Simon Moor, RightWay Limited
Chartered Accountants and Regional Partner in Lower Hutt – Wellington, New Zealand
SiWhat do you love about Small Business?
The courage of small business owners to take on the risk of starting their own business and their hard work and tenacity required to be successful.
Where do you live and what do you love about your community?
Lower Hutt, Normandale to be specific. I love the friendly and relaxed community spirit and the fact that the beach, mountain bike trails, cafes and the ‘Cake Tin’ are all close by.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with family and friends, running, playing cricket and golf, or hitting the trails on my mountain bike.
Why did you join RightWay?
After spending 11 years working as a manager in several different companies, I was after a new challenge and was excited by the opportunity to use my experience to help small businesses succeed. Also it’s hard not to like the way RightWay is looking to break away from the traditional accountant stereotype.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Relaxing on the couch with an ice cold beer, watching sports on TV
Who is your idol? Business related.
Sir Richard Branson. I admire the way he’s built his empire by constantly challenging the status quo and making a point of having fun along the way.
What is the best example of kiwi ingenuity you have witnessed?
?Hmm, there’s plenty to choose from, although if I had to choose one, I’d say Sir Ernest Rutherford splitting the atom. Purely because of the magnitude of the achievement given the limited resources he had to work with.