2017 Emerging Gold - Products
~10 or fewer full time employees
THE CLAREVILLE BAKERY - Eyes on the Pies
The Clareville Bakery is all about good food – time-honoured techniques mixed with locally-sourced wholesome ingredients and more than a pinch of flair.
The artisanal side of the business came about, co-owner Mike Kloeg (pictured with co-owner Rose Kloeg ) says, while he was overseas and was asked to make his signature Hot Cross buns. “I couldn’t make them without using premade mixes, which is how I was trained,, so I decided that was it – from then on I would only use basic ingredients, without the use of additives and preservatives, so I could bake anywhere.”
Baking in Clareville is working especially well - since opening in 2013, the Bakery’s growth has increased by over 20% each year, going from strength to strength.
Learn more: www.theclarevillebakery.co
Six Barrel Soda is out to build the craft soda industry, according to MD Joseph Slater (pictured). “We see a future where people will drink less, but better soda,” he says. “And we want to be the first soda choice for consumers who expect more from their products.”
The company is growing well with a rebrand in 2016 for the evolving range of creative syrups and sodas as well as new distribution channels and regions requiring an upgraded production space later this year.
Six Barrel uses real and mostly organic ingredients, making drinks that are less sweet and more delicious than the big bottle sodas.
Independently owned and Wellington based, the company now distributes its drinks across NZ, Australia, Hong Kong and more international markets soon.
Learn more: www.sixbarrelsoda.co Six Barrel Soda Co.
SURVIVE-IT - Mastering Disaster
Survive-It provides specialist Civil defence solutions to individuals, business and groups, with the motto “Prepare now, survive later”.
“Changes in H&S laws along with recent events means people need to see active emergency planning as a necessity and not a ‘nice to have’,” Survive-it’s MD Steven McLauchlan (pictured) says. “One of our major roles is supporting customers through that transition.”
Far from being merely a supplier of emergency kits, Survive-it offers a complete solution, from workplace assessments, training, maintenance of kits and emergency water, seismic restraints, fire suppression, spill kits, flood protection, first aid supplies, a complete one-stop solution, nationwide service.
LITTLE YELLOW BIRD - Totally Transparent Work Wear
Little Yellow Bird provides ethically made corporate workwear with a major difference - they know exactly where and how each product is made, right back to the farming level where they visit and invest in the cotton farming communities.
Little Yellow Bird founder Samantha Jones (pictured) says. “We work closely with farmers, sewers, designers and artists in a way that won’t compromise our workers or the environment.”
Two years since startup Little Yellow Bird has over 50 clients in New Zealand including Wellington Zoo, Tailor Skin and the Wellington Chocolate Factory and has recently scored their first major deal with a company based in the US.
FIX AND FOGG PEANUT BUTTER MAKERS - Nuts about Nuts
Fix and Fogg is a small team of dedicated peanut-butter markers that takes ordinary peanuts and gives them extraordinary powers.
“We started Fix and Fogg just over 3 and a half years ago,” co-founder Roman Jewell (pictured left with co-founder Andrea Jewell) says. “We wanted to create a product that was tangible, sustainable, and completely delicious. As peanut butter lovers, it was a natural choice”
As well as the hugely popular Super Crunchy and Smooth varieties, there’s Smoke and Fire which combines chillies, paprika and manuka smoke; Dark Chocolate using Whittakers' 62% single-origin Ghanaian dark chocolate; and Honey made with raw Beechwood honey from Oxford in North Canterbury.
F&F is the biggest growing brand in its category and is now stocked by David Jones.
EXCIO - Image Nation
People are visual creatures – it’s estimated that a person can grasp a visual scene in less than 1/10 of a second. Finding images to enchant, delight and inspire can take a lot longer, but now Excio brings the world’s most stimulating images right to your homescreen.
“The homescreen is the most obvious, and yet the most under-utilised part of our devices,” Excio co-founder Ana Lyubich (pictured) says. “We developed the app to bring meaningful images, and stories behind them, from all around the world to people everywhere.” Excio is partnering with content providers across the globe and the app is doing great business internationally too.