Hi, I'm Helen Laidlaw, Business Advisor
My official title is Founder and Director of Togetherness Co. - but I prefer to think of myself as the sounding board and strategies person you never realised you needed until now!
I am a Business Advisor, based in Hamilton, Waikato, who likes to keep things simple. I say what I mean and do what I say. After all, business is about people and earning your trust is very important to me.
I love working with businesses that have grown quickly, but not yet reached their full potential. Businesses that are more reactive than proactive; businesses that hate disappointing their family, staff and suppliers, but find it is a regular occurrence; businesses that are not generating enough profit to give their owners the financial freedom that they deserve.
I studied accounting and business at The University of Waikato, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS). In 1996, I was admitted to the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) as a CA member. Prior to starting Togetherness Co. in 2016, I worked as a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) within SME’s and public sector environments in multiple countries including New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Having moved around quite a bit in my early years ( from England to Fiji and finally New Zealand ) - I put down roots in the Mighty Waikato many years ago. I live here with my wonderful husband, Mike, and daughter, Gemma. When I’m not helping businesses improve and grow, I love traveling to new places, seeing new things and experiencing different cultures. At home I enjoy spending time with friends and family, the odd adventure race, walking, reading and a nice glass of prosecco on a summer evening.
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Contact me, Helen Laidlaw, to gain valuable insight into the ways that I can help both you, and your business. When we work together, you will gain back control and achieve success.
I can’t wait to talk to you!