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Employsure Voices | Organic Thai2Go

Published: December 7, 2023

Employsure Voices is our way of shining the spotlight on our clients and their stories. This month, we hear from James, who shares his initial plans of purchasing a takeaway business and how that evolved into further acquiring an organic farm and launching an organic ready-made food service and how the support and assistance from Employsure helped him with his growth plans.

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My name is James Porteous, I run Organic

Solutions Limited. We have a large

Organic Farm close to Oamaru. We use the

vegetables from The Organic Farm.

We have Thai food restaurants in

Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell in the

deep south of New Zealand we also have

an organic veggie box service for

customers and we also have organic ready


I bought a Thai Food restaurant, we soon realized

there's a very competitive environment

in Queenstown here, so we went organic on

the food we started free delivery we

have a fleet of electric cars to deliver

the food. With the organic vegetables we

can provide the best tasting Thai food. I

thought maybe it's time to become a bit

more self-sufficient but more

sustainable we've got global warming

happening let's start a business that

can maybe try to address that but also

offer some great food. I can look at my

children in the eye and say I'm leaving

a future for you that's that's going to

be better than it was before.

So we're approached by the Employsure team

it was very good timing We were

about to purchase the organic farm. We're

growing very quickly and so many

differing roles in the company with the

chefs or delivery drivers. The 0800

number for Employsure acts as an HR

person down the hallway for us so that

really worked for us. Labor Law changes

quite often employment law changes quite

often it's very hard to keep up with

that, so Employsure will advise us

and we update that and make sure our

contracts are all fully up to date so

I'd say definitely yes they've helped us

grow we can prove that Organics is not

just good for you but also profitable

the fact that we're life on Earth is

provided by six inches of soil and some

rain great food comes from great soil

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