Six years ago Shaun Bates started washing dishes at Indigo Restuarant in Napier, when the dishwasher rang in sick.
“It was a dirty job, but someone had to do it,” he says stoically.
The now 25-year-old is now the co-director and general manager of Indigo.
He’s been nominated for the Hospitality Association of New Zealand’s Rising Star Young Entrepreneur Award.
“I’m really proud to be nominated. It was a bit of a surprise. It’s a great privilege because it’s one of the major awards for the year. It celebrates the way you’re driven and how you’ve steered the business.
“It’s a big deal as it’s a national award, so I feel really honoured.”
Photo: Shaun Bates from Indigo in Napier has been nominated for the Hospitality Association of New Zealand’s Rising Star Young Entrepreneur Award. For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 22 September 2018