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


Overcoming Huge Hurdles To Find Business Success

2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs Overcome Huge Hurdles To Find Business Success

The six finalists in this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards have more in common than just business success – they’ve all had to overcome extraordinary odds to get to the top.

Whether it was personal injury or professional crisis, a key feature of this year’s finalists was their strength in the face of adversity, said Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Director, Carol Campbell.

“That common theme says so much about the Kiwi entrepreneurial spirit – these people didn’t take the knocks lying down. They got back up and fought on until they won.

“Our six finalists this year are a real inspiration. All have incredible depth and character and have taken risks most people wouldn’t dream of doing,” Campbell said.

“Their special qualities have built strong, sustainable, innovative and dynamic business ventures as they have developed new technologies, created faster and better ways to distribute goods and services, and improved the quality of life for people around them.”

The category winners for the awards – now in their sixth year in New Zealand - are:

Technology/Communications: Graeme Clegg (Auckland) from New Image International Manufacturing/Distribution: Noel Davies (Auckland) of Hydraulink Fluid Connectors Property/Construction: David Pritchard (Otaki) of Pritchard Group Ltd Services/Retail: Caron Taurima (Auckland) from Carich Training Centre Ltd Master: Colin Taylor (Auckland) from Stirling Sports Ltd Young: Dr Heidi Ward-McGrath (Masterton) of Vetcare Ltd …/2 - 2 -

The overall winner of the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced in Auckland on October 8.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Government: Delivering Lower Card Fees To Business

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark has today announced the Government’s next steps to reduce merchant service fees, that banks charge businesses when customers use a credit or debit card to pay, which is estimated to save New Zealand businesses ... More>>

SEEK NZ Employment Report: April 2021

OVERVIEW OF APRIL 2021: STATE OF THE NATION: April, for the second consecutive month, saw the highest number of jobs ever advertised on Applications per job ad fell 9% month-on-month (m/m). SEEK job ads were up by 12% m/m. SEEK job ads were ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Warns Genesis Over Business Billing Errors

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Genesis Energy Limited about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. Genesis reported the errors to the Commission. The Commission considers that Genesis is likely to ... More>>

Stats: Lower Job Security Linked To Lower Life Satisfaction

People who feel their employment is insecure are more likely than other employed people to rate their overall life satisfaction poorly, Stats NZ said today. New survey data from the March 2021 quarter shows that 26 percent of employed people who thought ... More>>

The Conversation: The Outlook For Coral Reefs Remains Grim Unless We Cut Emissions Fast — New Research

A study of 183 coral reefs worldwide quantified the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on reef growth rates. Even under the lowest emissions scenarios, the future of reefs is not bright. More>>

The Conversation: Why Now Would Be A Good Time For The Reserve Bank Of New Zealand To Publish Stress Test Results For Individual Banks

Set against the backdrop of an economy healing from 2020’s annus horribilis , this week’s Financial Stability Report (FSR) from the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) was cautiously reassuring: the country’s financial system is sound, though vulnerabilities remain. More>>