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Tall Poppy Finalist in 2019 Electra Business Awards

26 September, 2019

Tall Poppy is a finalist in the Electra Business Awards, in the Excellence Awards for Medium-Sized Businesses, and the Achievement Award for New Thinking.

Celebrating 25 years recognising business excellence in the Kāpiti and Horowhenua regions, the Electra Business Awards are New Zealand's longest-running business awards. Tall Poppy's head office is in Kāpiti, and Michael Seymour, Director of Tall Poppy, says it’s extra special for the company to feature as a Finalist in home territory. “We made a conscious decision to build a national company from a regional area and we have a deep sense of pride. Our growth in Kāpiti alone has been amazing. To become the top real estate company in Kāpiti, Otaki and fast approaching the same level in Levin is awesome,” says Michael Seymour.


Tall Poppy is also a Finalist for its new approach to Real Estate and is a Finalist in the New Thinking Category - acknowledging where business meets challenges, solves problems or develops new products or strategies.  Michael Seymour says the real estate sector is traditionally ‘old school’ and is proud their modern model is being recognised. “Our ‘new thinking’ rejects the traditional way of selling Real Estate. We use logic, common sense, a good dose of humility and modern business thinking to achieve this.  Each day, our business partners and their teams work tirelessly to provide fairer real estate to Kiwis and provide exceptional service. The success of Tall Poppy lies is in our model -  the rest of our tech tools (including instant video communication service BombBomb) is the cream on top. 

“We’re excited about the future and plans to grow the business - working with a great team and continuing to offer fantastic value to our customers,” says Michael Seymour. 

The Electra Business Awards will be held on Friday the 18th of October 2019. A full list of finalists is available here. Tall Poppy’s Finalist Nomination in the Electra Business Awards follows the company being recognised as one of the best large Real Estate Agencies at the 2019 REINZ Annual Awards.