Hunter’s Wines Managing Director, Jane Hunter, has been inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame.
Run by the Young Enterprise Trust, the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame acknowledges the work of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders throughout the country.
Jane was thrilled to be acknowledged with the award, presented to her by Minister of Justice, (Hon) Andrew Little, at a black tie dinner in Auckland last week.
“The Young Enterprise Scheme is about inspiring young people to be innovative and to get them thinking about their own possibilities, something which I think is very important for the future of business in New Zealand,” Jane says.
Jane was joined at the dinner by family and Marlborough Girls’ College student Shannon McLean, who had the task of reading Jane’s biography to the audience.
“Shannon is a very driven young lady and she did a great job,” Jane says.
Jane is supportive of a number of mentoring schemes in both the wine industry and the wider business world, with the intention of giving young people the confidence to back themselves in entering the business world as a career choice.
The Young Enterprise Trust has been working with schools towards the same outcome since the 1980, introducing the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame as a way of celebrating the very best of New Zealand’s business leaders and sharing their stories of success.
The Hall of Fame was launched in 1996, and has amassed a long list of Laureates since then.
“The inductees over the years are a diverse group and some were literally pioneers, for example the Ballantyne Store family. It was an honour to be inducted this year,” Jane says.
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