The Icehouse Business Owner Programme


We are delighted to partner with The Icehouse to deliver The Business Owner Programme – an opportunity for Southland business owners to work together to learn new business skills, make connections, network, and redesign their businesses for the future. 
Who is it for
Owners of businesses with:

  • An annual turnover of between $1M to $3M 
  • FTE staff of three or more.

What is it?
A practical programme in a unique learning environment; providing owners with the tools, support, and connections to drive progress and create a better business. 

Owners learn new skills to run their businesses including:

  • Deciding where the business will operate and how it will win in the future
  • Driving growth from the top – Leadership, Mindset & Resilience
  • Building a high performing team and culture in the business
  • Transforming how the business wins sales and why customers choose them
  • Generating growth through digital / social media channels
  • Building a Business Growth Plan to keep focussed.

Click here to download Icehouse Business Owner Programme brochure (PDF), and click here to listen to Icehouse Podcast 166Southland Business Owner Programme featuring Kate French, Hoani Cooper and Sheree Carey. 

This is a three-month practical programme, delivered over three full-day in-person group interactive sessions: 

  • Workshop 1 – 30 April 2024, Invercargill 
  • Workshop 2 – 4 June 2024, Invercargill  
  • Workshop 3 – 30 July 2024, Invercargill  
  • Followed by an optional one-on-one coaching session for each business to focus on the next steps – virtual or in-person based on facilitator availability.   .

Facilitator – Jamie Brock
Jamie Brock works with a number of Icehouse customers around the country, helping them to improve their business performance. He challenges business owners’ thinking, pushing and encouraging them to go further than they thought possible.

Jamie is an experienced senior executive, who prior to joining The Icehouse led some of New Zealand’s largest sales and marketing teams. Jamie’s clients value his practical experience gained hands-on across several industries and companies.

"My approach is to help teams to get aligned on where they are wanting to take their business, how they need to behave and what strategies they need to implement."  Jamie Brock, Icehouse Coach and Facilitator 

"Working with Jamie has literally saved me from throwing in the towel. In only 6 months I have gained so much knowledge and an entirely new skillset around what it takes to make a business viable, sustainable and scaleable. He has a wealth of knowledge in marketing & strategy advice that he is only too happy to gift away as he genuinely wants to see your business succeed. I have found my confidence again to keep my dream business growing, and have him to thank.”  Business Owner Programme Alumni

Members: $4,500+gst three-month total).
Second person from the same member business: $3,750+GST
Guests: $5,970+gst 

Regional Business Partner (RBP) Management Capability Fund
This programme is registered with the RBP Management Capability Development Fund. To explore if your business is eligible for support contact your local Regional Business Growth Advisor at or register your business here. Your Regional Growth Advisor will advise you on your eligibility for capability development funding (up to $5,000 per annum). Find out more by visiting

Application process

  • Potential participants to complete an application form with details of their business and objectives to determine suitability for the programme and group composition
  • Participant registrations on the programme, including checking of criteria, will be completed by the Icehouse team.
Participant preparation
Participants begin the programme by completing the Centigrade™ online business health check tool to learn about the strengths and opportunities for their business.
Don't delay, join the Business Owner Programme to accomplish your biggest goals yet!



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