Records broken everywhere at our 2023 event

  • Most ever entries in the Scholarship competition – 12
  • Most ever audience attendees at the afternoon competition – 120+
  • Most ever attendees at the award night – 160
  • Life membership awarded

Farewell to Peter Morton

We were proud to present Peter Morton with a life membership to NZACS in recognition of his 26 years of service as treasurer to the association.

Peter is only the second life member of the association after Roger Bull our prior chairman. As a founding partner of Herbert Morton over 35 years ago Peter has not only served NZACS but has represented more than 100 service stations and automotive customers as part of his accounting practice.

We wish both him and Brigid well in his retirement.

Peter Jowett Scholarship

The competition question for 2023…..

You run a medium volume independent service station with shop, car wash, a basic food offer operating 18 hours, 7 Days per week. You have just been informed that you were unsuccessful in your application to gain a tobacco resellers licence from July 2024. Your current tobacco sales are $750kpa generating around $80,000 in gross profit annually. This will likely negatively impact some of your local C-store and fuel competition also who are losing tobacco sales.
How do you propose to bridge the shortfall in foot traffic and profit?

All finalists prepared and presented well researched and innovative concepts which were judged by attending companies to arrive at the winner and runner up.

Kimberly Slatter from Imperial was runner up and Stuart Lowe from BP was our winner this year. They both won a trip to the Melbourne study Tour in August this year.

Peter Jowett Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Peter Jowett Scholarship Finalists

NZACS Peter Jowett Scholarship finalists 2023

From left to right:

Alice Harris – Cookie Time / Kimberley Slatter – Imperial / Sophie Bennet – Tip Top / Jess McLorinan – Frucor / Matt Wilson – BP / Stuart Lowe – BP

Winner and Runner Up

NZACS Awards

Our annual awards were also held in the evening with the sparkling Hilary Barry as our guest MC. Hilary added the star power humour and excitement for the many deserving winners.

And the winners are…..

Tip Top Ice Cream

Sophie Bennet (PJ Finalist) Phil Gleeson, Katherine Benefield, Tracey Fookes, Sam Oldfield

- Best Service to Stores (Chilled/Frozen/Perishable)
- Best Delivery Service to Stores
- Best Head Office Support - Large Supplier
- Supreme Supplier Award

Cookie Time

Best Service to Store (Packaged Products)


Best Administration Support to Stores


Best / Most Consistent Stock Supply to Stores

Signature Marketing NZ Ltd

Best Head Office Service and Support - Medium Supplier
1st equal

Alt NZ Ltd

Best Head Office Service and Support - Medium Supplier
1st equal


Best Retail Group for Store Execution (Regional Retail Group)

Z Energy

Best Retail Group for Store Execution (National Retail Group)

Frucor for V Refresh

Best New Product Launch

Daryl Webster - Z Energy

Category Manager of the Year

Robyn Wake - Frucor

Key Account Manager of the Year

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