May 2021

Cycling boom sees e-bike business through Covid

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin In 2016, Nelson-based serial entrepreneur Frank Witowski refused to let a cancer diagnosis stop him and after taking a year off to recover, he began his third start-up, Hybrid Bikes. The German engineer sold his first company based on solar technology to Steven Tindall’s K1W1 investment vehicle. …

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Asmuss celebrates 100 years of business and unveils a new charitable trust

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin This month, Asmuss, and EMA member and one of the country’s largest suppliers of steel and flow control products, celebrates 100 years in business. The privately-owned business – with current shareholders fourth and fifth generation family members – has supplied products to New Zealand’s biggest industrial …

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Modern Slavery – Supply chains increasingly under the spotlight

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin Supply chains are an area of business that are subject to greater consumer scrutiny and more onerous legal obligations in terms of ‘modern slavery’ legislation. The term ‘modern slavery’ refers to situations where people who are victims of slavery are subject to threats, coercion, exploitation and …

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Big in the EU: historic investment plan to relaunch the economy

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin We’ve learned to take economic forecast with a grain of salt. Especially when an exogenous phenomenon like a pandemic displays its effects with hard-to-predict geographic and time patterns. After the historic drop of GDP in 2020 (-6.1% in EU27, twice as much as New Zealand) the …

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