KINDRED SPIRITS...

Organisations of a similar mindset to the Gold Awards - that is, of celebrating
and supporting our region's inspiring 
businesses and their leaders.

Inspiring Stories is a Kiwi charity with the bold vision to see young New Zealanders unleash their potential to change the world. The organisation was founded in 2011 by Guy Ryan, who went on to be awarded Young New Zealander of the Year in 2015.

   

Guy and the team have built an impressive track record supporting thousands of Kiwis to build their capability, and their ideas to make a difference for our future.

   

They support young people to engage in big issues that affect their future and build their ideas and skills to make a difference.

 

From curing treatable blindness to running for Council and stepping into leadership positions, to increasing access to education – their alumni have won awards and represented New Zealand on the world stage. 

Their Festival for the Future receives ‘life-changing’ and ‘world-class’ reviews, attracting 1,200+ people annually. Their Future Leaders programme is changing lives for a diverse range of young people in New Zealand’s rural and provincial communities. 

 

Through their Impact Awards, they’ve awarded $20,000 to support New Zealand’s most driven and inspiring young social entrepreneurs. (continued over)

Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia & New Zealand is Australia and New Zealand’s non-profit peak body association for management and leadership professionals. (IML Australia merged with NZ Institute of Management in 2019)

For over 80 years, they’ve provided industry-leading solutions to shape professionals into the best managers and leaders they can be.

IMLANZ CEO David Pich explains, "IML believes strongly that managers and leaders make decisions that impact people’s lives in ways that are felt far beyond the workplace; by helping to create better managers and leaders, we are creating a better society.”

 

IML offers heaps of Virtual masterclasses and events, webinars videos and other invaluable resources.  (continued over)

NZ Rise are a group of business leaders from NZ-owned IT firms who have formed NZRise as a non-profit New Zealand incorporated society.

 

NZ Rise exists to represent the interests of NZ-owned digital technology businesses.

NZ Rise and its member companies are passionate about New Zealand technology and believe our IT industry can be a hotbed of innovation and growth.

 

They believe New Zealand’s unique economic and cultural context provides the ideal conditions for building an industry that can meet world demand for agility, rapid development, collaboration, and innovation.  (continued over)

NZTech's vision is a prosperous New Zealand underpinned by technology. Their mission is to connect, promote and advance tech ecosystems and to help the economy grow to create a prosperous digital nation.


They connect tech ecosystems, organisations, people and policymakers with each other and to the world.


NZTech promotes the importance of technology to the New Zealand public and New Zealand technology to the world.


They help advance the foundations for a successful digital nation including digital education, connectivity, cybersecurity, digital access and trade.  (continued over)

Sustainable Business Network are New Zealand’s largest, longest-standing sustainable business organisation.

Their network includes 600 organisations that connect through events, resources and projects to help New Zealand become a more sustainable nation.

 

Their experienced team of sustainability experts provides practical advice and tools, engages with members at events, and keeps them at the cutting edge of sustainable business news.

 

Their projects on water and the low carbon circular economy are helping make a difference.   (continued over)

Technology Investment Network  is the leading independent source of information on New Zealand’s technology sector.

Founded by tech entrepreneur Greg Shanahan in 1999, TIN has been taking the pulse of NZ’s technology exporters for nearly 20 years, with a simple mission: to help facilitate the growth of the technology sector in New Zealand.

 

TIN seeks to achieve this goal through a range of endeavours: from the creation of networking events and resources for the high-tech sector – including the TIN100 Report – through to hands-on business management and custom research endeavours.   (continued over)

Young Enterprise is a charity that works with NZ youth in primary and secondary schools, to give them their first taste of business and teach them how to manage their money well.

Determining and focusing on the types of skills and knowledge young people need from educators is more important than ever. What is clear is that it will not be the same skills that have served them during the last century or even the last decade.

Their enterprise programmes use a combination of teachers and members of the business community to provide an experience that is both authentic and relevant to the world we live in.

 

Adapting to changing circumstances, failing fast, feeling success and learning how to collaborate in teams helps students to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Young Enterprise's financial literacy resources teach students to be smart with their money, so that they can have more choices in life.  (continued over)

Wellington Young Professionals was established in 2008 to provide an inclusive and industry-neutral platform for young professionals to develop both personal and professional networks and skills.

 

Their primary focus is to facilitate opportunities for WYP members to grow their own networks through a healthy balance of social and professional events, at little or no cost.

 

Members also have access to a range of benefits from local Wellington businesses and national sponsors.  
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BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS
These membership-based organisations provide professional services, business support, training and networking opportunities for members....

BUSINESS CENTRAL    www.businesscentral.org.nz    @BusinessCentralNZ

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BUSINESS WAIRARAPA     www.wairarapachamber.co.nz    @WairarapaChamber

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HUTT VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY    www.hutt-chamber.org.nz     @huttchamber

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KAPITI COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE   www.kapitichamber.org.nz    @KapitiChamber
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PORIRUA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE   www.poriruachamber.co.nz    @poriruachamber

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WELLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE    www.wecc.org.nz            @WgtnChamber

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