"KPMG started adding value from the first hour I met them."
Sara Quilter started her business with "a Kenwood cake mixer and a bag of clay", using her Dad’s garage in suburban Taranaki as her workshop.
Today, the expanding Tailor Skincare range is contract-manufactured in Christchurch, with a online shop that ships to customers worldwide. KPMG has been helping Sara grow her business steadily — and strategically — over the past four years.
"Grow Wellington originally recommended I get in touch with all the big accounting firms around Wellington. I met with several but found the KPMG guys just had that X factor… they started adding value from the first hour I met them."
"In business I look to surround myself with people who will ask the hard questions, and challenge me to continually improve. Very early on, KPMG introduced me to the concept of KPIs, and how to use data to back up my decision-making."
"We meet every three months for a strategic planning session, where we plan out the next three months and forecast beyond that. Running my own business has been an amazing journey so far, and KPMG has played an important role in this."