Guild Honours

The Brewers Guild of New Zealand is a member based organisation whose strength comes from the collaboration of organisations and individuals within our industry.  

The Brewers Guild of New Zealand Honours program recognised the contribution by individuals to both the Brewers Guild as an organisation and from individuals within allied industries to making life for our brewers easier.

 

The Honours

Honorary Fellow

This is the Guild’s highest honour and is awarded sparingly to recognise the high level of achievement of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Brewers Guild of New Zealand.  

To be considered for Honorary Fellowship of the Brewers Guild, the person must have been active in the brewing industry for at least 10 years.  During this period, the person must have demonstrated a significant commitment to the aims and objectives of the Brewers Guild and have been actively involved in supporting the Brewers Guild to advance the interests of the New Zealand brewing industry.

The award of Honorary Fellow may be made to an individual who has worked for, or owned, a Brewers Guild member organisation.  However, the individual no longer need to be working within the Brewing Industry and/or their company does not need to be a member at the time of the Award.

 

Honorary Member

Honorary membership is awarded to a person distinguished in any of the technical, organisational or productive aspects of brewing who has been of material assistance to the Brewers Guild of New Zealand.

To be considered for Honorary Membership to the Brewers Guild, the person must have been active in the brewing industry for at least 3 years. During this period, the person must have demonstrated a commitments to the aims and objectives of the Brewers Guild and have been actively involved in supporting the Brewers Guild to advance the interests of the New Zealand brewing industry.

The award of Honorary Member may be made to an individual who has worked for, or owned, a Brewers Guild member organisation.  However, the individual no longer need to be working within the Brewing Industry and/or their company does not need to be a member at the time of the Award.

 

Industry Achievement Award

This honour is awarded to a person who has gained recognition for outstanding achievement in a field allied to the brewing industry.   This Honour is distinct from other Industry Awards at the New Zealand Beer Awards because it awards individuals rather than organisational achievements. 

To be considered for an Industry Achievement Award, the person must have been active in the brewing industry for at least 5 years.  During this time, the person will have demonstrated a commitment to supporting the interests of Brewers and actively going above and beyond in their conduct and service to make the day-to-day activities for brewers easier.  More than focusing on ‘just doing their job’ this award recognised excellence in customer service, positivity in attitude and a commitment to collaboration.

 

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations for the Honours Awards are initiated and supported by the Brewers Guild of New Zealand.

Nominations will be sought from the membership annually and awarded at the Gala Awards Dinner for the New Zealand Beer Awards.

The selection of Honours Awards recipients will be made by an Honours Committee comprising of an Honorary Fellow and two members of the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Board.

 

 

2019 Nominations Process

In 2019, nominations will be sought from the membership.  Nominations can be made via an online form and must include:

  1. Maximum One Page supporting statement that addresses the criteria Award criteria and clearly explains why the individual is worthy of receipt of the Award.
  2. Contact details for two references that will speak to the character and contribution of the individual being nominated.

 

The 2019 Nominations Form can be found HERE.  Nominations close on Friday 27 September 2019.