Bartercard’s Big Move
Feb15

Bartercard’s Big Move

    Bartercard New Zealand CEO John Scott takes on Australia, combining trans-Tasman operations, bridging the gap for networking across the ditch. Contrary to his new title, John Scott is taking off his CEO cap and stepping back into his apprentice shoes as he enters a new market. “As with anything when you take over a new business, or get involved in it, you have to go in with an open mind and open eyes,” he explains, “You...

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Leeann Watson – The New Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce CEO
Feb02

Leeann Watson – The New Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce CEO

  Leeann Watson has always taken great pride in seeking out opportunities, putting herself forward and giving it her best — climbing the ladder rung by rung. Her latest opportunity got her to the top. Stepping into 2018 as the new CEO of The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, Leeann admits, is a humbling feeling. “I am proud to be given the opportunity to lead the organisation. We have an incredibly talented team at The...

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Driving the Digital Revolution
Dec14

Driving the Digital Revolution

  Global tech giant Cisco has built its culture around giving. So when Mark Cathro, creator of Auckland-based emergency services charity fundraising event series, Rescue Run, approached Cisco’s New Zealand country manager, Dave Wilson, about sponsoring the event, it was a natural coming together of two likeminded visionaries.  To sum Cisco up fleetingly is the antithesis of its nature, but simply put, Cisco created the technology...

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Catalysing People Power
Nov23

Catalysing People Power

  Just when you thought he’d reached the pinnacle, Derek Handley pulls another rabbit out of his hat. I would list all that he has accomplished since he began his entrepreneurial journey, but my word count won’t allow it. However, I won’t demean its relevance, all is well worth the mention. In more recent times, you may recognise Derek from his appearance with John Campbell and Nigel Latta on their television show What’s Next,...

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The Brutal Truth
Nov02

The Brutal Truth

  The business of water: A conversation about conservation. Name one thing you enjoy doing and I can guarantee it requires water. No matter your occupation, vocation, lifestyle necessities; everything depends on a clean supply of quality H2O and such a supply, contrary to popular belief, is not everlasting.  It falls from the sky. It collects in pockets underground. Its runs off mountainsides into streams, rivers and lakes. But...

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The Electric Revolutionaries
Oct12

The Electric Revolutionaries

  Jamie Bennett and Patrick Broadbent are proof that you don’t need a tuxedo to be successful. They are about as laidback as it gets, but laidback with just the right mix of tenacity and stubbornness- which Jamie says is the reason their business Snap Rentals is going from strength to strength. The two lad’s friendship blossomed the same way most good friendships do – by finding mutual ground. This mutual ground was discovered...

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