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New Zealand entrepreneurs know how to weather a storm, they know how to spot a gap in the market they can use to grow, and they know how to do it all while still having some fun.
So what’s the secret to their success? In this series, hosted by business journalist Madison Reidy, we’re speaking with businesspeople who took the risk to launch their own company and have gone from strength to strength.
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Episode One – Richard Plimmer, Tom & Luke
Richard Plimmer knows what it takes to stand out in the market. When he helped found Tom & Luke, he already had two successful businesses under the belt which helped him understand the secret ingredient to ensure Tom & Luke’s success. Now stocked in New Zealand, Australia and beyond, Richard share the trials and tribulations of the food business and cracking the international markets.
Episode Two – Tesh Randall, Raglan Food Co
Tesh Randall started her business in her own kitchen. Her company now supplies products to over 600 stores in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia. In this episode, Tesh shares what her drivers are and how her commitment to sustainability and social causes have helped shape the business into the success it is today.
Episode Three – Hamish Acland, Mons Royale
Hamish Acland went from being a pro free-skiier to starting his merino mountain gear business, Mons Royale, in 2009. Now with offices around the world and 750 stockists across the globe Hamish shares with us his learnings as he’s grown a global business, the success he has seen and what’s next for Mons Royale.
Episode Four – Wendy Thompson, Socialites
Wendy Thompson saw the power of social media marketing before many in New Zealand even had a social media profile. She now has offices throughout the world managing over a million fans for some of the world’s biggest companies. In this episode she shares some of the key do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media and the things she’s learnt along the way as new platforms emerge and the desire for content has grown.
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