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Three Keys to business inspiration

Three Keys
1 August 2011

Three Keys to business inspiration

Three Keys is bringing a raft of clever Kiwis to Palmerston North where they will inspire budding business leaders, entrepreneurs and students over a series of innovative networking events.

Designed to appeal to Palmerston North’s bright young things, Three Keys presentations will be candid, Kiwi, and based around three key points.

Membership is now open online via and the inaugural event will be held Wednesday September 1 from 6pm at Te Manawa. This event features a 45-minute presentation from Sean Murrie, general manager of Tuatara Brewery.

Mr Murrie and his team of six have transformed Tuatara from a backyard operation, supplying two Wellington pubs, to a leading light in the craft industry, quenching thirsts throughout Australasia.

Stacey Cottrill, a founding member of Three Keys and creative director of Blacksheepdesign, describes Mr Murrie as, “the first in an amazing line-up of Three Keys speakers”.

“Tuatara is a fantastic example of a small Kiwi company footing it with the best of them to achieve success throughout New Zealand and abroad. Sean is sure to inspire, and there’s plenty more to come”, she said.

Billie Stanley, another founding member and senior accountant at BDOManawatu, believes the Three Keys network fills a niche by providing a relaxed, social and inspirational environment for young professionals in the region.

“Three Keys bridges the gap between new graduates and the business community. It’s exciting to be involved in fostering the next generation of business leaders”, she said.

Other confirmed speakers include Catherine de Groot, co-founder of Trilogy, and Mario Wynands of Sidhe Interactive.

All who purchase a 12-month membership via during August also go in the draw to see ultimate entrepreneur Richard Branson speak in Auckland on Thursday October 20. Tickets to see Richard Branson are valued at $995+GST and available from

Six events will be held over the next 12 months and additional membership benefits include access to exclusive online content.

Stacey Cottrill and Billie Stanley are two of seven founding members. Other founding members of the Three Keys network are: Cary Davis of BDO Manawatu, Kristy Staples of Core Wealth, Brendan Clare and Monique Sutton of BNZ Palmerston North, and Aaron Armstrong of Blacksheepdesign.


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