Hospitality Business Magazine

The Growth Collective owner honoured in Fly Buys Mumtrepreneur Award

Sandra Findlay - The Growth Collective

Sandra Findlay – The Growth Collective

Mairangi Bay businesswoman Sandra Finlay has been named a national winner in the Fly Buys Mumtrepreneur Awards.

Finlay’s business, The Growth Collective, runs, an online ordering system which links fresh food suppliers and local schools, meaning parents can order a low-cost and nutritious lunch for their kids. The company has grown to service over 57 schools around the country.

Fly Buys chief executive Stephen England-Hall said the awards were designed to recognise the growing number of successful Kiwi women who handle the dual challenges of running a business while raising a family at home.

“Any business owner will testify that launching a company involves a tremendous amount of hard work and mumtrepreneurs are balancing this with bringing up children at the same time.

“We were really impressed with the speed in which Sandra has attracted a market for her service. Since the company launched in 2010 it has processed over 165,000 orders and demand continues to grow.”

The competition judges were Catherine de Groot, Trilogy skincare co-founder and Mumtrepreneur; Tui Te Hau, General Manager at *experience, and Stephen England-Hall.

Hurford took home the Best Product and Service Award will receive 10,000 Fly Buys points, enough for anything from a technology upgrade to a family holiday.

More than 250 entries were received for five different categories: Best Product or Service, Best Online or Technology Business, Best Creative Business, Best Food and Beverage Business and the Best Agri-Business.

For more information see