2019 EMERGING GOLD - SERVICES AWARD
in association with Meredith Connell

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2019 EMERGING GOLD SERVICES WINNER

HNRY

Less Taxing Taxes

Meet Hnry: an online service for self-employed people who want to spend less time worrying about taxes and more time focussed on work.

“Hnry has revolutionised self-employment,” co-founder Claire Fuller (pictured centre, with co founders Richard Freestone left, James Fuller right ) says. “The Hnry team is dedicated to supporting our customers, allowing them to focus on their work and not even think about the financial and admin burden that comes with being self-employed.” 

Hnry is pay-as-you-go and costs 1% of earnings, fees capped at $2000 p.a. The customer base is expanding 20% month on month – not bad for a company that came out of an incubator just a year ago.

Learn more: https://hnry.co.nz      @HNRY
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2019 EMERGING GOLD SERVICES FINALISTS

Brewtown   •   Dignity   •   PledgeMe   •   Storbie   •   The Settlement

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A lotta bottle

Upper Hutt’s Brewtown is a vibrant and fun repurposing of an old tyre factory that’s home to a range of craft breweries, eateries, wine bars and even a distillery.

The brainchild of Malcolm Gillies (pictured with co-founder Carol Gillies), Brewtown has evolved since 2016 and this summer hosted a variety of events that brought in over 10,000 patrons, including the Wellington Brewday Craft Beer festival which saw attendance way up on previous venues.

“Research shows a 36% increase in hospitality revenue in the Upper Hutt area compared to 2 years ago,” Malcolm says. “the evolution of the Brewtown concept will be contributing to this growth ”

LEARN MORE:   @BrewTownUpperHutt     
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DIGNITY

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Dignity is a women’s well-being initiative providing sanitary items to its corporate partners on a buy-one-give-one basis where the donated items are giving to school students and women who might otherwise not be able to get them.

“We want to create a movement where women across the country can access sanitary items for free,” Dignity Co-Founder Jacinta Gulasekharam (pictured left with Co-Founder Miranda Hitchings) says. “It’s all about reducing the stigma around periods though awareness and providing choice.”

An accredited Living Wage employer, Dignity is been operating for just over 2 years and currently supports over 25,000 women through 100 schools, youth organisations and women’s groups.

LEARN MORE: www.dignitynz.com   @Dignity​    #tweetdignity
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PLEDGEME

Funderbirds ar Go! 

Since 2012 PledgeMe’s crowdfunding options of Equity, Lend and Projects, has raised over $38 million from over 115,000 pledges and 1,350 campaigns, helping people fund the things they care about in both New Zealand and Australia.

“Crowdfunding for us is about the people: he tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata” CEO Anna Guenther (pictured) says.

"We’re proud to have supported people, from companies to community groups, to go out to their crowds and fund the things they care about and let the people that matter to them share in their journey. And even prouder we’ve made funding more equitable and simpler”.

Learn more: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz PledgeMe

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STORBIE

eCommerce Enablers 

Storbie is the award-winning website and e-commerce platform for hundreds of online retailers, 1 in 6 independent kiwi pharmacies, as well as many of the top global pharmaceutical suppliers. 

“With connections to leading suppliers and point-of-sale systems, our sophisticated platform makes it possible for local, independently owned businesses to promote what they offer and what they have on their shelves online.” CEO Shane Bartle (pictured) says. “Independent bricks and mortar retailers can now compete with large online rivals.”

Storbie has processed more than $40 million of online orders and was named Supplier of the Year at the 2018 NZ Pharmacy Awards.

Learn more:  https://www.storbie.com/nz   Storbie

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THE SETTLEMENT

Offices Attract 

The Settlement is a pair of well-appointed character co-working spaces with high studs and loads of natural light situated in the heart of both Petone and Porirua.

“Working where you live is where it’s at!” Settlement co-founder James Walshe (pictured with co-founder Meredith Walshe) says. “After our first son was born, we realised that 1.5 hours in traffic each day was such a waste, so moved the design studio close to home and started renting desks to friends and associates. And we haven’t looked back!”

The Settlement is home to 100 individuals and 35 businesses, split between top notch facilities – and free parking – in Petone and Porirua.

Learn more: www.thesettlement.co.nz

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