Annah Stretton’s business, Stretton Group, is based in the Waikato. Here, her success has grown to include a chain of 30 fashion retail stores throughout New Zealand, export accounts to the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, and a publishing arm that delivers three magazine titles to the market – one of which is the highly successful ‘Her Magazine’.
In 2008, the true level of Annah’s achievements and generosity of spirit was captured when she was awarded the honour of becoming a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Fashion, Business and the Community. Her success combined with an active involvement in a huge number of philanthropic endeavours also made her a worthy recipient of the 2009 New Zealand Veuve Clicquot Award.
From art student to accountant, entrepreneur to serial philanthropist and now industry leader, Annah Stretton’s story is one of passion, colour, generosity and extreme business success. 2010 has seen Random House publish her second book. ‘Wise Heart’ explains the values behind this entrepreneur’s drive for success. In this candid, engaging book she shares her 10 strategies for success and the tools that have taken her to the top and kept her there.