Another great conference this time in the vibrant Gold Coast. Thanks to everyone who contributed this year and made the commitment to travel over the ditch. Katipolt learning took up a large chunk of the event programme as well as fantastic supplier stands and presentations and the all important networking and socialising.Read More
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New Zealand trade professionals network NZ Trade Group (NZTG) has qualified for a landmark R&D Growth Grant from Callaghan Innovation to boost the development of a suite of innovative software that will vastly expand business opportunities for its nationwide membership.Read More
Over the last year there’s been a media storm around the alarming increase in substandard products and shoddy workmanship plaguing the construction industry. Many businesses are said to be taking on too much work, and in the competition to win contracts are operating with low and unsustainable margins, with some opting to use cheap, substandard products and low-cost labour to keep prices down.Read More
Thriving during what's regarded as the longest and strongest growth phase in building activity in New Zealand history is one thing, but building a sustainable business to last beyond the construction boom is another.Read More
A great success and overwhelming team effort. A big thank you to all our members who attended. Much learning, networking and socialising was had by all !
Thanks also to our exhibiting suppliers, your efforts were appreciated and all the stands looked amazing.Read More
Cloud-based software, collective buying power, as well as networking and training services provided by NZ Trade Group are all helping the country's trade businesses thrive in the current construction boom.Read More
There is no scarcity of information showing that the demand for tradies and construction workers is higher than ever before. With the number of jobs in the trade sector increasing rapidly to meet growing housing needs, trade companies are being forced to find efficient ways that result in higher productivity rates.Read More
NZTG is a nationwide membership organisation with over 120 trade businesses on board. They provide their members with cloud-based quote and job management software to optimise their operations, collective buying power through its supplier network and a host of services including business training and education. But it's the power of its collaborative networking that's grabbing the spotlight at the moment.Read More
With a chronic skills shortage and an abundance of construction work underway, it's never been harder for the trade sector to manage workloads and retain staff.Read More
So, as winter starts to draw to a close, it’s time to think about stepping outside into the sunshine again and enjoying our backyards, decks and pool areas to the full.
Investing in your outdoor entertaining area is therefore a smart move. But what to do to get that wow factor?
Read the full article published in the FPB Today hereRead More
Who said conferences can't be fun for the whole family? Certainly not us! Our 7th annual NZTG conference in Fiji had it all - beautiful surroundings, sunshine, great friends and inspiring business ideas and products. 136 adults and 92 excited children attended this, our first, offshore conference and what a blast it was! We'd like to thank our members who made the commitment to participate and take the time out away from their businesses at this busy time. A massive thank you to J.A. Russell, HPM Legrand, Schneider Electric, Philips Lighting and all our preferred supply partners for your continued support of this annual event.Read More
NZTG's Business Support Manager Jeremy Thornton has his say in the latest issue of NZ Construction News.
As pressure mounts on the trade sector and those in the subcontracting space in particular, with huge demand from contractors to take on jobs in the ongoing construction boom, it has never been more critical for trade business owners to step up to the task and run sustainable, professional businesses.Read More
All the signs are that if 2015 was a good year for your trade in your region, 2016 could be even better. The trouble is that fast growth, badly managed, can be as much of a killer for a small business as not enough work, says Andrewe Brown, managing director of NZ Trade Group. He talked to Nikki Mandow from Bunnings Trade Issue about how to avoid some of the pitfalls around business growth.Read More
The latest FPB Today focused on adding value to your rental property - here is NZ Trade Group's inputRead More
Read the latest Canterbury Build magazine (January 2016). Brownie has commentary in the Canterbury Rebuild "The Influencers" section. This publication is a great read and clearly demonstrates the passion and growing activity in the Canterbury region.Read More
New Zealand’s construction industry is currently booming, and according to stats presented at a recent Construction Marketing Services (CMS) Executive briefing, this boom is not going to be slowing down any time soon.Read More
We are in the news again - read our IT in Construction piece in the latest Construction News.Read More