Feature story: The 2017 Festival of Fast Growth

16 November, 2017 by Emily McLean,

See the full 2017 Deloitte Fast 50 index here.

Another year, another hugely successful Festival of Fast Growth at Villa Maria. It was a privilege for us to recognise and celebrate our country’s fastest growing businesses and mix with some of the bes…

The 2017 Deloitte regional Fast 50 winners

29 September, 2017 by Emily McLean, Announcements

It was a night of talent and high spirits as the Fast 50 regional celebration events took place around the country last Thursday, 28 September.

With 2017 seeing a record number of entries into the Fast 50 programme, it was great to witness the calib…

Exceptional Entrepreneur: Brianne West

26 September, 2017 by Emily McLean,

You may recognise this talented entrepreneur as being part of BNZ's Supersize SME journey, where she was selected by a panel to receive guidance on how to grow her business. Not that she isn't already on a huge trajectory. As the founder of Ethique, …

Exceptional Entrepreneur: Mark Berryman

04 August, 2017 by Emily McLean,

Since starting his first business at the ripe age of 20, Mark Berryman has gone from strength to strength. He currently has a staff of over 50 and his business has been featured on the Deloitte Fast 50 index twice. On top of that, he's been contribut

Exceptional entrepreneur: Johnny Farquhar

05 May, 2017 by Emily McLean, Expert insights

Meet this month's entrepreneur, Johnny Farquhar, who has come up with a novel way for employers to quickly get to know prospective employees instead of wading through paper CVs.

His video platform allows job hunters to upload dynamic videos of thems…

Exceptional entrepreneur: Liam Houlahan

05 April, 2017 by Emily McLean,

As the founder of a start up helping men dress their best, Liam Houlahan has learnt a thing or two about style. More so than that, he's learnt what it takes to adjust to the market, develop relationships and learn fast in the world of business. He ex…

Exceptional entrepreneurs: Collaborate

27 March, 2017 by Emily McLean,

At the BNZ Start-up Alley recently, a Wellington team made up of four young women took home a bonus prize for their app that matches young people with volunteer opportunities that are relevant to their skills and interests. Hear what co-founder, Holl…

Landing in the USA

26 October, 2016 by John Holt, Expert insights

Meet John Holt. He's the co-founder and chair of Kiwi Landing Pad - a not-for-profit organisation set up with Sam Morgan in 2010. Its focus is on helping share knowledge through curating a community of entrepreneurs and innovators and helping them la…

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