The stars have aligned for two solar power companies after Marlborough-based iGenerate was acquired by fast-growing Auckland-based outfit, Lightforce.
iGenerate founder Mark Unwin established the company around four years ago and moved to Marlborough to focus on the South Island market.
“We sold a payments business and were looking for other growth areas,” he says.
“Solar seemed like a good option as it was growing quickly overseas and there was a lot of catching up to do in New Zealand.” And he was right: iGenerate has doubled its turnover and staff – all of whom will now work for Lightforce – each year for the past three years.
“It’s not always about making a sale for them, it’s about making a difference,” says Unwin, who is a big supporter of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough.
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