in association with Beca
~ services & infrastructure
The Retailer Normalising Pleasure
Adulttoymegastore (ATMS) is the go-to online adult retailer for Kiwis – and thousands of others around the world – for sex toys, sexual health products, lingerie, and gaining knowledge.
“There’s more to us than selling products. We’re changing perceptions, stimulating conversations around sex, inclusivity and body positivity, and reducing stigma around self-love, sex and sex toys through initiatives, education, conversations, partnerships and marketing,” says owner Nicola Relph (pictured).
“The 35% growth we’ve had over the past 12 months in New Zealand alone shows how sex toys are becoming normalised and mainstream.”
Born out of Wellington in 2009, the multi-award-winning ATMS aims to replicate their local success in the international market, while continuing to support and raise awareness for numerous environmental and social causes
The smart development team
Cuttriss Consultants work with developers and Councils to develop land for building, and improve infrastructure and support regional growth through housing.
“We are at the forefront of technology, applying innovative solutions and ideas to challenging problems,” says Director Nicola Todd (pictured). “We have been in business for more than 70 years in the Wellington region and have an outstanding reputation for providing honest, reliable and accurate advice.”
Cuttriss Consultants have adapted to a changing environment – brought on by the worldwide pandemic – and have come out the other side retaining the team and experiencing business growth as they support the housing shortage. They are strong supporters of STEM, encouraging young people into their profession and supporting a range of local initiatives and charities.
Building Wellington proudly for 50 years
Since 1952, Fulton Hogan have been providing customers with end-to-end civil infrastructure, construction and maintenance solutions in the Wellington region.
“We are proud of our involvement in caring for our capital city, through construction and maintenance contracts, including Wellington International Airport Runway Resurfacing project and Road Maintenance Wellington CBD and Southern Areas,” says Regional Manager Daren Courtnage (pictured).
Fulton Hogan engage a significant number of local subcontractors and suppliers in their projects and focus on bringing continual improvements to customer experience. One of them is recycling thousands of tonnes of the old asphalt from the above-mentioned Runway Resurfacing project and using them for the current Transmission Gully Motorway project, demonstrating due diligence to minimise the environmental impact from their activities.
LEARN MORE: www.fultonhogan.com
LOWE & CO REALTY
Homerun Home Team
Lowe & Co Realty are a fast-growing real estate agency based in Wellington City.
“We have become one of Wellington's most prominent and well-known real estate brands in Wellington in just five years,” says Managing Director Craig Lowe (pictured).
“We think this is an enormous achievement since the industry is typically dominated – in each local area – by just a few legacy brands that are decades, and even over 100 years old in some cases.”
Lowe & Co Realty experienced a growth rate of 31.77% in the last financial year and nearly doubled their salesperson count over the last 12 months – which is a key driver of their business growth. Their main goal is to roll out their system to the rest of Aotearoa.
QUANTUM SECURITY SERVICES
Lock up your Data!
Quantum Security Services is a fully independent cyber security assurance provider. They work with businesses to help them understand the information security risks posed with working online, in the cloud and in the ICT world.
Quantum provides a range of consulting, advisory and assurance services, from risk identification and audit to technical penetration testing. The team is growing quickly, and they recently moved into brand new, custom built offices on Wellington waterfront.
“Quantum’s vision is to help New Zealand grow securely,” says Managing Director Eugene Gibney (pictured).
“We’re building New Zealand’s cyber resilience by investing in our people, and through the clear, actionable advice we give our clients.”
THE ĀKINA FOUNDATION
To Gentler Enterprises
The Ākina Foundation is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading impact consultancy, providing a wide range of tailored business development services geared towards helping businesses, enterprises and Government make positive social and environmental change.
“We’re on a mission to transform New Zealand’s economy through the power of impact, a mission our team are personally committed to,” says Chief Executive Louise Aitken (pictured).
“You can see this in their passion for their work, their commitment to continuous improvement, and their hope to leave Aotearoa – our businesses, communities and environment – in a better place than when the work began.”
Ākina recently wrapped up three-year’s worth of work with the Government on The Impact Initiative, a programme to pave the way for ongoing development of the social enterprise sector.