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Welcome to our department of Business and Management, meets some of our course developers and tutors from around the world...

David Crothers   FCA, GAICD,  B.Sc.Econ (Hons), Cert IV TAA
David is a graduate of Queens University Belfast, and a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years working experience in corporate and financial roles, both in Australia and other parts of the world.

Sonia Andrews   Dip Bus Acc.

15 years experience in business, bookkeping and accounting.

Kate Gibson    B.Soc.Sc, PostGrad Dip Org

Kate has over 6 years experience in marketing, and has worked as a project manager. Kate has traveled and worked in a variety of locations including London, N.Z and Australia.

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Plant Nursery
At least a few hundred sq. m. of space and water.
Bed and Breakfast
One or more spare rooms.
Gardening Service
Reliable vehicle, gardening and handyman tools.
Bookkeeping Service
Basic computer skills.
Professional Consultant
Expertise in some discipline, e.g. Business, Marketing etc.
Web Site Developer
Computer, technical ability, artistic skills.
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Use of premises and equipped kitchen.
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Landscaping I (Minimum) or Certificate in Garden Design (Comprehensive)
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Use of premises and office equipment.
Land, capital monies.
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Office/Consulting rooms, professional insurance.
Event Manager
Network of contacts and reliable suppliers.
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