We began by exporting professional services under the Maven International banner to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2009 and have worked closely with clients in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a range of projects since 2012. These include complex projects in ground water and marine management, eco-tourism, education and forensics.

Following strong export growth we then worked with local producers and manufacturers to develop a model for exporting New Zealand products – initially several varieties of honey – to the UAE. We’ve been successfully operating this model since 2016, launching the OnlyFromNZ business in 2019 to focus on both product exports and export advisory services.

Based on our exporting experience, we’ve been engaged by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise since 2017 to deliver the agency’s popular Export Essentials programme nationally (www.exportessentials.nz). We facilitate 7-8 of these two-day courses a year and encourage anyone thinking of exporting or currently exporting to enroll in this two-day workshop. Please visit the Export Essentials website for upcoming workshop dates and registration.