of Poi Ltd. Company Overview
"To help everyone discover and shine in the performance arts."
"We aim to consistently deliver
the best resources and equipment in these arts by remaining a leader in
areas of research, development, production, distribution, community, education and support services."
Quite simply, our driving goal is to truly reflect our name, and BE the HOME of Poi
and related twirling and spinning arts.
Through the loyal support of all our members, we are lucky enough to be the largest internet resource for the spinning and twirling
arts. However with that goes responsibility...
Home of Poi is built on four cornerstones of responsibility - they are our guiding principles:
Home of Poi Guiding Principles
- Community responsibility
- Kinetic arts responsibility
- Corporate responsibility
- Globe-care (Environmental responsibility)
Home of Poi (HoP) is a Community before it is a company. The Community forum is what makes HoP unique and different, and
as such we "report to" our customers and they determine our actions. The website forum is member policed, and member
safety is paramount.
To keep the desired feeling intact, no advertising is allowed on the forum - including advertising by HoP the company.
HoP (the company) feels responsible to make available the products desired by the members at the price and quality they
need and deserve.
Kinetic arts responsibility
Home of Poi will never forget it's core competency lies in the kinetic arts arena.
We will strengthen the links with the origins of the arts and, help propel them into the future.
We will facilitate growth in the different styles of these arts, ...
... we will facilitate learning of the arts, ...
... and we will expand the base of the arts so as many people as possible can benefit from them.
Home of Poi management is responsible to the employees (and to NZ Law) to act in an ethical and fair manner to all.
To work for Home of Poi Ltd will feel like being a member of a happy and caring family rather than being an employee.
Performance feedback, wages reviews and reviews of other benefits will be continually checked and benchmarked by management
to ensure employee satisfaction.
Management will endeavor to stay ahead of the minimum legal requirements in all aspects of corporate responsibility, and
will actively promote a good work-life balance for employees.
We are all sharing the limited resources of this "spaceship earth" and we recognise our responsibilities to
preserve and protect the environment from our actions. We will build "eco-friendly" into our Standard Operating Procedures and
our every action.
We will endeavor to be "carbon neutral" or even "carbon positive" in our operational impact on greenhouse gasses.
We will recycle aggressively and actively minimise our landfill waste to bio-degradable material only.
We will similarly educate our customers in this regard.
This web site was started 26th
October 1998 by Malcolm Crawshay. He is proud to have begun one of the
first educational poi swinging resources on the internet. From only two
products to sell and a single computer he grew the company.
Today the Home of Poi web site
receives over 25,000 visitors and ships over 2,000 items per week throughout
the world. We are proud that our customers consistently rate us above others in all these areas, but we will never
"rest on our laurels" as the target is always moving and we will always try to do better.
The site uses easy page navigation
and features free online lessons to help you get started quickly and saving
you time. As well as many video and book resources found within the online
shop. And we also have an extensive global Wholesale and Distribution
network offering excellent opportunities for retailers (see: Wholesale
But one of our main strengths is our huge moderated community of other enthusiasts who are always online
to help you with new moves and advice or help. Great for making new friends
and finding others in your local area to practice with. We are proud that this community of enthusiasts and customers
continue to be like a huge global family to us and provide us the support and feedback to help us serve their needs. We
will always act to preserve the safety, security and wellbeing of the community members.
To provide your answers quickly a
specially indexed search engine is resident on the site at the top of
each page. The whole site uses Zlib compression to decrease download times
for all users and runs on a dedicated IBM server connected to a 100MB/second
backbone connection. All supported with UPS Power & Diesel Generator
With over 12 years of industry
service-focused experience, Home of Poi continues to innovate and enrich
the users experience by building on a solid foundation of clean, effective
and efficient operating procedures.
Home of Poi is also an internet/mail
order business and as such does not operate a "retail store",
but visitors are welcome to visit our international distribution
centre and offices (or take a virtual tour now!).
Mission and Values
Meet the team
Tour of HoP HQ
Information for new visitors,