Archive for the ‘Our Clients’ Category

“They saved my business career.”
Our relationship with Gilligan Sheppard began 20 years ago, when my brother Paul and I had a very successful business called Ballantyne Directories. Ballantyne Directories was a Yellow Pages advertising agency with a multi-million-dollar turnover, designing and placing ads for over 500 clients throughout New Zealand. So, what led us to engage with Gilligan Sheppard? […]
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A battle of wills – negotiation tactics
Imagine if you will, a boxing ring. The arena is dark, there is no audience and there are only four people present – the guy in the red shorts, the one in the blue shorts and a second for each boxer. The second for the boxer in the blue shorts has had many years of […]
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Going to seed – start-up funding during Covid
The initial lockdown forced business to adapt, Gilligan Sheppard were not exempt. Capital raising for early stage / start-ups is always challenging at the best of times. During lockdown Gilligan Sheppard was engaged to raise capital for a start-up, Ora Pharm, a new business in the recently legal and regulated medicinal cannabis industry. Michael, a […]
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Argus Fire Protection – through the fire
Authored by: Jacqui Bensemann, CEO of Argus Fire Protection I received a phone call from Bruce Sheppard, he invited me to present at the GS event themed ‘Purposeful Business’. I said to him, “What is a purposeful business?” Bruce replied, “Argus is one.” And while that wasn’t very helpful, it made me think and want […]
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“We’ll overtake Diligent within two months”
Article in The New Zealand Herald – 5th March 2019,by Chris Keall, Business Writer. The sale of NZX-listed Diligent was sold to a US company for a fraction under $1 billion in 2016 is one of the most storied exits in New Zealand software history. Now, a start-up that’s in the same market – boardroom […]
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Family office services
Gilligan Sheppard has many value added services as well as our Business Advisory and Compliance. One of the services I look after is Family Office. We have a ‘What is a family office’ page on our website where it details what Family Office means to us. I won’t recreate that, I will just let you […]
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Xero Platinum Champion
In September Gilligan Sheppard became a Xero Platinum Champion Partner. Xero partner firms are classified under the partner program according to a points system. The status levels are starter, bronze, silver, gold and platinum. [box] Using Xero for only bank feeds and compliance is like using your smartphone only for phone calls. [/box]   We […]
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Online Trading Platform in NZ
Gilligan Sheppard has been supporting Cloud Union (New Zealand) Network Technology Limited to establish their New Zealand business and we were recently invited to their opening ceremony at MOTAT (Museum Of Transport And Technology). 150 delegates and investors came from China and another 150 New Zealand industrial and political leaders attended. Amongst the NZ supporters […]
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One Room
The other day I received an email in my personal account from a client.  My first thought was why? Why was a client emailing my personal account? And then I opened it… It was an invitation to view a memorial service via online streaming.  It was a bit of a weird request and the text […]
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The Rise of the Electric Car!
There can be few people nowadays who deny the glaring fact that the human race has contributed significantly to the global warming that we are currently experiencing. Fiercer storms, higher sea surges, greater rainfall and higher summer temperatures all point in the same direction, and without some serious intervention by us, for us, it is […]
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