Lewis Road Creamery's founder, Peter Cullinane, has worked hard to build a strong brand. We asked him about his company's outspoken voice, their direct line to customers and the chocolate milk craze that took New Zealand by storm.
TOP 10 Holiday Parks’s digital approach to online bookings
TOP 10 Holiday Parks CEO, David Ovendale, shares his company's digital approach to marketing holiday destinations across New Zealand, including a new virtual tool.
Preparing for a business exit: when to do it and how to start
Business growth comes with exciting benefits – profit, expansion, industry recognition. However, once a business has reached full maturity, for many owners it can be the right time to make an exit and pass on the reins to someone else. Our exit guide
Financial strategy and raising capital: Maximising the value of private businesses
Private businesses of all sizes have growth ambitions to maximise the value of their business. We’ve looked into the crucial elements of ensuring a successful financial future and the benefits and challenges of a foray into capital raising.
New year, new outlook: Building a business plan
29 January, 2019 by Jen Scouler,
The New Year is a time associated with big resolutions, ambitious dreams and lofty goals. For entrepreneurs and company leaders, it’s also the perfect time to examine their business plans. Find out how to get started, and what you should be including
The Festival of Growth: Disruptive Business
The age of tradition is over - innovative young companies are finding new ways to disrupt the status quo and challenge established brands. In this article, we look at the strength of disruption and its lasting effect on business approach.
The Fast 50 foodies: Feeding New Zealand’s tasty obsession
New Zealand is fortunate to have lots of innovative businesses ready to fill Kiwis' hungry stomachs. Three of them are racing ahead in terms of growth, and feature on this year's Fast 50 index. In our feature, we look at their unique origin stories,
Exceptional entrepreneur: Wyn Ackroyd
02 August, 2018 by Alice Potter,
API Talent are Amazon Web Services experts who ranked 12th on the 2017 Fast 50 index with a whopping 408% revenue growth. Co-founder, Wyn Ackroyd, shares his thoughts.
Getting down to business: The Mrs Higgins story
05 July, 2018 by Tim Lee,
Mrs Higgins manufactures and markets a range of products including cookies, slices and preformed cookie dough. When the business out grew its existing manufacturing facility they decided they needed to find a partner to support the business through i
Getting down to business: Exit strategy with Simon Chapman
05 July, 2018 by Alice Potter,
Deloitte Private Partner, Simon Chapman, helps business owners realise the value of their hard work. Simon assesses his clients' capital needs and long-term business ownership options.