Business Leaders

Business Leaders
The road to success for QRS starts with being community focussed – Nigel Pollock
Nigel Pollock, Quality Roading and Services (QRS) chief executive puts the Wairoa based roading firm’s business award win down to maintaining a balance between economic support for council (which owns QRS) and its social responsibility to the people of Wairoa. QRS won the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce 2020 Pan Pac Supreme Business Awards at the end of 2020, with...
Business Leaders
Call of duty interview inspires new innovation for smart phone
Peter Fowler has an entrepreneurial spirit, an uncanny ability to see what others don’t and to always find a gap in the market for innovation. A resident of Kahuranaki Road in the Tuki Tuki Valley, Peter is a journalist by profession. He has worked in newsrooms and was the Radio New Zealand (RNZ) voice of Hawke’s Bay for a number...
Business Leaders
The road to success for QRS starts with being community focussed – Nigel Pollock
Nigel Pollock, Quality Roading and Services (QRS) chief executive puts the Wairoa based roading firm’s business award win down to maintaining a balance between economic support for council (which owns QRS) and its social responsibility to the people of Wairoa. QRS won the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce 2020 Pan Pac Supreme Business Awards at the end of 2020, with...
Business Leaders
Hastings – on centre stage – Pro Q&A with Sandra Hazlehurst – mayor of Hastings
Sandra has a long history of involvement in the CBD. Her family owned a bakery – Warrens Bakery for many years and she also owned a fruit shop in the 90s, while she and husband Mark own buildings in Warren Street. She was also the president of the Hastings Business Association prior to being elected a councillor in 2010. In...
Business Leaders
Bubble bursts for tourism in the Bay – but it will rise again
Tourism was the first casualty of COVID-19 with no international tourists flying in, nor any NZers able to travel outside of the region during full lockdown. This was a major hit for many of Hawke’s Bay’s tourism operators as well as the hospitality sector. Tourism is a major economic earner for the region, to the sum of $690 million and...
Business Leaders
Brenda Chapman bids farewell to successful stint at EIT
Brenda Chapman has been the marketing face and voice of local tertiary education institute EIT for 20 years. You will have heard Brenda’s Canadian effervescent accent on the local radio stations promoting the many courses at EIT. Brenda started at EIT in January 2000 when there was just over 2000 EFTS (students) and leaves 20 years later with the EIT...
Profit Interviews with Business Central
Video Interview with Levi Armstrong – Meke Meter innovator
Levi Armstrong is the last of 12 interviews we have done with local business owners. Levi has 2 exciting initiatives, the Meke Meter that measures and monitords our overall well being and the other a mobile gym that will be launched at a Wellington school in a few weeks. During lockdown the Meke Meter monitored the wellbeing of over 1000...
Profit Interviews with Business Central
Video Interview with Rachel Cornwall of Populous People
Rachel Cornwall has placed some of the best people in some great local businesses for many years. During Covid19 Rachel decided to reset and to launch a new business that not only finds the best talent but also how to assist businesses grow the talent within. Rachel is a staunch HB advocate and is a local business that is certainly...
Profit Interviews with Business Central
Video interview with Heath Hallam of BDO Central
Heather Hallam is a partner at BDO Central. Heather says its essential businesses know the current status of cashflow and a business plan, regardless of Covid19. CASH is king - it's never been as important as it is now. Here's our latest quick 15 minute interview. It's certainly worth watching!   https://youtu.be/14V_x4PmyOs
Profit Interviews with Business Central
Video Interview with Gary Singh of The Clean Crew
Gary Singh is the owner of  The Clean Crew, a local cleaning business. Gary and his team have been busy looking at new opportunities post lockdown but it was his wife that he turned to for support and advice and to ensure he was on the right track. The Clean Crew's business was impacted by Covid19 with many commercial offices...