Help your business survive and thrive in tough times

Three business owners will share real life experiences of managing the ups and downs of business, and give you ideas for improving your performance.

Westpac Smarts webinar - 'Help your business survive and thrive in tough times'
Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022
Time: 9.00am – 9.45am


Rachel Wilson, Senior Leader at Westpac will host a panel discussion who will share a variety of perspectives and give practical tips you can apply to your business.

Expect a variety of perspectives and practical tips you can apply to your business.

Debra Chantry-Taylor will tell her story of having a successful business and then losing it all. She now uses her experiences, along with her formal qualifications in leadership to help Business Owners lead their best lives….both professional and personally. Michael Jackson, a highly skilled Chartered Accountant, has seen significant changes over the last 35 years and has helped his clients navigate the impacts of change. Kim Bone, 4th generation of F L Bone & Son Ltd, has had to navigate many ups and downs over the years and despite the challenges, continues to grow and expand the family business. 

This promises to be a relevant, topical webinar and not to be missed.


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Introducing our speakers. 



Debra Chantry is a Professional EOS Implementer & licence holder for EOS Worldwide in New Zealand. In her management & leadership career, spanning 25 years, Debra has taken privately owned companies from flatlining back to growth, managing up to 220 staff.

She has run her own businesses now for over 11 years & has lived the high-life with all the trappings - the cars, the homes & the fast toys. She has also lost it all, not once but twice, in 2 spectacular business train wrecks. Having had to put one of her businesses into receivership, she knows what it is like to be awake at 2am, worrying about finances & people.

She now uses these experiences, along with her formal qualifications in leadership, business administration & EOS, to help Entrepreneurial Business Owners lead their best lives…. Doing what you love, with people you love, making a huge difference, being compensated appropriately & with time to pursue other passions.



Michael Jackson is a Director of progressive Hawke’s Bay based Chartered Accounting firm PKF Carr & Stanton. Having joined the firm in 1987, he has seen significant changes in industry and business over the last 35 years. During that time, he has assisted clients navigate the impacts of those changes.

His substantial client base covers a broad cross-section of industry and businesses both in New Zealand and further afield. He holds a number of directorships and specialises in strategic / business planning, business development, supermarkets, mergers and acquisitions, valuations and succession planning.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and a Director of PKF New Zealand.

With a keen community sense, Michael is a Trustee of the Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust and the Hawkes Bay Medical Research Foundation and assists a number of other community and charitable organisations.

Michael loves the challenge of making a positive impact on clients’ businesses and their success.




F L Bone was established in 1885 and now being run by 4th generation Kim Bone. F L Bone are importers and exporters of door and window hardware, cookers and fires. The company predominantly operate in exclusive lines sourced from the UK & Europe.

F L Bone retail to end users and specifiers, while also wholesaling to larger domestic appliance chains. 



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