Our Stories: Emma-Jane Adam & Catriona Pharo

Written by Sophie Bevin.

Emma and CatSmalls is taking the UK children’s wear market by storm. The company is the brain child of Kiwis Emma-Jane Adam and Cat Pharo, who saw a gap in the market to create stylish children’s clothing that stands up to the harsh UK winter. The solution was something so familiar to Kiwis: merino wool. Emma and Cat have poured their passion and effort into creating beautifully designed pieces made from the highest-quality materials. The result is an award-winning brand of children’s wear that is both functional and fashionable...

An Evening with Diane Foreman

Written by Chaya Inturi.

NZBWN Nov15 088New Zealand House was the place to be on Wednesday 4 November for Kiwi women (and some men). Lady Alexandra Smith accompanied by the current High Commissioner, Rt Hon Sir Lockwood Smith, welcomed Diane to London and to the Network.

With the stunning autumn London skyline as the backdrop, kiwi themed nibbles were eaten that had been prepared by Rhonda Scott of Escence catering, Marlborough wine from Blind River was savoured, books were signed, and we eagerly awaited to hear our guests' musings.

Lady Smith set the scene by sharing personal (often amusing) anecdotes of their long friendship which started two decades ago in Auckland. Their paths crossed due to Lady Smith's involvement as a Counsellor at Diane's adopted son's school. From there, they bonded over their passion for philanthropic causes, eventually leading to Diane's 'OE' in the UK this year.....

New Career Change Mentor Groups

Written by NZBWN Mentor Programme Team.

Seeking clarity for career change? Ready to change direction in your career?

** We have extended your opportunity to apply until 5pm on Friday 23rd October - Apply now! **

Knowing that many of you are considering career changes and looking for individual support to jump-start your journeys, we have created an outstanding opportunity for you to join a career change mentoring group led by a high calibre mentor.   If you are seeking clarity for career change or you are ready to change direction in your career, then our choice of two groups are an ideal way to get started.  Both groups will begin in November to give you a fast-start for 2016!

New Career Change Mentor Groups: Seeking clarity for career change? Ready to change direction in your career? 

Which group is for you?

  • Are you unhappy in your job or looking for a career change but unsure what it will take for you to feel happy and fulfilled in a new job? Our Clarity Around Your Career Change will suit you.
  • If you know that you want to change industries but are worried that you might have to go backwards to go forwards, then our Changing Direction in Your Career group will suit you.

Our Stories: Kylee Newton

Written by Holly Algie.

Kylee NewtonA few years ago, I heard whispers about someone selling that magical fruit - the feijoa - at a stall near Broadway Market in Hackney, east London. It turns out that someone was none other than Kylee Newton, the lovely lady behind chutney, jams and preserves brand Newton & Pott and recently published author of “The Modern Preserver” recipe book.

Fittingly, we meet on Broadway Market – a place that is near and dear to Kylee’s heart – as she has lived and worked in Hackney since her arrival in London 15 years ago, and has been coming to the Saturday market since it began 10 years ago. Kylee tells me it is her favourite market in London for the variety of food and craftsmanship (mine too) and it is where the Newton & Pott brand really came to life.

Originally from New Plymouth, Kylee graduated from art school and worked in hospitality in Auckland before moving to London where she worked as an analogue printer for photographer Wolfgang Tillmans for ten years until he relocated to Berlin.

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