A nation of innovators, there is no denying that small businesses are the backbone of New Zealand. Making up 97 percent of our businesses and contributing to almost a third of New Zealand's GDP. Some might say it’s our entrepreneurial spirit, others, our DIY nature - if we want something, we get on and do it. Regardless of what drives it though, it’s clear that the survival and growth of small businesses in New Zealand is essential to a strong economy.
Join Kea New Zealand in London for breakfast with Craig Hudson, NZ Country Mangager for Xero. Craig will look at the recently launched Xero Small Business Insights. Built on a trusted and robust data set which has been drawn from their 300,000 plus subscribers, Small Business Insights creates a clear view of New Zealand's business environment, helping better understand and to help champion the small business cause.
Breakfast hosts are Robyn and Robert Wilson, owners of The Don and Bleeding Heart Restaurants, as well as co-owners of Trinity Hill Wines.
The Don team will serve us a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit and yoghurt pots, choice of Full Enlish or Full Scottish of scrambed eggs and smoked salmon, tea or coffee and pastries
Guest speaker, Craig Hudson Country Manager - New Zealand, Xero. As Country Manager for New Zealand, Craig is a key member of the global sales leadership team, responsible for driving relationships with government, financial institutions, enterprise, and promoting the small business economy. Craighas been with Xero for several years, and returns to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, where he led Xero's entrance into Europe, the Middle East and South Africa markets. Craig is a father of four and a successful former rugby player who spent more than eight years playing professionally in New Zealand, France, England, and Wales.