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Meet Our Networking Group Members

The Group meets Thursdays 7:00 am at MELBA CAFE,
1 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau

Lisa Travis

Business Name: The Beauty Clinic – Botany- 335c Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki

Industry: Beauty Therapy

Business Phone: (09)2715294  (027)4520983



Our Expertise. Your Results.

The Beauty Clinic was founded in April 2016 by owner Lisa Travis. Lisa has over 30 years experience in the beauty industry and prides herself on being able to make her clients feel more positive about themselves. We only employ the highest trained, fully qualified Beauty Therapists. We focus on the constant development and upskilling of our team so that we are able to deliver the best results to our clients. Lisa and her team have a genuine passion for the empowerment of women through beauty.
We pride ourselves on only using the highest quality products, consumables and the latest in technology. We will not compromise on quality to deliver treatments to our clients.
Results is our key word, and we have a very simple philosophy; to under promise and over deliver.

Ben Adams

Business Name: Mechanics2U

Industry: Mechanic

Business Phone: 021 883 153



Mechanics 2U- Trusted Professionals To Your Door

No need to worry about the hassle of booking your car in with a workshop, dropping the car off and picking it up again. We strive to minimise the downtime of your vehicle. Whether it’s your home, workplace, parking lot, gym we can come almost anywhere you need us. For all your vehicle servicing, general repairs and pre-purchase inspections. Mechanics 2U covers the greater Auckland region from Albany to Drury.

Dene Polglase

Business Name: Bakerfield Place Panel beaters

Industry: Panel Beating

Business Phone: 09 262 2873



Your local Panel Beating and Spray Painting services in the Auckland area.

Bakerfield Panelbeaters 2009 Ltd are based Bakerfield Place, Manukau, Auckland, We specialise in Panel Beating and auto refinishing. Bakerfield place Panelbeaters is a family owned business.
Dene has over 30 years experience in the industry and together with the team we strive to make an often stressful experience as painless as possible
Our motto is: “Your car deserves the best”

Ian Waters

Business Name: Waters & Pauling

Industry: Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors

Business Phone: 09 262 0874



Waters & Pauling are Chartered Accountants specialising in a wide range of services including annual financial accounting, regular management financial statements, virtual directors meetings, computer programs, business planning and budget setting. We also deal with all tax types and have an agency arrangement with IRD. We are members of the Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ.
We have been helping businesses for over 30 years and the two partners have more than 50 years combined experience. We have a team of 3 other accountants and 2 support staff. We are a user-friendly firm that provides easy to follow explanations and understanding of what can sometimes be called a foreign language.
We offer an initial one hour free consultation at either our place or yours. We want you to succeed in your business and by working together, we can help you achieve your dreams.

Daniel Campbell

Business Name: Prime Strategies

Industry: Business Management Consultan

Business Phone: 021 0772624



Daniel has worked in both the corporate world and industrial industry from multi nationals to start ups. This has given him a broad range of experience to draw from and passion for helping Auckland business owners.
Based in Auckland, Daniel is an advisor with the Prime Strategies Group which gives him access to decades of business experience from the best consultants in the country.
Daniel is excited to start the discussion about your business and get your team working towards the future you saw at the beginning of your journey.

Jason Gadsdon

Business Name: Discovery Financial Services

Industry: Financial Advice

Business Phone: 09 271 2570 or 021 811 844



As a family-owned, family-centred business, we know how to put you and your family first by taking the time to really understand your personal situation. Our belief is that if something unexpected happens that results in a financial crisis (and it could happen tomorrow) you are prepared, by developing a personal financial plan to deliver financial security.
When you choose Discovery Financial Services, you will receive insurance advice that is 100% tailored to your individual needs and circumstances, providing services from inception to claim. This means that if the time ever comes that you need to make an insurance claim, we will be there to help you every step of the way.
This ensures your peace of mind at a time of difficulty and strain, while also ensuring the best outcomes, as we know how to make sure your insurance actually pays.

Mark Swords

Business Name: Mark Swords Electrical Ltd

Industry: Electrical Contractor

Business Phone: 09 636 2222



Mark Swords Electrical Ltd. is an electrical contracting firm with a wide range of skills for both domestic and commercial electrical work. Mark Swords Electrical are Certified Master Electricians for your peace of mind. We undertake both large and small jobs and are very good at problem solving and fault finding.
Range of work:
Lighting, Socket outlets, Heating. Appliance repairs, Hot water cylinder repairs, Fans, Downlights, Caravan outlets, Spa pool connections, House Rewire, New house wiring, Data Cabling, Home Theatre installation, Audio Cabling, TV Mounting, Warehouse lighting, Lighting maintenance, Exit lighting, Emergency lighting. Smoke alarms, Burglar Alarm installation.

Maureen Collins-Wright

Business Name: Ross’s Plumbing Ltd

Industry: Plumbing, Gas fitting and Drain laying

Business Phone: 09 262 4003



Family values based plumbing business, run by husband and wife team Maureen and Ross. Our philosophy is in providing a quality customer service end to end. From the very beginning of the job until invoicing and payment. The range of work we cover is all types of property maintenance for both rental and private customers, ie. taps, toilets, hot water cylinder’s, water mains, waste disposal units, laundries etc. to bathroom renovations as well as new housing, (excluding spec housing).
We have a great team of 5 tradespeople and 2 office support staff. We are members of the New Zealand Association of Plumber’s, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Association and Ross is on the executive. Maureen is a member of Best Business Manukau (networking group) and also on the committee of the Wiri Business Association.

