The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and Hilary Cutfield, chair of LinkT Young People in Business, are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Young Read Woudberg LinkT Awards and Ball 2017. This year saw a record number of entrants.

Adam Taylor

The judges were impressed with the standard of each business and say they found judging the winner in each category challenging. Other elements that impressed the judges was the commitment that each of the entrants showed to the Bay, their approach to growing their business and the opportunity here in the Bay was quite refreshing.They all had an approach to a great workplace environment where you worked hard, and in some cases – surfed hard. They appreciated that doing great global business was important and they sought it out, but they could do that here from the Bay with everything that it offered.

This year’s winner of the Young Read Woudberg Business Owner award is Adam and Jamee Taylor of ata (formerly known as Adam Taylor Architecture). These are young business owners with a great future, already Adam’s designs are becoming a feature in the local landscape, and he is now working across the country. The judges were impressed with Adam’s approach to excellence in sustainable and innovative practices and his philosophy around the work life balance.

“Congratulations to the Awards winners – we’re sure this is a stepping stone to even greater business success.”

– Exert from sunlive ‘Young People in Business Recognised’.