The Festival of Growth: Disruptive Business

14 December, 2018 by Jen Scouler, Business advice and strategy

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 Science of Innovation: Michelle Dickinson at Christchurch's Deloitte Private Club

14 December, 2018 by Felicity Clarke, Deloitte Private Club

Noted nanotechnologist, researcher and entrepreneur, Michelle Dickinson gave a fascinating talk at the recent Christchurch Deloitte Private Club. We caught up with her to discuss her work so far and the barriers to innovation.

Getting down to business: Blue River Dairy

14 December, 2018 by Jen Scouler, Q & A

Creating a world first product isn’t something that many companies can claim, but Blue River Dairy harnessed innovative thinking from their Invercargill base to craft something brand new. We talked to Marketing Manager, Gareth Lyness, about the compa

Our people: Melissa Collier

14 December, 2018 by Jen Scouler, Q & A

Deloitte partner, Melissa Collier, has a wealth of experience of working with clients, both large and small. We caught up with her to discuss her new involvement with the Deloitte Private space, and a recent exciting trip to visit the tech entreprene

2018 Master of Growth Winner: Southbase Construction

21 November, 2018 by Jen Scouler, Q & A

Southbase Construction took the top spot on the Fast 50 Master of Growth index last week. We spoke to Chief Financial Officer, Leon Brazier, to discuss Southbase Construction’s Fast 50 success and his team’s approach to running a national company.

2018 Fast 50 Winner: Electric Kiwi

21 November, 2018 by Jen Scouler, Q & A

Promising savings on electricity, power company Electric Kiwi took the number one place on the 2018 Fast 50 index. We spoke to CEO Luke Blincoe, to discuss his thoughts on the festival, the immediate effects of being a Fast 50 winner and the importan

2018 Rising Star Winner: Parkable

21 November, 2018 by Jen Scouler, Q & A

Taking the Fast 50 Rising Star crown this year was parking app company, Parkable, a digital solution to Auckland’s congested spaces. After their win, we spoke to CEO Toby Littin to discuss Parkable’s success and his priorities for a fantastic busines

Feature story: The 2018 Festival of Growth

12 November, 2018 by Jen Scouler, Announcements

Catch up on the biggest event in the Deloitte Private calendar - the Fast 50 Festival of Growth, Held at Auckland's Villa Maria, the event hosted amazing speakers and celebrated New Zealand's fastest growing companies.

The Fast 50 foodies: Feeding New Zealand’s tasty obsession

24 October, 2018 by Jen Scouler, Business advice and strategy

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,

Adaptive Insights: What can it do for your business?

23 October, 2018 by Andrew Wood,

Adaptive Insights is the new kid on the block when it comes to financial software, but is it worth a try? We look at what this system brings to businesses.

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