"I first contacted Mark in the beginning of 2017 to help introduce my company and to develop a better working relationship with important new forest industry stakeholders in my expanding business. We needed a professional approach and Mark certainly achieved a great result with lasting benefits. 

Subsequently, Mark suggested I formalise a team of staff to be responsible for developing and enhancing our tree harvesting equipment. We have taken this structured approach, with Mark at the helm for 6 years now and we have all learnt the importance of working as a team to achieve positive results. 

I knew I could trust Mark’s judgment and decision making, so at the beginning of 2018, I asked Mark to come onboard as Project Manager for our new manufacturing facility built at Geddes Rd, Rotorua. This project also involved forming a new public road for additional access to the property. Mark managed all aspects of the roadway and building project from initial planning to completion, including selecting and purchasing new plant items for the business. Mark did a terrific job for me throughout the 3 years, bringing together a large team of planners, engineers, builders and suppliers for a very successful outcome. 
Mark has recently introduced and implemented a Continual Improvement programme to my business. This is not a simple task but with Mark’s experience and guidance I am seeing the benefits of this opportunity and how it will improve business processes moving forward. 

Mark will be the first consultant I contact to help with further business improvement and expansion."

David Cox
Managing Director, Engineering Services Rotorua Ltd


"Mark Lovegrove coaches a number of Speedy Signs and EmbroidMe business owners and the outcomes from these sessions have been excellent. Mark’s relationship focused coaching style works well with the many personality types within our group."

Grant Archibald
Managing Director, Business Franchise Group


"It has been an absolutely positive experience working with Mark on my business over the past year. He encourages and challenges you in a way that helps improve performance, makes you accountable for your decisions and really think about future planning.

I especially appreciate the motivation he provides and his sharing of knowledge. I have seen significant growth within my business since working with Mark, which his guidance has 100% contributed to.

If you are serious about making a successful business Mark will help you achieve that goal and more!" 

Mandy Shoebridge
Director, EmbroidMe Newmarket


"I initially engaged Mark to work with the team at Lee Brothers guiding our Lean Continuous Improvement programme. His down to earth and inclusive approach resulted in a high level of participation from our team and the programme has delivered results that are not only demonstrated by improved financial performance but also evident in a more systemised and structured business that has been key to enabling succession. I have a high level of trust in Mark and value his approach to business. He has proved to be a good sounding board with an ability to open my thinking when required and assist in working through to good decisions.

I value Mark’s consideration of my business and of me as a business owner. His unprompted calls to check in, especially during and post the Covid lockdowns have been very much appreciated. I look forward to more opportunities to share a journey with Mark."

Paul Ingram
Director, Lee Brothers Cabinets & Joinery


"Mark is a key part of our business success not only helping with the business achieving its goals but helping achieve and simplify our personal/life goals as well and combining the 2 in a simplistic way.

Working with Mark over the last 2 years has also helped grow our business and set up structure in order for us to enjoy what we work so hard for the most important goal of all "time with our growing family".

Thank you Mark for being such a key part of our team. We are looking forward to the future."

Mark Blackstone and Rebecca Kane
Directors, PhoneLife Rotorua and Tauranga


"Mark's coaching has triggered huge improvements in our business. We are in much better shape than before we started and have started to enjoy the journey again.

Highly recommended to all."

Chris Andersen
Managing Director, Andersen Civil and Drainage


"fineline has been working with Mark since Covid. We have received great support and advice. Developing a strategic plan with Mark has enabled fineline to focus and implement exciting initiatives.

I can fully recommend Mark's objective and challenging advice."

Tony Hadlow
fineline design agency


"Mark is awesome to work within all areas of our business. Cool, calm and collected, Mark helps us with plans and strategies to help us to be cool, calm and collected as well.

Highly recommended."

Aaron Gillanders
Director, Speedy Signs and EmbroidMe Rotorua