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NZBusiness+Management May 2019

NZBusiness + Management With two top business magazines combined into one digital issue, NZBusiness + Management offers a feast of information, inspiration and education for business leaders and owner managers from SME through to corporate. In Management our focus is to inspire New Zealand’s business leaders and the managers of today and tomorrow to succeed in business. NZBusiness was developed specifically for business owners, the editorial content is designed to inform, inspire and educate readers. Feature articles provide more in-depth information whilst profiles and case studies provide inspirational and aspirational content.

Country:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adrenalin Publishing Ltd
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
diversity and adversity

Welcome to our May issue – one that deserves to be branded the ‘diversity issue’ because we really do have a diverse selection of stories for you this month. Standouts include our inspiration piece on Grounded’s Ben Grant and Josh Kempton – who are on a mission to win the war on plastic waste with their home compostable packaging products – and Porana Overlocking’s Tim Lewin, who has built a thriving business despite living with a major disability. For the cover story we examine the remarkable world of Zuru’s Nick Mowbray – whose journey has involved countless twists and turns, highs and lows and a potentially debilitating illness – not-to-mention some rather high-stake lawsuits. It seems that the international toy marketplace is no place for the faint-hearted! If you’ve ever wondered exactly how artificial…

1 min.
new to nzbusiness.co.nz this month:

CREATING A MARKET WITHIN A MARKET IT’S ONE THING TO CREATE A NEW SERVICE OR PRODUCT, AND ANOTHER TO CREATE A MARKET FOR WHAT YOU’RE OFFERING. WELCOME TO CHRIS BUHMANN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY. INAUGURAL FAMILY BUSINESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED FAMILY BUSINESS CENTRAL IS TO HOST THE FIRST CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON THE UNIQUE NEEDS AND CHALLENGES OF FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES AND FARMS IN NEW ZEALAND. THE FUTURE OF WORK IS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS, NOT TECHNOLOGY AS TECHNOLOGY BECOMES MORE UBIQUITOUS A SHIFT IN VALUES IS OCCURRING, WITH MANY OF US INCREASINGLY PRIORITISING ANOTHER FORM OF CONNECTEDNESS – HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS.…

5 min.
snippets

NZ’S GRITTY BUSINESS BRAVERY AWARDS RETURN THE DAVID AWARDS are back in business – returning in 2019 to once again recognise the unsung heroes of New Zealand’s home-based and small businesses. After many years under the excellent stewardship of Bizbuzz.co.nz’s Heather Douglas, the popular 100 percent online-driven awards took a break last year, but are now back accepting entries (from May 1st through to mid-August). There are new sponsors, including Richard Conway’s PureSEO – supreme winner of the 2013 David Awards. He’s thrilled to be part of the team behind this year’s awards and one of the sponsors putting up great new prizes. The David Awards are all about celebrating those business owners whose sheer grit, courage and ingenuity place them firmly at the forefront of entrepreneurship in this country. If…

4 min.
making ground

War has been declared; the war against single-use soft plastic packaging. Ben Grant and Josh Kempton have seen the environmental impact of these plastics first-hand – particularly, in Ben’s case, within the hospitality industry. They’d talked about business ideas and opportunities many times over a number of years, but it was only when Ben sold his successful multimillion dollar restaurant chain Bird on a Wire in late 2018 that he came up with the idea of addressing the development of composting infrastructure. “I had a conversation with Josh around that, specifically around his experience from the packaging side, and the idea and focus [for Grounded] grew from that chat,” recalls Ben. “We realised there was this huge and rapidly growing part of the market that was being completely unserved. It was causing this…

1 min.
up for the challenge?

It doesn’t matter what sector your business operates in, Ben and Josh say it’s crucial to reduce and manage your carbon footprint. They use a framework from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation as a guideline: 1. Re-use model applied where relevant; reducing need/ reliance on single-use plastics. 2. All packaging 100 percent reusable, recyclable, or compostable. 3. All packaging re-used, recycled or composted, in practice. 4. Businesses have a responsibility to contribute towards end-of-life objectives. 5. The use of plastic is decoupled from the consumption of finite resources. 6. All packaging free of hazardous chemicals. For more go to: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/…

4 min.
deafness no barrier

Customers of Porana Carpet Overlocking on Auckland’s North Shore are in for a treat in May. It is New Zealand Sign Language Week early in the month and Porana Overlocking’s owner manager, Tim Lewin, plans to offer his customers free lessons in sign language when they visit his business. Tim and his wife Sam, a co-owner in the business, are both profoundly deaf and that brings with it a set of challenges different to what most business owners have to address. And the couple are not alone. The National Foundation for the Deaf website says that 880,000-plus New Zealanders live with a hearing loss and that 300,000-plus New Zealanders aged between 20 and 64 have a hearing loss. Tim and Sam bought the eight-year-old business in November 2017 from family friends, as the…