Intrepid Kiwi adventurer to speak at local business awards 04 September 2018 To survive the adventure of being in business, you have to made of tough stuff. That’s why intrepid Kiwi adventurer Kevin Biggar is the perfect keynote speaker for this year’s Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards Gala Evening. Biggar has won the gruelling Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race (pictured right), completed the first unsupported trek by Kiwis to the South Pole (pictured below), and hosted NZ intrepid journey reality TV show First Crossings. He’s also a professional motivational speaker who presents at industry conferences and corporate events throughout New Zealand and Australia. “I talk about how to take on large challenges, improve teamwork, mental toughness and about how to get the most out of yourself and your team,” says Biggar. “There’s no jargon, no sugary self-help double-speak - just real frameworks and practical techniques that leave you energised and more effective in your work and life.” Awards spokesperson and committee member Mark Milmine says the team is really excited to have secured Kevin to share his experiences and insights with the local business community. “To do the things Kevin’s done takes dedication, stamina, leadership and a whole lot of sheer grit, which are all traits applicable to the challenges faced in business,” he says. Entries in all categories of the 2018 Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards are now closed. Finalists will be announced next week and the grand winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Evening on Thursday 27 September at Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort in Pauanui. Tickets for the Gala Event are now on sale and available on the Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards website here.