Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Teenage Students up for Young Managing Director of the Year

MEDIA RELEASE

12 November 2012

Teenage Students up for Young Managing Director of the Year

Five teenage business leaders are in line for the title of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) Young Managing Director of the Year Award as part of the annual Lion Foundation Young enterprise Scheme National (YES) Awards.

The five young ‘MDs’ head student companies from schools in Auckland, Northland, Nelson and Canterbury selling products ranging from a polar fleece ‘hoodie’ designed to keep athletes warm after competing – and worn by the NZ Olympic swimming team – to an online portal for ethical products.

“Our goal in sponsoring this award is to inspire and foster New Zealand’s future business leaders giving them recognition, support and incentives,” says NZICA Chief Executive Terry McLaughlin of the award, now in its second year.

“This year’s finalists have consistently displayed the skills we’re looking for in a strong young leader. I’m sure we’ll hear more about them in the future,” he says.

Finalists for the NZICA Young Managing Director of the Year Award are:

Matthew Hanson, of Kosmo, Kingsway School, North Shore, Auckland . Product: A range of polar-fleece ‘hoodies’ designed to keep athletes warm post-competition including the Kos-Jacket worn by the 2012 NZ Olympic swim team.

Nick Allison, of Ethical Mall, Garin College, Nelson. Product: Ethical online marketplace bringing together small ethical businesses into a one-stop-shop for consumers seeking such products (eg organic, Fair Trade, supporting charities etc)


Chance August, of Dr Gripper, Springbank School, Northland. Product: Dr Gripper Wax Strips, unique surf board wax application allowing surfers more time in the water and less time removing and reapplying wax.

Sophie Green, of Flatpack Farming, Rangi Ruru School, Canterbury. Product: Heavy duty PVC storage utility designed for safe and efficient transport of gear on farms, particularly for use on quad bikes.

La Su’a, of Caring & Co., Manurewa High, Counties Manukau. Product: ‘Unique Drizzle Olive Oil’, unique because it is from Waiheke Island olive and is a product with a cause - every bottle sold resulting in one child entering the Life Education Trust programme.


The winner receives a cash prize of $1000 and opportunities to mingle and network with the country’s top business leaders.

Have your say

In addition, NZICA is creating the opportunity for New Zealanders to select their ‘People’s Choice’ Young Enterprise Managing Director of 2012. Simply go to www.nzica.com/voteMD to learn more about the finalists and vote for your preferred young business leader. The winner will receive an iPad for their school.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Leighton-Led WGP To Build, Manage Transmission Gully

The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news