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.




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Foley Farming Enterprises: Raising the standard of business

Programme: Owner Operator Programme 2014  Name: Will Foley  Business: Foley Farming Enterprises Ltd  Year founded: 2008 Industry: Agriculture  Location: Hawke’s Bay Will Foley is the Managing Director of Foley Farming Enterprises Ltd which is an agricultural business farming sheep and beef. Since 2007, the Central Hawke’s Bay area has experienced a combination of...

The Icehouse | 18/11/14


Giltrap Agrizone Ltd: Providing the tools for the business

Programmes: Owner Manager Programme (2009) Leadership Development Programme (2011, 2013, 2014) Name: Andrew Giltrap Business: Giltrap AgriZone Ltd Year founded: 1959 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 owned and operated,...

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


PowerbyProxi: Powering up the business

Name: Fady Mishriki and Greg Cross • Business: PowerbyProxi  •  Year Founded: 2007 •  Industry: ICT •  Location: Auckland and International •  Icehouse Programme: Startup/Incubation • Years: 2007-2009 • FTEs before the programme: 2  • FTEs today: 70  With a bit of tenacity, a lot of market understanding, and the right people onside; a great idea always pulls through in the end. Background: The journey started...

The Icehouse | 16/09/14

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

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