Win a
Business Boost

Valued at $16,000

The Mark, Side Kick Rangiora, Northern Outlook and Compass FM have joined forces to support one lucky North Canterbury business with a business boost. We are offering our services, expert advice, support, and advertising in a total prize package worth $16,000.

Entries have now closed. We had a record number of entries and are now in the process of shortlisting the applicants. Thanks to everyone who entered, the standard was incredibly high and we feel lucky to be in such a thriving business community. For those who applied, keep an eye on your emails for updates.

Marketing & Creative

The Mark specialise in bespoke, thoughtful and success-driven strategy & creative to help local businesses get started, grow, innovate and make their mark.

We are offering $4,000 worth of sales and marketing strategy and planning through to brand and creative, ensuring the winner is not only on the track to success but also has the edge against competition.

Dean Percy is an experienced business manager and owner, entrepreneur and energetic strategic marketer. Over the course of his career he has worked with hundreds of companies across branding, digital and advertising. He thrives on the freedom to think, create and problem-solve in his role as Director of The Mark.

Business Planning & Accountability

Sidekick helps you define success and then helps you achieve it. We help you manage your time, tech & money so you can achieve more in your business.

The winner will win $4000 worth of Planning, Coaching and Accountability services delivered over a year to maximise your opportunities and help you pivot and react to the environment around you.

Ric Thorpe is a shareholder and
manager across 6 Accountancy
firms throughout the South Island.
For 10 years at Sidekick, Ric has
been helping clients with the right
software, advice and strategy to
help them grow their profit and
improve their personal wealth.
Often, the simplest strategies are
the best and the easiest KPIs to
track will help you achieve success.

Newspaper Advertising

The Northern Outlook is based in Rangiora, the heart of North Canterbury. Delivered every Wednesday across the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts, the Northern Outlook attracts a connected audience and delivers advertisers results.

We have a digital copy on our Neighbourly platform for those that don’t reside in the area but love to keep up to date with everything North Canterbury or simply if you like to read on the go!

Rachel is an experienced Account Manager in many industries from pharmaceutical and vet to media advertising.

She’s an expert in providing marketing and advertising solutions for our local businesses. She enjoys working with our North Canterbury businesses to connect them with our audiences in the Northern Outlook, The Press, Neighbourly and the Stuff portfolio.

Radio Advertising

Compass FM a North Canterbury based and focused community radio station lives and breathes “local”. Playing an entertaining mix of music from the 60’s through to today’s hits, we also provide locally produced advertising solutions for North Canterbury businesses.  Compass FM will follow through on a $4,000 retail value advertising campaign specifically designed for the winner.

Kerry Treymane, manager of Compass FM has been in the radio industry since 1994 and has worked for both major players in the radio business in NZ. He is in a unique position to use big radio experience in making Compass FM a real force in the media market in North Canterbury and deliver positive advertising solutions to their clients.

Locals, supporting local. As part of the North Canterbury Business community, we want to show our support to see our community thrive. When we support local we all win.

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