My partner and I emigrated to New Zealand in 2001 from Lancashire in the UK. After spending some time exploring the whole country, we made our home in the beautiful Tasman region. We now have 3 children and a dog, and every day I think how lucky we are to live our Kiwi lifestyle.
After graduating from university, I spent many years working in marketing roles for various travel companies, both in the UK and New Zealand. For the past 12 years I have been helping my partner to run his whiteware repair business. It’s a team effort – he fixes the machines and I do the paperwork. This has given me a great insight into the challenges and opportunities of running a small business.
During that time I have also developed my own design business, Amanda Ledger Design, offering website and graphic design services, and I have a growing art practice creating limited edition screenprints.