Sam Hudson, Founder/Chief Executive of thisquality

Sam Hudson, Founder/Chief Executive of thisquality

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20-year-old Sam Hudson developed a number of small projects during his young years, starting at age 14. Growing up in the Wellington region of New Zealand's North Island.

 

At the end of 2018, an idea sparked Mr Hudson to create a news organisation and tell stories that matter to local communities by blogging on current events such as crime, emergency and local happenings on a now-deleted personal domain. The idea was proven to work until the beginning of 2020. thisquality went into development starting in May of that year after a load of planning went into the initial website layout and business plan for the next three years.

 

During this time, he took the Work Ready Programme, took an apprenticeship course at an IT Solutions firm in Paraparaumu, later attended Universal College of Learning to undertake Business Enterprise and Development.

 

The website was released to select few friends to read through and find any bugs or glitches. After successfully trialling a beta phase, thisquality.com was launched to the public on August 24, 2020.

 

It continues to operate a year later and is just starting to bring in profits after a significant investment in development.

 

Image: CC/ Sam Hudson [Kāpiti Island in background]

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