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ME Entrepreneur - Jacqui Spice

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Jacqui Spice is featured in the latest edition of ME Magazine in the ME Entrepreneur section.

Jacqui Spice

Jacqui Spice is the founder, sole shareholder and CEO of Touch of Spice. She has over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality, specialising in catering to the discerning traveller. ME Magazine first met her about a year and a half ago, we were pleasantly surprised at her down to earth nature, major levels of enthusiasm and her tenacity, which were all apparent from the moment we met Jacqui.

How long has the company been operating for and how did it start?

The business has been operating for just over 6 years now. I started Touch of Spice in Queenstown as it is not only New Zealand`s adventure playground, it`s also where the affluent go to play. After many years working on board luxury Super Yachts travelling around the world catering to VIP`s and the like I recognised a gap in NZ for a land-based version of what I was doing - hence I set up Touch of Spice, your personal concierge. This later became The Touch of Spice Group as our concierge services expanded.

How old are you?

40 just turned??? ssshhh.

What was the first business you owned and/or first job you ever had?

The first job I ever had would have been a paper round while I was still at school begrudgingly no doubt - I always felt I was destined for bigger and better things so after that pretty much didn`t have a job until I left school at the ripe old age of 16. I became a receptionist for a dental company called Ivoclar Dental and then moved up the secretarial ranks until I realized there must be more to life and went overseas to work in the luxury yachting industry.

Check out the full article plus great pictures of Jacqui with her son Ollie here -


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