Mike Rahmati

Business Name: Internal Plasterer and Painter

Industry: Internal Plasterer and Painter

Business Phone: (021) 155-9056


Mike the Internal Plasterer and Painter!

20 Years’ experience of Gib-stopping, plastering and skimming internal walls to prepare for either a paint or wallpaper finish.
I also prepare and paint internal walls – washing walls, repairing and sanding, mixing and matching paint colours. Quality work guaranteed, I am very efficient, neat and tidy, reliable and honest, and take pride in the work I do to provide top quality and cost effective work.
No job too big or small. Give me a call!

Ilango Krishnamarthy


Industry: Commercial printing service

Business Phone: 09 263 8854 /021 739 875


Mercury Printz is one of the best print companies providing printing services in Auckland.
We proudly service advertising agencies, publishers, corporate companies and small businesses throughout greater Auckland area. We are the leading provider of high-speed variable data printing, colour-printing solutions in South Auckland.
“Commercial printing service at its best!”

Philip Whiting

Business Name: EmbroidMe Manukau

Industry: Uniforms and Promotional Products

Business Phone: 09 600 1021



We love what we do. We get to put your logo, your brand or your message on Apparel and Promotional Products.

We are part of the world’s largest retail embroidery chain, with over 350 outlets around the world. This enables us to utilise the latest technology and provide competitive pricing at the same time.

EmbroidMe specialises in polo shirts, caps and hats, work wear, school uniforms, sportswear, T-shirts, Jackets and Vests, Women’s wear, Chef wear, corporate gifts and bags. Philip and his friendly team of professionals are well equipped to service orders from one piece to thousands. Using embroidery, various printing methods and vinyl lettering we can brand just about anything.

For International Expertise with a local focus come and see Philip and his team at EmbroidMe Manukau, Your Promotional Marketing Partner. Visit us online or instore at 116A Cavendish Drive Manukau – right beside the Big BP.

Gene Young

Business Name: Super Tyre Guy

Industry: Tyres

Business Phone: 09 263 9474 021 506 259



Super Tyre Guy specialises in new/used tyres, wheel alignment, alloy/steel wheels and automotive batteries.
Founded in Paeroa March 2015 by Gene & Marie Young, STG (Super Tyre Guy) opened its second franchised store in Manukau February 2018 and looks to grow around Auckland with positive people looking to run their own businesses with our support in the background. With such a competitive competitive market in Auckland, STG continues to grow it’s profile and customer base with a simple formula – best price, widest variety and most importantly SUPER SERVICE
We look forward to giving you a customer experience that you wont forget and welcome you to the STG family


Business Name: Skillet

Industry: Software as a Service

Business Phone:  09 801 1121



Skillet is New Zealand’s marketplace of accessible activities, events and services. Available on all digital devices (e.g. your phone, laptop or tablet), our community is made up of Kiwis with disabilities, senior citizens, families and businesses that are committed to accessibility, inclusion and dignity for all. These businesses range from plumbers and electricians with years in their trades, to community centres and libraries that have created a fun, safe and welcoming place for everyone.

We started working on Skillet in 2019 to amplify the voice, choice and visibility of loved ones with disabilities, and to create a greater sense of community for our older whānau and friends. In the years since, there’s been nothing more rewarding than receiving input from our community: those who’ve joined us to create a more inclusive and accessible New Zealand. Get in touch and see why more and more Kiwis are joining Skillet: our accessible marketplace!

Roy Murupaenga

Business Name: Barfoot & Thompson

Industry: Real estate – Residential Sales

Business Phone: 021 668 542



Owning a home is a long-held dream for many people. For me, helping people achieve that dream is what makes a career in real estate so exciting. Listening and capturing what’s most important to my clients, and then providing the appropriate support, options, and solutions is the rewarding part of the job. Having worked in the banking industry for 30 years gave me the skills needed to transition to Real Estate. Barfoot & Thompson’s values of People, Family, Diversity, and Community, were a real drawcard for me when choosing a realty company.

Rosie Patrick

Business Name: Sutcliffe Matson Law

Industry: Solicitor

Business Phone: 09 279 8351



Rosie is a solicitor at Sutcliffe Matson Law, which has offices in both Botany and Beachlands. Sutcliffe Matson Law is a general practice firm, with experience in a wide range of legal matters, including conveyancing, wills and estate planning, relationship property and trusts. Rosie’s focus is primarily conveyancing, which suits her well as she loves helping first home buyers into their new homes.

Sutcliffe Matson Law has a team of solicitors with decades of experience between them, who are ready to guide clients complex legal processes. The firm is committed to providing friendly and down-to-earth advice to ensure that clients receive the best possible assistance in both the most exciting and the most difficult times of their lives.

Sutcliffe Matson Law looks forward to working with you in the future!