SUPPORTING GOLD in association with  BECA

~ services & infrastructure

2020 FINALISTS

FOREST ENTERPRISES

Money grows on trees...


Established in Masterton in 1972, Forest Enterprises has been making forestry investment affordable for smaller investors in Aotearoa.


“Until then, investing in forestry was only for big corporates, the wealthy, or large investment funds,” says CEO Bert Hughes (pictured). “For nearly 50 years, we’ve been helping Kiwis grow their wealth – literally – through direct investments in sustainable, high-quality forests, and by expertly managing the whole investment from establishment to harvest.”


Forest Enterprises has become the most successful forestry investment manager in Aotearoa, managing over 35,000 hectares of production forestry for thousands of clients.
 

LEARN MORE:  www.forestenterprises.co.nz       @ForestEnterprises

   

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GEEKS ON WHEELS

Wheely weliable...

Geeks on Wheels has been providing everyday Kiwis with everyday IT support since 2005, racing around the country to serve over 70,000 unique customers.


“We discovered the real value we bring is not just about fixing a particular issue, but actually about taking the customer on a personalised journey through advice, knowledge and education about how technology can benefit them in and around their daily lives,” says CEO Matt Woolston (pictured with co-owner Cathy Empson).


Their free online help chat service has increased by 80% between 2019 and 2020, allowing the team to solve 55% of problems for free and establish new client relationships in the process.


LEARN MORE:  www.geeksonwheels.co.nz     @GeeksonWheels

   

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HNRY

Pain free freelancing...

Hnry revolutionises self-employment - supporting contractors, freelancers and sole traders through a pay-as-you-go accounting service, taking all the hassle out of financial admin through their simple smartphone and web app.

“Hnry ensures they never have to worry about making tax payments, filing returns, chasing clients or storing expenses” says Co-Founder James Fuller (pictured). “Hnry brings genuine value, time-saving and peace of mind for individuals, removing the need for them to operate across separate software or service providers, allowing them to focus on doing what they do best.”

In just two years, Hnry has grown to become New Zealand's largest specialist accountancy, and has recently launched in Australia!


LEARN MORE:  www.hnry.co.nz     @hnrynz

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HUTT GAS AND PLUMBING

Peaceful Pipes...
Hutt Gas and Plumbing is one of Wellington’s largest drain laying, gas fitting and plumbing teams, supporting local apprentices for over 25 years.


“Further education and training is very important to our company,” says Director and General manager Colleen Upton (pictured centre with co-owners Scott Adin left and Darren Smith). “We’ve established an excellent reputation as employing the most highly qualified and specialised teams in Wellington – we have 12 certifying registrations in our company.”


They also employ three female plumbers out of only 44 in Aotearoa.


Hutt Gas and Plumbing won the prestigious Master Plumber Award at the New Zealand Plumbing Awards in 2018, for “outstanding levels of professionalism and service”.


LEARN MORE:   www.huttgas.co.nz   @Hutt GasandPlumbing

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THE OAKS HOTEL

From tiny acorns grown...

The Oaks Hotel is owned by two brothers who defied the odds, growing an esteemed property and investment group, Stonewood Group, from a standalone Chinese takeaway shop in Courtenay Place.


“Stonewood Group’s key point of difference is in its team, and our ability to navigate highly dynamic situations, often occurring simultaneously and at a rapid pace,” says Founders John and Michael Chow (pictured).

 

“Over the years we have faced many road blocks; the Global Financial Crisis and earthquakes, to name a few.”


Since opening, the hotel has become immensely successful, experiencing an average occupancy of nearly 85-90%.

 

“Oaks Wellington Hotel have added a new modern accommodation in the heart of Wellington’s entertainment precinct.”
 

LEARN MORE:  www.stonewoodgroup.co.nz     @oaks-wellington-hotel

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TIDY SLABS

Ground control...
Tidy Slabs specialises in providing quality concrete foundations for commercial and residential projects.
"Our team works alongside Group Home Builders, Property Developers and Commercial Builders to deliver a world-class service,” says Managing Director
Andy Garvie (pictured).

 

“We project manage the end to end process for each of our clients – this ensures the professional, consistent and timely delivery of foundations.”


"We invest heavily in our team. Our people are at the heart of what we do  -  they are the ones who allow us to deliver consistent results for our clients" 


LEARN MORE:  www.tidyslabs.co.nz    @TidySlabsLtd

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VOIDECK

No More Gaps...

The VOIDECK® Temporary Void Platform System is a gamechanger in building worksite safety.
 
“There is currently no other product comparable to VOIDECK® in the New Zealand market,” says GM
Kevin Jury (pictured).

 

“VOIDECK® is a cost-effective modular temporary void platform system, installed in stairwells, lift shafts, atriums and other voids, providing immediate fall protection and a safe working platform for construction workers while maintaining unobstructed access throughout the construction process”.

 

VOIDECK,®  manufactured locally in Lower Hutt, has exported systems to Australia and is planning to introducing VOIDECK® to other international markets including USA, Canada and Great Britain.
 

LEARN MORE:   www.voideck.co.nz    @VoideckWgtnLtd

 

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