Executive chairman of Endeavour Capital, Petone-born Neville Jordan was presented with the science and technology award by Mayor Wallace before being named supreme winner at the Wellingtonian of the Year event.
Mayor Wallace congratulated Neville who has maintained strong links with Lower Hutt through his successful business career.
“Neville has long supported and encouraged innovation and new ideas and actively engaged in helping emerging enterprises.
“We are growing as a progressive science and technology valley with more than 800 businesses working in these sectors and contributing heavily to the $5 billion science and technology pumps into the economy.”
Mayor Wallace says Neville justly deserves his title of Wellingtonian of the Year after a lifetime of commitment to the region.
“Neville is a true inspiration for people with good ideas that will benefit New Zealand in the future,” he says.
Mayor Wallace also congratulated Irene Livingstone from Petone who received a community award for work with the Hutt Rape Counselling Network.