DEBBIE MIDDLETON - HAWKE'S BAY
Debbie and her late husband Brian bought a Latitude Homes Franchise in the Hawke's Bay back in 2009. At that time Debbie's husband, Brian also owned a large steel shed franchise business. Brian thought that a Latitude Homes franchise was the future for him and Debbie, the problem was Brian forgot to tell Debbie that she would be running the Latitude Homes business.
Thrown into the deep end, Debbie started taking sales enquiries and building new homes for some fabulous customers who loved Debbie's open, honest and different way of doing business. Unfortunately, Debbie's husband Brian passed away 5 years ago. Debbie had to manage the business and her personal life on her own and has done that with aplomb. Debbie's business has almost doubled in the past few years due to some good growth in the Hawke's Bay area but more importantly due to Debbie's persistence and resilience to what must have been a very challenging time for her after her husband Brian passed. Most people would have given up and probably sold the business, not Debbie, she motored on, driven in her cause.
Debbie's team also consists of two other very talented women who help Debbie in the day-to-day running of the very busy operation.