Growing Kiwi Businesses 


About Us

Assist Network Limited was established by Derek Young in 2007 to undertake some specific consulting projects.  Since this time the business has grown and now provides a range of business services:

-Coaching & Mentoring to SME business owners and managers. Derek is an accredited coach with The Icehouse.

-Business Consulting Services in a number of key areas.

-Succession Planning Advice to leverage the best exit possible

 Derek is an innovative senior manager with more than 15 years experience in senior roles at General Management & CEO level. Experience includes development and implementation of strategy, growing sales, set-up and launch new ventures, diversification of products and services, as well as leading significant business and change projects. Underpinning great business results across a range of industries is experience with consumer and stakeholder behaviour and a BCom. in Finance from the University of Otago.


Derek engages the services of specialists in key areas as required to meet client needs:

-Tax and Accounting

-Legal and Contracts

-Information Technology

-Business Analysis