Dunedin launches Deloitte Private Club

Despite the biblical deluge which hit the city, the Dunedin office launched its inaugural Deloitte Private Club on Wednesday the 3rd of June.

An eclectic mix of business owners across a number of sectors, from film production to energy and technology, gathered together to discuss the different avenues to raising capital – an important issue for any small business no matter what stage of the business life-cycle they may be at.

Josh Daniell - co-founder of Snowball Effect - New Zealand’s largest equity crowd funding platform, spoke about how this novel way of capital raising can be accessed and how it has been successfully embraced by small businesses since its recent inception in August 2014. Other panelists from Forsyth Barr, Anderson Lloyd Lawyers, BNZ and our own Mike Horne gave their advice on the more traditional means of capital raising covering the pros and cons of each and then taking on a fairly robust discussion on valuation. 

The formal part of the evening was followed by an opportunity to mix and mingle over a few drinks and nibbles and learn about each other’s businesses and the issues they face. 

Mike Horne, who led the discussion, said “the Deloitte Private Club is a unique way for business owners to come together and connect to discuss issues that are facing their businesses. It is unlike any other networking event, particularly in Dunedin, as it truly is all about the members and we intend for it to develop and evolve in line with their needs”.

The Dunedin office intends to make this a bi-monthly installment and are looking to launch the Deloitte Private Club in Queenstown in August.

For queries on the Dunedin Deloitte Private Club please contact Claire Williams at claiwilliams@deloitte.co.nz

Claire is a Senior Consultant in our Dunedin office.