Kudos To Bartercard New Zealand For Their Accomplishments
Paul Bolte was hired as the CEO of Bartercard New Zealand three
years ago with the goal of getting the firm back on a fast-growth
track. The progress Bartercard has attained under his direction is
remarkable; Bolte has positioned the company as a good corporate
Bartercard New Zealand is posting impressive numbers (sales) in a
country that has a 4 million population. Last year the company�s
6,800 members transacted over $210,000,000 in trade dollar activity.
It is an entrepreneurial organization achieving growth even within
the current challenging economic conditions.
Bolte visited with New Zealand�s prime minister the Honorable John
Key earlier this month as part of Team Bartercard, which is a group
of 16-to-19-year-old students. They are mentored by Bolte and formed
for the International Young Enterprise Competition 2009, which took
place in June.
The 80 students in the competition worked in teams to create ideas,
prototypes, business plans and presentations, focusing on global
trade and innovative solutions to an issue or need. The teams had
two challenges to complete that culminated in presentations to two
different panels of judges. The judges looked for a winning
combination of teamwork skills, an innovative approach, and an
outstanding standard of product or service, prototype, business
plans and presentations.
The winning team was Team Bartercard, which represented New Zealand
later that evening in the Global Enterprise Challenge. The Honorable
John Key extended a personal invitation to the group of
entrepreneurial students to join him for morning tea in his office
followed by a tour of Parliament.
�It is important as leaders of successful companies that we take the
time to mentor students in programs such as this, since they are our
future business leaders,� says Bolte. �The opportunity extended Team
Bartercard by the Prime Minister was a huge honor and I was
privileged to be a part of the group.�
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