Ryan Walker (Ngāpuhi) is a young entrepreneur with a passion for designing signs.

He has 11 years experience in the sign industry and when he was 17 he owned his first sign business Angel Arts Sign before he moved overseas. Two years ago Ryan purchased an already established sign business called SIGNERGY.

Ryan’s business is a whānau business with his mother looking after the books and his partner Natalie helping out and looking after their son Corbin. “Business has its ups and downs but we are in it for the long haul. The whole reason we do this is for Corbin,” says Ryan.

“SIGNERGY was built on providing real estate agents with a total sign package from designing to installing. The housing market crash has hit us hard,” he says. “So I looked around for help with our business. I found Te Puni Kōkiri.”

Te Puni Kōkiri has provided Ryan with mentors to help him further develop and market his business. “I would like to be the biggest sign business in New Zealand one day. My advice to others interested in business is to look for as much help as you can,” he says.

For more information contact Ryan at SIGNERGY on 09 437 6321 or email