Our Stories: Stella Duffy OBE

Written by Emma Bell.

Stella Duffy black and white webStella Duffy’s work as an artist shares her experiences of a childhood in New Zealand with a worldwide audience of her followers. As a woman of various talents, she wears many hats, and earlier this year her work as a writer, theatremaker, founder and co-director of the Fun Palaces Campaign was recognised when she was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to the arts.

Fun Palaces was founded in 2013 as an ongoing campaign for promoting culture at the heart of every community. These are spaces for creativity and social cohesion that are locally-led and community-driven. In 2016 there were 292 Fun Palaces across the world; in the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, with 124,000 people taking part.

Our Stories: Stacey Kehoe

Written by Emma Bell.

Stacey kehoe Founder and Communications Director of Brandlective Communications bw final v2Stacey Kehoe is a communications director, magazine editor, property investor and travel blogger. Her passion for life and adventure has seen her take on a variety of challenges in her career to date, and earlier this year she was nominated as a finalist for the FSB London Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Stacey started her company, Brandlective Communications, in 2011 when she identified a need for small to medium sized companies to increase their online presence. Brandlective Communications specialises in social media management, content marketing, blogging, website development and online marketing campaigns, working specifically with SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Today new job, tomorrow the world

Written by Holly Algie.

Dream JobThe traditional right of passage isn’t so much the moving to the UK, but getting a) a bank account, b) surviving the northern hemisphere cold and flu strains determined to crush you, both of which are arguably harder than securing c) a JOB.

I can tell you that nothing squashes backpacker zen faster than dealing with recruiters in the UK. Never fear! We are here to help smooth the transition with an unofficial list of tips and tricks to help you find a job.

Our Stories: Mary Fenwick

Written by NZBWN.

mary fenwickMary Fenwick has used her background as a journalist to build high-level international relationships. She changes not only individual lives through her writing, coaching and educational fundraising, but her support for women as political leaders is contributing to change in countries in transition to democracy.

Mary’s job titles include business coach, public speaker, journalist, fundraiser, and mother of four children aged 21, 20, 18, and 16 years. This year, an engineering student from New Zealand will have a study placement at McLaren Automotive in the UK as the first step in a $10 million fundraising project, invented by Mary. In her work as Executive Director of the UK Friends of the University of Auckland, Mary has initiated and built a relationship with the global McLaren business. The ultimate aim is to create a permanent legacy to Bruce McLaren, who has unjustly faded from prominence in New Zealand.

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