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Reihana Manaena: Achieving Laser Electrical Napier's goals with The Icehouse

Reihana Manaena, manager of Laser Electrical Napier, recently followed in his father's footsteps and completed the Owner Operator Programme. Reihana Manaena, second from left.

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Blair Davis: Developing Myself and My Team With the Owner Operator Programme

We interviewed Blair Davis, Director of RAD Logging and graduate of The Icehouse's Owner Operator Programme: Did you have a ‘nail in the coffin’ moment? What was happening in ...

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Simon Averill: Future-Proofing CP Wool With the Help of the Icehouse

Simon Averill from CP Wool has recently completed our Leadership Development Programme. We asked him a few questions about his experience on the programme and what the key ...

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Superior Personnel: Recruiting for the Future

Andrew Berry is the owner of Superior Personnel and alumni of The Icehouse’s Owner Manager Programme. Having completed the programme in 2014, Andrew’s recruitment firm has now ...

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Kiwigarden: Finding Business Confidence and Growth After the Owner Manager Programme

Joanne Edwards, owner of Kiwigarden, a Hastings-based business that uses freeze drying technology to create fruit and vege snacks for kids, completed the Owner Manager ...

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Hortus Limited: Renewed Brand Seeing Great Success

Hortus Limited was set up in 2008 to supply labour, machinery and an experienced management group to all growers in the Horticulture and Viticulture industries.

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MWF: Gary Altenburg's Fight or Flight

Gary Altenburg’s joinery business reborn after quakes and The Icehouse attitude change. The owner of a Christchurch joinery firm almost gave up his business after the ...

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Wine Grenade Launches Commercial Trials

A wine industry start-up created in a University of Auckland Masters programme is running commercial trials with a major Hawkes Bay winery and has been named as a finalist in ...

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Avon Engineering: Lean Manufacturing and Confidence Leads to Business Success

Programme: Owner Operator Programme and Achieving Business Growth Workshop Name: Neil Ross Company: Avon Engineering (Gore) Year founded: 2005 Industry: Manufacturing Location: ...

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Wendyl Nissen and The Icehouse Part 3: Success

We have now completed our year-long mentorship with The Icehouse and I’m very pleased to announce that we have turned our first profit for three months’ running. This, after ...

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