Speak­ers in­spire busi­ness awards au­di­ence

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - By KA­T­RINA LINTONBON mata­mata.editor@wrcn.co.nz

About 300 peo­ple gath­ered at the Mata­mata Me­mo­rial Cen­tre for the 2011 Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil Busi­ness to Busi­ness Awards.

Mayor Hugh Ver­coe said it was the ideal time to recog­nise busi­ness suc­cess in the district.

The Boltholder is re­garded as a suc­cess­ful busi­ness and di­rec­tor Peter Thissen had the crowd laugh­ing while shar­ing his story of how the Boltholder was trans­formed into the thriv­ing busi­ness it is now.

‘‘Pas­sion, com­mit­ment, qual­ity, op­por­tu­ni­ties, stock con­trol, no im­pulse buy­ing, watch­ing per­sonal spend­ing, good mar­ket­ing, stick­ing to what you know and above all else mag wheels – I love mag wheels. These are words I use to de­scribe how a busi­ness be­comes a suc­cess,’’ he said.

Guest speaker Sir Ray Avery spoke of over­com­ing huge odds to be­come one of the world’s lead­ing sci­en­tists and ed­u­ca­tors.

He had a sim­ple mes­sage – ob­ser­va­tion is the key to in­no­va­tion.

Con­tin­ued on page 3 pho­tos of award win­ners.

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