Our Awards

Posted in News
Published: 23/11/2019

Founded in 2011, ahead of the Rugby World Cup, Look After Me has won or been a finalist in highly sought after business and industry awards, often beating bigger competitors. These awards reflect our commitment to you, our guests and our hosts. Through these Awards we celebrate the passion our team has for upholding the very best of hospitality in New Zealand. 

2015: New Zealand 'David' Business Awards -  Triumph over Adversity, Winner

Look After Me won the Most Outstanding Triumph over Adversity in recognition for Founder, Julia Charity  who has succeeded in spite of challenges beyond the usual.  For Julia these include a series of significant setbacks, including having to start her business all over again after being ripped off, restoring her health after sustaining a brain injury and working through a considerable financial crisis.  

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2015: New Zealand 'David' Business Awards -  Solo Meo, Finalist

Look After Me was a finalist for the Solo Meo Award which recognizes a solo business owner who runs their business single-handedly. It recognises Julia’s all-round business excellence, from concept through to execution. 


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2015: Rotorua X Start-up Pitch Night -  Best Commercial Pitch, Winner

Look After Me Accommodation Network won the 'Best Commercial Pitch' and took home a share of the $8000 prize pool. Judges were impressed with the quality of the pitch and the vision for the business. This was the second year in a row Look After Me had secured one of the major prizes. 

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2015: New Zealand Innovation Awards -  Marketing and Communications Category, Finalist 

This is the most prestigious award of it is kind in NZ for innovation. It is awarded to outstanding New Zealanders for their contribution to innovation. The marketing and communications category is highly competitive and Look After Me was ranked alongside much larger, well-established and better funded businesses. It was awarded for our contribution in bringing Korean and Chinese TV Shows 'Daady, where are we Going? to New Zealand - which featured celebrities staying with real kiwis. The shows were were involved in, were watched globally by 1.4 billion and secured a new global social media of 20 billion mentions on Weibo (Chiense Facebook). 
2014: Rotorua X Start-up Pitch Night -  People's Choice, Winner
Look After Me Accommodation Network won the 'People's Choice' Award, chosen by the audience at the Inagural Rotorua X Start-Up Pitch night. 
2014: Rotorua X Start-up Pitch Night -  Commercial Pitch, Runner up
The Judge's chose Look After Me Accommodation Network, as the Runner-Up for the Best commerical pitch at the Inaugural Start-Up Pitch Night. ...
2013: Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards -  Best Emerging Business, Finalist
Look After Me Ltd was a Finalist in the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Founder and director Julia Charity was proud to named in this prestigious award and reflected years of hard work to take Look After Me from an idea on a page to New Zealand's largest and fastest growing on-line accommodation market place.