Steve Bates



Upcycle Taranaki


Capital Management Firm

Hey, I'm Steve Bates founder of Upcycle Taranaki; a social enterprise focusing on educating society to be more sustainable and encourage a zero-waste culture. We organise community events such as bubble house builds, beach clean-ups and are facilitating a youth led project to "Trashform" (turning waste plastic into useful products).

At the other end of the spectrum I'm starting a Capital Management Firm to give Taranaki a local investment option with someone they can meet, know, and trust.


  • Starting up a social enterprise (structure, tax accounting)

  • Tackling social enterprise challenges

  • Capital Management

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