One of the things you discover about Black and White Coffee Cartel when you drop in for a coffee is the company’s passion for satisfied customers – whether it’s the exquisite coffee, the ambient environment or the staff who serve you.
It’s a culture consciously created to ensure every customer’s experience is one that makes them want to return.
Combine that with the company’s innovative micro-roasting, done in small batches on site, and the freedom to allow each café the space to express individuality and you have a winning combination, resulting in an atmosphere that not only makes you want to return, but also a team of people who want to work there.
It’s only taken 300 years of humanity consuming coffee to get there! As Bink Bowler from Black and White says, “Coffee is a relationship made for you. We take pride in all the coffee we make for our guests.”
That’s really the pervasive feeling you get at Black and White; gone are the 1990s snobbery coffee house. Here is the vibrant culture of people meeting people to share a rich atmosphere that has culture and coffee made for your taste. It’s a little bohemian; a little edgy; a little bit you.
With the forward-thinking team at Black and White Coffee Cartel, it’s nice to think there’s someone in the industry who has finally got that essence right. The most important thing to think about a great cup of coffee is, who’s drinking it?
Strong customer relationships are one of the pillars of commercial success, but Armstrong Prestige has taken this concept to the next level.
The company recently flew some of its best customers down to Warbirds Over Wanaka, cooked up a storm with celebrity chef Annabel Langbein and got the ladies out on the track to experience some of their finest vehicles with Ladies Day at Ruapuna.
There are, of course, great vehicles constantly showing up too, with the all new X-Class that arrived mid-April. Just one of the new models in the Mercedes-Benz family, the highly anticipated top of the range utility vehicle is catered to light commercial applications.
“It features a rare combination of striking looks, raw power and beautiful interior design – including intelligent networking, high ride comfort and refined finishes,” Armstrong Prestige’s Simon Spencer Xu says.
The new AMG Performance Centre is now set to open mid-June. The second showroom to be built in New Zealand, it’s the Christchurch incarnation of a global initiative giving dedicated space to Mercedes-AMG product, with motorsport-themed display areas and specialist staff trained at AMG headquarters in Affalterbach. In conjunction with the Performance Centre opening, Armstrong’s showroom is also getting a makeover.
There is always something to look forward to down at Armstrong Prestige, with a team of sincere people genuinely dedicated to getting you into the right vehicle and continuing to provide the latest in quality vehicles and service.
For more information, visit the showroom at 6 Detroit Place, phone
03-343 2468 or visit armstrongmotorgroup.com.
Whether it’s an engagement ring or wedding bands, creating a symbol of everlasting love is a special responsibility.
Via Sollertia Jewellery also treats it as an incredible privilege. Designing and making beautiful handcrafted creations, as unique as the couple that buys them, Clare and the team approach each and every ring with impeccable attention to detail.
With coloured diamonds and gemstones gaining in popularity and less conventional designs taking centre stage, Via Sollertia is embracing this new direction and offers a stunning range of diamonds and gems to suit every preference.
Its Nu Proposal is another inspiring innovation providing the opportunity for proposals to be centered around the gem only – a process that can be undertaken by the proposal maker, or the couple, through a collaboration of ideas. The couple can then design a setting together.
Ready to make the commitment of a lifetime? Via Sollertia would be honoured to join you on the journey. Visit 11 New Regent Street and www.viasollertia.co.nz.
Mark Twain once quipped, “What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? A taxidermist takes only your skin.”
In reality of course, getting organised to pay your tax is no joke and, after 27 years as an accountant in Christchurch, Jason McFadden of McFadden Accounting finds that because our system is complex, few people are getting it right.
Unlike IRD however, easy-going Jason won’t get cantankerous if you’ve got in a muddle or got behind. In fact, after working in a big accounting firm, Jason decided to specialise in helping small businesses and ‘mum and dad’ investors. Enjoying the personal service his role brings, Jason will meet you, look at your accounts and records and give you a cost-competitive estimate or quote. You can visit his home office, but Jason enjoys travelling to your workplace and doesn’t charge for travel time.
He’s happy to help with local investments, or overseas interests requiring assessment under the Foreign Investment Fund (FIF) regime. For small businesses he understands that being audited, paying GST, managing employees with PAYE, Kiwi Saver, child support, or other deductions can be stressful and are a burden when you are passionate about focussing on your business.
If the problems of provisional tax based on your previous year’s results are a headache, Jason can help with new IRD option: the Accounting Income Method (AIM) enabling payment of Provisional Tax every one or two months based on actual profit. Happily, a loss made during a period attracts an immediate refund.
Visit Jason’s website at www.mcfaddenaccounting.nz.