Our Time Line


  • Russell Drake Consulting Ltd was founded in 2010 by Russell, having spent a number of years working in the corporate world gaining experience and knowledge of the operational and organisational workings of different businesses, along with his university qualifications thought it was time to go it alone.

  • In the October of that same year, the opportunity presented itself to purchase the EMA licence for the Waikato, increasing the client base by 100%

  • At the beginning of 2011, looking for a career change, Linda-Maree resigned from her position as a Critical Care Nurse in ICU at Waikato Hospital to work full-time in the business to assist with business development, putting in place systems and processes to enable greater efficiency and room for future growth.

  • Over the next two years the business continued to grow at a rate of 20% year on year, through new client acquisition and profitability, establishing itself as a recognisable company within the Waikato business community providing practical, legally compliant employment solutions and advice to employers.

  • Since 2013 till 2018 the company has continued to grow and establish itself as a leading Employment Relations and HR Company – its growth has been substantial providing expert advice and support to just under 1000 clients across New Zealand.

  • Linda-Maree and Russell have extensive knowledge in business which they utilise to support their clients in all ER & HR decisions.

  • In 2018 a review of the business model operational model sees us leaning to employ legally trained staff as we continue to expand our team in 2019. Our growth will focus on the development of new products for our clients and utilising social media platforms to communicate what we offer to the market.

  • We look forward to an exciting 2019 as we continue to grow and develop our services to meet the needs of new and existing clients.

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