Are you in the club?

If you're not a member already then it's time you were! We're talking about the Deloitte Private Club now running in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown

If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner then this is the club for you!

As well as the opportunity to mingle with other like-minded people, each session hosts a high-level guest speaker who delivers a presentation filled with advice, inspiration and motivation. The night is usually capped off with small group discussions where members can share their own stories on the night's topic.

We also have the monthly 'hot seat' where you can present a current challenge or problem in your business while your fellow members brainstorm solutions. And If you have nothing to resolve then simply take advantage of the superb networking opportunities!

Learn more on why business owners are making the most of Deloitte Private Club here.

Lets check out what's happening in the regions!


In our September session we'll welcome Derek Handly who founded The Hyperfactory - read more about him under the Wellington section.

For more information please contact Jeannie McCormack here


On September the 10th, Hamilton will launch their first ever Deloitte Private Club session where there will be a panel session on how to gain various forms of equity funding. The real focus point being on how to raise capital and what the process is.

For more information please contact Doug Wilson here


On Monday the 17th of August, the Deloitte Private Club Wellington will welcome NZ entrepreneur, Derek Handly, who founded The Hyperfactory - one of the world's first tech houses specialising in helping Fortune 500 brands navigate the mobile world. The Hyperfactory was so successful that it was cited as Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 100 Brightest Ideas of 2010” and in 2011 Derek was named in the ‘Silicon Alley 100’ as one of the most influential people in technology in New York.

For more information please contact Petra Melville here


The last Deloitte Private Club was held on Wednesday the 29th of July where Tom Thomsen, owner of Elastomer Products Limited shared some of his learnings around growing his business into one of the leading rubber extrusions companies. 

As Christchurch holds bi-monthly meetings, the next session will be in September.

For more information please contact Liz Collins here


On Monday the 3rd of August, Dunedin will host its second Deloitte Private Club. Following on from the success of the club night in June, Mike Horne will facilitate a conversation around embracing social media. Our three panelists will cover a number of aspects, including the importance of social media in a broader marketing plan, how to create a winning social media strategy, how other companies have had success with social media and the ever important question of online security.

For more information please contact Claire Williams here 


We will be launching the Deloitte Private Club in Queenstown on Monday 10th August where we will discuss the different avenues to capital raising.  Following the same formula as the inaugural Dunedin Deloitte Private Club, we will have Josh Daniell from New Zealand’s largest crowd funding platform, Snowball Effect, talking about this new and increasingly popular means of raising capital as well as other local experts from BNZ, Anderson Lloyd and Forsyth Barr.

For more information please contact Claire Williams here 


Partner, Deloitte Private

Bill specialises in helping kiwi businesses to thrive. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, high net families and fast growth companies with the challenges of growth, planning and succession, working with some of New Zealand's most successful private businesses.