YEAR: 2015


Addington Raceway and Events Centre claimed a major coup last month when they were recognised at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards. Awarded the title in the Retail/Hospitality Category for medium to large enterprise, Addington saw off all competitors - continuing the rise and rise of the business side of the operation at harness racing headquarters in the South Island.

The advent of events such as Christmas at the Races as well as a high patronage prior to rugby matches at the next door AMI Stadium has undoubtedly lifted the profile of the Addington landscape with more and more foot traffic making its way through their doors.

Addington chief executive, Dean McKenzie said the award was justification for all the hard work put in by the team. "Although our business has been part of the fabric of our city for over 100 years, it would be fair to say it has changed dramatically, particularly in the past few years," McKenzie said. "Receiving this award certainly makes it feel like all the hard work has not gone unnoticed, which is always nice."

Described in the Awards winners list as Canterbury's leading multipurpose racing and events venue, Addington received their award for providing an exceptional hospitality and entertainment venue for its guests.

McKenzie said the success wouldn't have happened without a lot of input from behind the scenes. "I am sure our Board will join with me in thanking all our customers, members, suppliers and key partners who have all played a massive role in the transformation of our business. Without them we would simply not be where we are today. But above all, we would like to thank and acknowledge our team for their hard ongoing work, enthusiasm and dedication to the organisation."


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