Shae Thompson

Improving your sales success with an excellent first impression

We caught up with Andy Burrows, the Trades Coach, who talks about why the adage, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” is so crucial in today’s environment.

Shae Thompson
Improving your sales success with an excellent first impression
Shae Thompson

Mitre 10 Trade Hub and Xero get closer

Trade Hub is offering easier exports to Xero thanks to new functionality

Shae Thompson
Mitre 10 Trade Hub and Xero get closer
Shae Thompson

The Engineering Journey of GIB Weatherline®

The Technical Team at Winstone Wallboards have invested over 7,500 development hours on the GIB Weatherline® systems and recently achieved BRANZ Appraisal and compliance with the New Zealand Building Code.

Shae Thompson
The Engineering Journey of GIB Weatherline®
Shae Thompson

Keynote Award winner “one to watch”, say judges

Apprentice Flora Rivers is set to share her inspiring story at the upcoming Women in Trades conference after she was awarded the Mitre 10 Trade Keynote Award.

Shae Thompson
Keynote Award winner “one to watch”, say judges
Shae Thompson

Taupo apprentice takes out The Great Apprentice Race

Chaos and creativity ruled at The Mitre 10 Trade Great Apprentice Race.

Shae Thompson
Taupo apprentice takes out The Great Apprentice Race
Shae Thompson

Inside Trade Hub: Three features that will save you time and money and let you sleep better.

Are you making the most of Trade Hub? Here we look at three features that will help make your business easier, whether you’re a one-person band or a large organisation.

Shae Thompson
Inside Trade Hub: Three features that will save you time and money and let you sleep better.
Shae Thompson

Local crews get stuck in to give East Coast rugby new life

With a helping hand from local tradies, apprentices, plenty of sponsorship, and final a final burst of support from Mitre 10 Trade Gisborne, the team that keep rugby alive on the East Coast can finally move into their new office.

Shae Thompson
Local crews get stuck in to give East Coast rugby new life
Shae Thompson

Do you know an inspiring tradeswoman with a story to tell?

We’ve got to keep talking about it. Making up less than 12% of trades jobs, it’s important that women have a platform to share their stories and continue to inspire others to take on a rewarding career in our industry.

Shae Thompson
Do you know an inspiring tradeswoman with a story to tell?
Shae Thompson

Are You an Ant or a Grasshopper?

Building consents remain at record highs, and yet Trades Coach Andy Burrows says that he’s still hearing some tradies who are ‘a bit quiet’. We caught up with him on why this might be the case, and what Tradies can do about it if they feel they’re in this position.

Shae Thompson
Are You an Ant or a Grasshopper?

Mitre 10 Trade Update

After a busy start to the year, Mitre 10 GM Trade Derek Heard takes stock of the year so far and how the industry is tracking ahead of the NZ Certified Builders Conference.

Mitre 10 Trade Update
Jennifer Brasch

Getting a tax refund

The financial year-end is just around the corner and getting a tax refund could make a big difference to your business. Xero has some helpful tips on how you can boost your business in 2019.

Jennifer Brasch
Getting a tax refund
Jennifer Brasch

Building a stronger industry together

Following International Women’s Day, Mitre 10 is shining a light on the success of women in the construction industry and why we need to attract and look after women in the trades.

Jennifer Brasch
Building a stronger industry together
Jennifer Brasch

Mental health challenges for business owners

Andy from Trade’s Coach along with the Mental Health Foundation share some tips on how to efficiently manage your own health while running a small construction business

Jennifer Brasch
Mental health challenges for business owners
Jennifer Brasch

Getting 'different' consented

The Acceptable Solution path is taken by most but often doesn’t need to be a tricky or an onerous task

Jennifer Brasch
Getting 'different' consented
Jennifer Brasch

Cash - The lifeblood of your business

The Trade’s Coach shares some helpful tips on how to efficiently manage cash-flow for growing organisations

Jennifer Brasch
Cash - The lifeblood of your business

Reversible house takes home the popular vote at Prefab NZ SNUG competition

New Zealanders presented with a range of affordable homes at SNUG competition in Auckland last week

Reversible house takes home the popular vote at Prefab NZ SNUG competition