Less than three years ago, Affin Group was a small bespoke company with a 700sqm workshop and 10 staff. It created premium products for a select group of retailers, but managing director Gabriel Nicolau aspired to target high-end brands across the Asia Pacific region. He’s now grown Affin Group to seven times its original size. NOTE: Affin Group is now in liquidation.
What do New Zealand franchisees and franchisors love? They love being their own boss. They love doing what they do. And they love having control of their own financial destiny. There are probably many more reasons, but it’s a sure bet dealing with bookwork isn’t one them.
This has undoubtedly been a year of international retail, with H&M, Zara and David Jones setting up shop across the country. Manager of the Frontline Retail agency in Auckland, Mandy Jacobson, and owner of the Wellington and South Island agency, Kiri Henare, discuss the impact these brands have had on the New Zealand retail recruitment market, and how local retailers can compete on talent.
At Westpac, we know how important it is to get your business online – but it’s also hard to know where to start! We caught up with CEO Daniel Doulton, from leading digital marketing company OraHQ, on what makes a functional and effective website, which will ultimately generate sales to keep a business ticking.