Over 100 guests enjoyed a night of entertainment and awards at the annual NZACS Peter Jowett scholarship and awards evening at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland recently.


Our entertainment delivered a night of surprises, singing, comedy and general mischief-making.

The Peter Jowett speech competition was keenly contested by our five finalists. A 10-minute presentation was delivered by each contestant focusing on their identified opportunities in our industry. The two winners received a trip and accommodation to the NACS show in Las Vegas in October.

Peter Jowett Scholarship Finalists, left to right:
Giorgia VanDerLely – Unilever, Cameron Botica – B.A.T., Stephanie Scott – Signature Marketing, Korey Skipper – B.A.T., Gerard Ross – Drinks Collective

PJ Scholarship winners 2018 as voted by the companies represented in the audience:

Korey Skipper – B.A.T.

Cameron Botica – B.A.T.


NZACS Awards 2018

Best Service to Store – Coca-Cola Amatil

Best Administration Service – Frucor Suntory

Best Head Office Service & Support – Medium Supplier – Signature Marketing

Best Head Office Service & Support – Large Supplier – Unilever – Streets Ice Cream

Supreme Supplier Award – Unilever – Streets Ice Cream

Best Retail Group for Store Compliance – BP

Best Overall Retail Group – Z Energy

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