Branding DNA with Anna Cowie

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Here at the NZBWN, we have been busy talking the steps towards formalising the structure of the network and evolving our Brand. In doing so we are discovering our unique DNA...

1. Taking a Journey with Anna 

One of our network members Anna Cowie of The Pixel Pusher Ltd, established her Brand DNA system to help companies create and evolve their brands. no1

“It’s about finding that nugget, that something unique that speaks to your audiences. To stand out from the chaos, you need to communicate a brand message in simple, clear elements.” By delving into your brand’s DNA, you reap a design blueprint to match the look and feel of your products to your brand’s attributes. You can then start to influence how your brand is perceived.

It's our 7th Birthday Bash

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UPDATE: This event SOLD OUT within 24 hours, apologies to all those not able to make it. If you are keen to go on our wait list please email us on

TMP afternoon tea pic

We’re turning 7 and you’re invited to a very special birthday party.

This year we take our inspiration from the Queen’s birthday which is officially on Saturday 11 June the day after ours (lucky she has two birthday’s) and in theme of summer garden parties and street parties we’re coming together to celebrate with a classic British tradition of afternoon tea (after work of course) but in true kiwi fashion, ours will be with a Modern, Kiwi twist.

The evening will be a wonderful celebration of what our Network is all about, the opportunity to connect with each other, to learn and be inspired. There may also be a surprise or two thrown in. This will be an event not to miss and a brilliant opportunity to experience The Modern Pantry’s Afternoon Tea (usually reserved for those able to dine from 3-5pm on weekdays).

Places are strictly limited so don’t delay in booking.

When:  Monday 27 June 2016

Time:  6.30 – 9.30pm

Where:  The Modern Pantry Clerkenwell, 47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JJ

Closest Tube:  Farringdon, Barbican or Chancery Lane

Ticket price:  £30 includes welcome drink & afternoon tea.  A cash bar will operate after first drink

BOOK HERE. (Sold Out)

Business Book Brunch: The Happiness Advantage

Written by Lauradanna Radesic and Elizabeth Sullivan.

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

eggs BBBEvery six weeks or so a group of like minded women from NZBWN get together to discuss a nominated business book in a relaxed, affable environment. The book club not only combines discussion, friendship building and a great kick start to a Sunday, but it's always held at a kiwi-centric location. On this particular wintry London day, the book club enjoyed the hospitality, chic industrial aesthetic and superbly moreish food and coffee offered by Ozone Cafe.

Witty, engaging and easy to follow, that's how I'd describe The Happiness Advantage. According to author Shawn Achor, many of us fall into the trap of thinking happiness only follows success - i.e. the harder we work, the happier and more fulfilled we will become. However, Achor's premise is that this idea is both archaic and outdated. In fact, Achor says happiness is actually a precursor to success, not a result, and the happier we are the more successful we are likely to become.

Our Stories: Alys Turtill

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alysAlys is a Functional Fashion Fitness Blogger based in South West England.

Alys originates from Hamilton and arrived in the UK in 2008. Motivation is her passion! Her career began as a camerawoman working on TV commercials and films such as King Kong. Alys then utilised her skills behind the camera and studied at The London College of Fashion, before moving into garment technology for high street labels before setting up her Blog. Now through her blog, she hopes to inspire her followers to be active and look their best whatever their situation, budget and fitness level. Alys is Crossfit level one and Crossfit kids trained and has support from her personal trainer husband who also doubles as her photographer.

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