COVID-19 UPDATE:

We are very keen to have this group continue, especially in times like this. Business Support is hugely important. We will be doing ZOOM meetings while we are in lockdown for our April meeting, and into May if need be. If you wish to join us, please email infor@businesschicks.co.nz.

We care deeply about your business so do feel free to reach out if you need support. Send an email and we can get in touch with you.

Members How to join Where we meet

Our Business Chicks

Sharon Leighton

After a career in hotel management and security, Sharon returned to Christchurch in 2007 to start Quinovic Merivale. Part of New Zealand’s largest independent property management franchise the Merivale office retains a high level of personalised service.

Are you tired of dealing with tenants yourself, Unhappy with your current property manager, or just thinking about getting into the investment market?

It certainly can’t hurt to catch up with Sharon for a chat to see how you can maximise you rental property

Phone: 03 355 0348
Mobile: 027 355 0359
Email: Sharon.layton@quinovic-merivale.co.nz


Phillippa Jacobs

Phillippa Jacobs is the Founder/CEO of Pinnacle&Co. Limited, opened the doors in 1997. Her fabulous team, love creating and promoting businesses. (rebranded from Mega Advertising to Pinnacle&Co in April 2017. 

Pinnacle&Co. are your new strategic creative partners in Christchurch. We’re raising the standard of advertising, digital and marketing agencies with our new approach to growing your business.

Some call it magic, others call it strategy. Either way, the results are the same when you engage us for your next project, promotion or campaign.

  • Essentials = Your branding, logo, website, stationery, signage, uniform and anything that helps you look great.
  • Communication = Helping you keep in touch with your existing clients and reach more potential targeted clients.
  • Advertising attention = Get noticed in the right places – this must be thought about.
  • Loyalty = Helping your clients stay loyal to you, appreciate them, thank them, make them feel appreciated.
  • Customer Care = Reporting, planning, customer surveys, project management.

Phone: 03 377 0350
Mobile: 021 633 862
Email: pj@pinnacleandco.nz

Check out our website Pinnacleandco.nz
Pinnacle&Co, your Strategic creative partners.


Phillippa Smith

Phillippa Smith is the co-owner of Estate Matters which is a house clearance company based in Canterbury.

Phillippa uses her knowledge and professionalism to help move a family member into retirement living, then manages the dispersal of a household estate.
Often families are spread all over the world and it can be overwhelming to know where to start to get the house on the market. Phillippa and her team work with family members, estate executors, trustees or solicitors when there is a deceased estate to sort and disperse items according to the family’s wishes.

At Estate Matters we sell household items on behalf of our clients, what we can’t sell we donate to local charities or recycle. We get the house cleaned and ready for sale in a timely way, and with an eye to maximising value for the client.

Phillippa is happy to provide you with an obligation-free estimation of costs, including timeframe involved.

Phone: 03 352 9308
Mobile: 022 340 5045
Email: estatemattersnz@gmail.com
Website: www.estatematters.co.nz
Check us out on Facebook for before and after photos of our work


Marie Sherry

After 25 years in public relations, journalism and communications, Marie has forged an exciting new career in real estate with Harcourts Holmwood. This change was prompted by her love of property and a desire to help people achieve their real estate dreams, whether it’s buying their first home or finding the perfect investment property.

Marie’s strengths include excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. She is committed to finding out exactly what her clients want and need while providing all the information required to help them make the best decision.

Marie is also a director in her husband’s business, Entertainment Technology, which undertakes residential and light-commercial structured wiring, audio visual and communication work, including TV and music distribution, phone and network distribution, security and home automation and flat-panel TVs mounted to the wall.

Mobile: 027 652 7035
Email: marie.sherry@harcourts.co.nz
Website: www.holmwood.co.nz/our-agents/ilam-2/marie-sherry/
Website: www.e-technology.co.nz