New Member - H & M Hennes & Mauritz NZ Ltd
In 1947, Erling Persson opens a new womenswear store in Västerås, Sweden. He calls it Hennes, Swedish for “Hers”.
1968, Hennes acquires hunting and fishing equipment retailer Mauritz Widforss, and the name is changed to Hennes & Mauritz. This is the start of offering of men's and also children's clothing.
Today H&M is still a Persson family run business comprising of over 4750 stores in 69 markets.
New member - Lightex
Lightex is rethinking of lighting design – providing detachable and customizable LED lights, with a combination of technology and aesthetic design.
New Platinum Member - Electrolux
We are delighted to welcome Electrolux to NZSBA as a platinum member.
New Member - ASKO Appliances: Inspired by Scandinavia
ASKO Appliances were introduced to the New Zealand market one year ago by the Jones Family Business and have quickly built a reputation as some of the world’s most sought after appliances. Inspired by Scandinavia, the functionality and design of every ASKO appliance represents the pinnacle in quality, and they remain true to the Scandinavian dedication to conservation and environmental protection with all of their products and ventures.
Member Profile - Duncan Cotterill
Our valued committee member and secretary Chris Linton is a partner at Duncan Cotterill. Duncan Cotterill is one of New Zealand’s leading national firms, with offices in Auckland, Welington, Nelson and Christchurch. It’s our enterprising attitude – taking opportunities when they arise – and our strong commercial and pragmatic approach that attracts enterprising people and organisations to work with us.
A New Social Enterprise in our Midst
Committee member Claire Conza, who has been behind our marketing & comms for over 3 years, has been busy re-inventing herself and her purpose in life and business with a new way of doing business - Social Enterprise that is 100% purpose driven and places just as much importance on people & planet as profit. We are proud of her taking the win in the Idealog Creative Kickstart Competition on her birthday in August - check out the little video here.
New Company Member - Mil-Tek
Manufactured in Denmark Mil-tek provides a unique range of waste compactors to help deal with waste and recyclables. Mil-tek is one of New Zealand’s best known and respected waste management solution providers, with professional and experienced staff located around New Zealand.
New Company Member - Line's Knækbrød
"It all started in 2011 when my parents came to visit from Denmark and brought this amazing recipe with them. I remember eating the Swedish Knækbrød as a child. With this recipe, it was love at first bite and we spent the rest of the summer & the following year baking and perfecting the recipe.
New Company Member - Duncan Cotterill
Our committee secretary, Chris Linton, is now a partner at Duncan Cotterill, one of New Zealand’s leading national law firms. Its clients include New Zealand and international corporates, public sector, local government, listed entities, insurers, banks and financial institutions, professional services firms, SMEs and private and institutional investors.