Are you interested in how other business owners and entrepreneurs have overcome their greatest challenges, successfully launched and grown businesses and raised funding for their ventures? Then take a moment to read some of their stories below.





Programmes: Owner Manager Programme (2009) Leadership Development Programme (2011, 2013, 2014) Name: Andrew Giltrap Business: Giltrap AgriZone Ltd Year founded: 1959 or early 90s Industry: Agriculture - Trade Website: Location: Waikato Increase in Revenue (percentage): Over 190% Giltrap Agrizone Ltd is a major supplier of tractors and farm machinery in the Waikato and central North Island. Locally...

The Icehouse | 21/10/14


A W Tinder: The foundations for growth

Name: Kerry Hill • Business: AW Trinder Ltd  •  Year Founded: 1948 •  Industry: Property & Construction •  Location: Nelson •  Icehouse Programme: Owner Manager Programme • Year: 2003 • Increase in turnover*: 55.5% • Increase in FTEs*: 13.3% *Calculated from start of joining Icehouse programme to now “My goal was to broaden my knowledge on what business growth we can achieve and also...

The Icehouse | 17/09/14

Sam with Climate Van

Climate: Raising the heat in the business

Name: Sam and Lee Tyson • Business: Climate  •  Year Founded: 1956 and altered in 2010 •  Industry: Energy •  Location: Taranaki •  Icehouse Programme: Owner Operator Programme • Year: 2012 • Increase in turnover*: 100% • Increase in FTEs*: 125% *Calculated from start of joining Icehouse programme to now “Through this program we have gained the confidence and insight into how to grow...

The Icehouse | 16/09/14


Dream Au Pair: Caring for the business

Name: Ginny Douglas and Tanya Burrage • Business: Dream Au Pair  •  Year Founded: 2010 •  Industry: Education •  Location: Auckland •  Icehouse Programme: Owner Operator Programme • Year: 2013 • Increase in turnover*: 51% • Increase in FTEs*: 8% *Calculated from start of joining Icehouse programme to end of last financial year Our goal for the programme was to continue with significant growth...

The Icehouse | 09/09/14


Blackley Construction: Laying the ground work for growth

Name: Kevin Blackley • Business: Blackley Construction  •  Year Founded: 1960 •  Industry: Property and Construction •  Location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, Wanganui Region •  Icehouse Programme: Owner Manager Programme • Year: 2013 • Increase in turnover*: 35% • Increase in FTEs*: 26.67% *Calculated from start of joining Icehouse programme to now Blackley Construction offers innovative solutions to construction challenges, specialising in civil and rural construction...

The Icehouse | 08/09/14

< Back

Icehouse Founder Partner Partners Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner