On a beautiful Southland evening, Southland Leadership Academy Alumni were invited to come along to this session to learn how to have courageous conversations – that effect positive and permanent change.
Our first BNZ Biz Bites for 2020, was a capacity crowd. Today we hosted NZAS CEO and General Manager, Stew Hamilton.
This afternoon Nehal Davison, Principal Advisor, Labor & Immigration Policy, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment consulted with our members around law changes that are being consider which could affect contractors.
Congratulations to our Southland Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy graduates today! Our new Alumni include Andie Sherlock, Royal Wolf NZ Brent Webster, EIS Group Ltd Carl Hamilton, Jennian Homes Southland Ltd Charlotte McCurdy, Todd & Co Realty Christina (Tina) McColgan, Careerforce Christine Shearer, Habitat for Humanity Invercargill Courtney Forde, Presbyterian Support Southland Daniel Alexander, Invercargill […]
Congratulations to our Stewart Island Rakiura Southland Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy graduates. Our new Alumni include Bridget Carter, Predator Free Rakiura Charlotte Jenkinson, Stewart Island Four Square Cherie Hemsley, Department of Conservation Edward Small, Rakiura Charters and Water Taxi Josephine Shepard, Stewart Island Experience, Real Journeys Kirsten Hicks, Southland District Council Kylie Bakker, Stewart […]
On Friday we hosted members and guests to the inaugural Southland Chamber of Commerce ‘Women Inspiring Women Conference NOT Conference’ at the impressive Bill Richardson Transport World. We had the privileged of being inspired from our five inspirational leaders – Tania Kura, Jackie Clark, Jocelyn O’Donnell, Rebecca Keoghan MNZM and international guest speaker, Karin Volo. […]
Congratulations to all the graduates at the annual TradeQual Awards held on Friday 8 November 2019. Presentations took place during a Gala Dinner at the Ascot Park Hotel. Gareth Dykes from FI Innovations, was not only the guest speaker, but a graduate himself. An inspirational story from Gareth and his journey to the success of […]
Blue Sky Meats have taken home the Westpac 2019 Supreme Award along with winning the Findex Primary and Primary Services Sector Awards and were also finalists in the Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award.
Congratulations to our new Southland Leadership Academy Alumni Adam Ronald, Bonisch Consultants Brian Hopley, Rugby Southland Carla Harper, FMG Claire Hunter, VetSouth NZ David Denholm, Southern Steel Windows Ltd Fiona Adams, Habitat for Humanity Invercargill Kirsty Bell, Invercargill City Council Mike Sanford, What’s On Invers Michael Flynn, BDO Invercargill Rachael Poole, HW Richardson Group Steve […]
This morning at Bill Richardson Transport World Export Southland hosted Ali Hamilton, Lead Adviser and John Riley, Unit Manager, Trade Policy Engagement Unit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We heard about the latest on the EU – NZ free trade agreement and where negotiations were at. Thank you to Geoff Finnerty, Chair […]
Yesterday we enjoyed an inspirational presentation from the lovely Angela Strang from Miss Stage about her journey to financial freedom. Thank you to our sponsors BDO Invercargill, BNZ Invercargill , Southern Institute of Technology, H&J Smith Department Store, HR South. Also to Kelvin Hotel Invercargill for the venue, and to our coffee and cake sponsor […]
Our second intake of the Southland Leadership Academy graduated today. Congratulations to our 12 new Alumni Aaron Higham, BDO Invercargill Alexis Wadworth, BNZ/Bare Hill Farming Partnership Amanda Kingi-Potiki, Hokonui Runanga Research and Development Jaime McNaught, McCallums Group Selector Uniforms Janina Bautista-Santos, Blue River Dairy LP Jason Paul, South Port NZ Ltd John Mander, Migamz Ltd […]
LOOK OUT SOUTHLAND! Our first intake of the Southland Leadership Academy graduated today, celebrating in style! Congratulations to Brenda Nom, Brenda Nom Ltd Catherine Frost, EIS Group Ltd Dave Bennie, Focus Technology Group Debbie Hodges, E Hayes & Sons Ltd Erin McCall, Market South Hayden Mikkelsen, South Port NZ Ltd Jenny Green, Southland District Council […]
This morning we had the privileged to share a breakfast with Hon Paula Bennett. The MP for Upper Harbour and has served in Parliament since 2005. Paula shared her life story, the struggles as a young solo Mum, from growing up in a staunch family, with a father whom taught her resilience – a skill […]
Congratulations to all those who participated in the Eastern Southland Golf Tournament. We had 17 teams – 68 participants. Some insider trading became evident as taking out the winners title was Sam Grant’s Craigs Investment Partners team on 49 followed by Julian Morris’s Craigs Investments team 50.7 and ANZ on 51.8. Closest to the pin […]
Last night members jumped on a bus and headed to McNab for a tour of Mataura Valley Milk. The nutrition plant is a $240 million start-up business. The purpose-built nutrition plant, is one of the world’s most technologically advanced, employs 78 highly skilled staff, and started production in August 2018. Thanks to Brent Robinson, Project […]
The Export Southland Recognition Awards were held tonight, Friday 21 September at the Ascot Park Hotel. The Export Southland Trust hosted the Minister for Trade & Export Growth Hon. David Parker and over 250 other dignitaries, export businesses and their supporters at the prestigious awards dinner, a record number of attendees. Export Southland Chairman Graham […]
The Export Southland Recognition Awards Dinner was held Friday 9th September to recognise the value of export activity within the Southland economy and celebrate the role businesses and passionate individuals make to our region’s economic wellbeing. Acting Chair of Export Southland, Nigel Gear said, “The dinner is an excellent opportunity for exporters and supporters to […]
The Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards 2015 winners are: Westpac Supreme Award Recognising a winner in one or more of the other award categories that has demonstrated the highest overall level of business excellence. South Port NZ Ltd Crowe Horwath Business (less than 15 FTE) Award Recognising any enterprise with less than 15 full time […]
The Export Southland Recognition Dinner was held last night to recognise the value of export activity to the Southland economy and celebrate the role leading individuals and businesses make to the region’s economic wellbeing. Chair of Export Southland, Mark O’Connor said, “The dinner is an excellent opportunity for exporters and supporters to come together and […]
The inaugural Westpac Southland Business Awards were held in October 2013. Winners were announced for eight categories with a supreme award winner chosen from those finalists. Westpac Southland Supreme Winner – Business of the Year EIS The Southland Times Retail Business Award Professionals MacPherson Realty Ltd Finalists – Pita Pit / Southland Disability Enterprises Ascot […]