Being surrounded by and bought up in a family of small business owners, running and managing businesses is in my blood. Throughout my career I have successfully led and developed sales, marketing and customer service teams in call centre operations. Four years ago, my wife and I took a chance and moved back to Christchurch to setup 2B Connected, an outsourced call centre provider that helps businesses with their phone-based sales and customer service needs. We have grown significantly in a short space of time and now employ over 50 staff. I chose Christchurch to set up business because it is a great place to source exceptional talent and has an innovative and resilient nature which allows businesses to grow and thrive.
I offer a unique and proactive approach to business, often viewed as someone who thinks differently, I am very comfortable taking and voicing a view which may differ from the norm, but I respectfully stand up for what I believe is the best solution.
Small and medium hard working business owners are at times often underrepresented, it can take a like-minded business owner to appreciate and understand the economic, business and employment challenges faced.
I am energetic, passionate, determined, and extremely hard working, with a drive to see all businesses grow and develop further. These skillsets offer real value to the chamber board.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, as well as pushing myself mentally and physically competing in ultra-marathons, adventure races while I work towards my first ironman in 2023.