it also allowed us to prove to ourselves that we have achieved what we set out to achieve 18 years ago."

Brian and Anthea Harvey



Start now ...

Download our Excellence Awards Programme 2021 Information Pack now and start your journey towards celebrating your success.



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Who can enter?

Any member of Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand.


The Awards Programme provides you with the opportunity to be involved in a robust process that helps raise the profile of your operation and gain recognition for your achievements.

Categories - 

There are three categories to choose from:

Vision Insurance Essence of B&B of the Year Award - This Award recognises our members who go out of their way to provide an exceptional hosting experience for their guests within their business, their region and New Zealand.

Vision Insurance Rising Star of the Year Award - This Award is open to members who have been in business for fewer than two years. 

Vision Insurance Exceptional Bed & Breakfast of the Year Award - This Award is open to full members of the Association who have been operating their business two or more years.


    1. The awards are about celebrating you and your business and the size doesn’t matter.  They're about what you've done with your business and how you’ve you done it to make it into what it is today.
    2. You may enter more than one category

Vision Insurance Supreme Bed & Breakfast of the Year Award - the winner of this award is chose from the winners of each of the three categories.

Need help?

We have mentors who are available to help you with the entry process. Our two mentors Nick James, Annick House, and Liz Webster, Websters on Wanaka, are available to help you through the process.  Entering any awards programme is time consuming but so rewarding!  Nick and Liz will be available to help support you and provide you with plenty of guidance where needed.

Click here to register for the mentoring programme.

Entries Close -  

26 February 2021

Be innovative, Be creative, Be concise & Celebrate your success

To see our previous Award Winners

click here

To see interviews with our previous Award Winners

click here


2021 Vision Insurance Bed & Breakfast Excellence Awards Programme

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