If you’ve ever attended an Unlimited Potential event at the marvelous venue on the 16th floor of Deloitte House in Wellington, you are probably wondering just what a global financial services and advisory firm has in common with a bunch of technology start-up folks and I.T. industry geeks. Surprisingly, they actually have quite a lot in common.
Deloitte New Zealand employs around 900 specialists offering advice including taxation, finance, risk management and general accounting services. What most people don’t know is that Deloitte has a small business team based right here in Wellington that are already working with some of the coolest emerging technology start-up companies from around New Zealand.
Headed by Stephen Nicholas, the SME team are keen to dispel some of the common stereotypes that persist around the industry. Deloitte provides services to a huge range of clients from governmental agencies to large corporations right through to one person businesses and they tailor fees and service offerings accordingly, says Nicholas. “Small enterprises are the life-blood of the economy and (more than ever) we need to make sure they get sound advice to help them grow”, he says.
Being a kind of global cooperative, Deloitte also reaches thousands of other professionals in their global network. So if your company has aspirations of growing offshore, odds are that someone can be found to answer any curly questions relating to specific markets. Deloitte are also involved in a number of industry initiatives aimed at showcasing our business talent. The Deloitte Fast 50 tracks the fifty fastest growing Kiwi companies each year and tech firms often feature prominently. Across the Asia-Pacific region Deloitte sponsors the Technology Fast 500. Last year local companies like Powershop, Silverstripe and Xero made the list which is great news if you are employed within the information technology sector.
So, kudos to Deloitte for supporting our tech industry and for getting right behind Unlimited Potential.log in or register.