Business Innovation and Growth Team

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Business Innovation & Growth team

Fueling your Business Success

Northland Inc's Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) team bring real life business experience to your business. We've got a wide range of experience from starting out on the smell of an oily rag, to growing into organisations requiring a board and exporting goods. We also a broad set of sector experience working area such as retail, accommodation, digital and tech, agriculture, fisheries, commerical finance, land and property development and management.

You can be assured that we will find the right person within our team to support you and your business as it grows.

Our team are all about making it work for you!

Joseph Stuart General Manager, Business Innovation & Growth
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Joseph Stuart

Joseph oversees the Business Development Strategy for Northland Inc that incorporates the Regional Business Partnership with NZTE and Callaghan Innovation. His specialist areas are high value manufacturing and growth, capital raising, exporting and technology innovation.

Contact details:

Emailjoseph.stuart@northlandnz.com
Phone+64 9 438 2842
Mobile+64 21 977 706
George Riley General Manager, Maori Economic Development
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George Riley

George's role reinforces an improved focus on growing the Northland Maori economy with a view to generating sustainable employment and increased prosperity. He works alongside of the Business Innovation and Growth team to deliver support to Maori enterprises available from within the region and from central government, as part of the Regional Business Partnership with NZTE and Callaghan Innovation.

Contact details:

Emailgeorge.riley@northlandnz.com
Phone+64 9 438 6092
Mobile+64 27 245 2001
David Templeton Business Growth Manager
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David Templeton

David works with Northland businesses facilitating access to support available from within the region and from central government, as part of the Regional Business Partnership with NZTE and Callaghan Innovation. David’s specialists areas are early stage growth, food and wine and business sustainability.

Contact details:

Emaildavid.templeton@northlandnz.com
Phone+64 9 438 7545
Mobile+64 27 248 2164
Derryn Mawson Business Growth Manager
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Derryn Mawson

Derryn works with Northland businesses facilitating access to support available from within the region and from central government, as part of the Regional Business Partnership with NZTE and Callaghan Innovation. Her specialist areas are early stage business development, digital and innovation.

Contact details:

Emailderryn.mawson@northlandnz.com
Phone+64 9 438 1645
Mobile+64 22 641 5246
Pete Gleeson Business Growth Advisor - Investment
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Pete Gleeson

Pete works here at Northland Inc and at the Whangarei District Council with businesses across Northland that are looking for investors to take their company to the next level. He also facilitates business relocations to the region and is key in connecting local and international investors with strategic investment opportunities. Pete’s specialist area is building relationships between the appropriate parties to facilitate direct investment.

Contact details:

EmailPeter.gleeson@northlandnz.com
Phone+64 9 438 5110
Mobile+64 27 465 5273
Kayla Tattley Community Activator, The Orchard
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Kayla Tattley

Kayla’s role here at Northland Inc is to run our collaborative workspace, The Orchard. Kayla brings passion and vision to the Community Activator role and looks forward to developing a supportive co-working space to bring entrepreneurs, finance, research and innovation together.

Contact details:

Emailkayla@theorchard.co.nz
Phone+64 9 438 5110
Mobile+64 21 846 185
Melanie Sweet Business Growth Facilitator - Primary Industries
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Melanie Sweet

Melanie works both here at Northland Inc and at the Ministry of Primary Industries to facilitate Northland businesses accessing support both from within the region and central government, as part of the Regional Business Partnership with NZTE and Callaghan Innovation.
Melanie’s specialist areas are building relationships to support primary sector growth and capability across primary industries.

Contact details:

Emailmelanie.sweet@northlandnz.com
Phone+64 9 430 2175
Mobile+64 27 203 5870