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Wanting to make a difference and solve problems that seem unsolvable to many – these were the drivers for establishing Chapmans in 2011.

Kay can be pretty single minded and determined (described by her Mother as stubborn), traits that are useful when establishing a small business. Very quickly the business grew based on reputation and results.

The team is made up of hand picked, carefully selected incredible people. “We have been known to wait several months for the right person, never settling for second best.” The client feedback reflects this with clients frequently expressing their relief and the comfort they feel after just one consultation. The level of knowledge combined with the practical advice make the team at CER stand out.


Through the growth of the business Kay has continued the ethos of giving back to the community. Our Nelson training room is free to use by charities, pro bono work has been carried out for Age Concern and SPCA, donations given to mental health organisations and the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, the team have been on the Boards of Age Concern Nelson, SPCA and Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH), and Chapmans has been sponsors of Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson Tasman Business Trust.

Having a minimal impact on the environment is also important to us. The team has planted fruit trees at the Nelson office with the intent of donating the fruit to local schools when the trees mature, they have a beehive which supplies honey for everyone, a worm farm that deals with their food waste, everything that can be recycled is, and solar panels were installed and as at the end of May 2019 our carbon off set is 183 trees. It is a work in progress and membership to the Sustainable Business Network allows the team to continually review other changes they can make for the better.

“Marie, we just wanted to thank you for the GREAT job you do for us. Your support throughout this process has made it a lot easier for us. It is very much appreciated and very reassuring. Now we can move forward to a positive Xmas period. Thanks again”.

Bill & Jessica, Russells Curtains & Blinds


At Chapmans we are big on community contribution and see giving back as a corner stone of our values and ethos. We embrace our responsibility to make a positive difference outside of our day to day services. Chapmans sponsor and support a number of organisations, and recently we made the commitment to be zero carbon.


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