2020 RISE Scholarship Winner!


The winner of our 2020 Rise Scholarship - Roxanne Phipps!

When we met with Roxanne we were really impressed by her drive and determination, running three business (Marlborough Wedding & Events, RB Catering and Haven Café) all whilst juggling raising a young family. 


Not only that, but we discovered that Roxanne is a bit old school and manages to run her businesses without the use of project management software/CRM systems, not even a spreadsheet.


We strongly believe Roxanne will benefit from this Scholarship, we are looking forward to arming her with tools to help her implement efficiencies in her business, automating repetitive tasks, fool proofing procedures and ultimately reducing her workload so she can reap the benefits of a good work life balance.

RISE Scholarship

In 2019 Opt4 and Sass came together and developed a scheme called RISE Scholarship, where one lucky person in Marlborough receives a range of training workshops and courses to the value of $2,500!! 

Left to right; Roxanne Phipps (2020 RISE Scholarship Winner) Tamsin Clark (Office Manager Opt 4 Personnel)

This is ideal for anyone who wants to upskill, change career paths, get back into the workforce or get into the workforce altogether.  The scholarship includes:

  • ​Sass Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner to Intermediate Workshop

  • Sass Microsoft Word 2016 Beginner to Intermediate Workshop

  • Sass Microsoft Outlook & Email Management Workshop 

  • Sass Xero Basics+ Workshop or Sass Computer Basics Workshop

  • Sass Master Your Financial Skills Workshop

  • CV and Cover Letter completed by Opt4

  • Opt4 Interviewing Skills & Techniques one-on-one training

  • One-week work experience with Opt4, which includes Ace Payroll training and Social Media Advertising

Testimonials from our 2020 scholarship winner

Microsoft Word Beginner to Intermediate Workshop

“I really enjoyed this workshop and have made the most of putting all the information into practice within my own companies.  This has made things easier as I can understand and produce templates that really help me to be more efficient”. 

Master Your Financial Skills Workshop

“This workshop has been amazing! I use Xero every day but didn't understand a lot of the aspects that will now save me a lot of time. I now know what reports to run and when and why I need to run them”. 


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03 577 9043

P O Box 898

2 Main Street

Level 4, Rangitane House


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