Buggy maker, Pumpkin Patch up for trade awards

01:43, Jan 31 2009
EASY RIDER: Wellington's Phil&teds buggy company and children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch are finalists for this year's NZ-US export awards.

A buggy maker and a children's clothing company are among the companies up for recognition of their trade with the United States.

The American Chamber of Commerce-UPS Success & Innovation Awards will be held in Auckland on September 12.

Bilateral trade between New Zealand and the United States is worth over $9 billion and the awards recognise companies involved in the import, export, and investment sectors between the two countries.

A new award will honour an individual who has raised the profile of New Zealand in the USA.

Finalists include children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch and Wellington's Phil&teds buggy maker, as well as Auckland's Actronic Technologies, McConnell Dowell Constructors, and Fletcher Building.

Previous winners of the Supreme Award have included Zespri International, Peace Software, Airways Corporation, HumanWare, Tenon, Orion Systems International and Zeacom.