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Housing Boom Prompts New “Tradies” Programme

Housing Boom Prompts New “Tradies” Programme

Future-Proof Building announces seminars to up-skill builders and electricians and to boost industry know-how

Thousands of “tradies” around New Zealand are being offered a free educational programme to boost their business skills beyond the work site as the industry booms.

The first-of-its-kind series of seminars is being run by industry-custodian Future-Proof Building, to help the country’s 125,000 builders, electricians and other specialists, keep abreast of new regulations and products and widen their business skills.

The nation-wide seminar series will reveal industry insights and trends, and provide presentations on management skills including accounting and finance practice, enhanced customer service, strategic marketing and building strong relationships with on-site suppliers.

“Future-Proof Building believes in not only building the best properties for the future, but also investing in the people who build them,” Richard Gough, General Manager of Future-Proof Building, says.

“There are more than 125,000 tradespeople working in New Zealand and it is important they have access to the tools they need – both on site and off.”

As well as educational presentations, the Future-Proof Building National Tradeshows Series 2014 will include demonstrations of the latest innovations and product solutions, and more than 30 different trade stands. There is also a chance to network with peers over breakfast.

The series, will be held across 13 cities, starting with two Auckland venues in May, and provides an opportunity for Licensed Building Practitioners of New Zealand to get trade points as part of their ongoing skills maintenance requirements. The events are being supported by Future-Proof Building partners Carters, J A Russell, Stewarts and Radcliffes. A series for plumbers is also planned for 2014.

“We are aware that time off-site is time not billed. So we have created a forum where builders, electricians and other specialist trades can learn about what’s new in the market, see the products, be updated on regulations that affect them, talk to their peers and get professional advice on running their business – and all in one location. It’s a few hours well spent,” Gough says.

“Our aim is to help them create a point of difference in their business, give them a competitive edge and access to the tools they need. Ultimately this all leads to the betterment of our industry.”

To register for your nearest Future-Proof Building National Tradeshows Series event, go to www.fpb.co.nz/fpb-tradeshows

About Future-Proof Building
Future-Proof Building provides advice and solutions on building the best properties now and for the future. It was established in 2004, as the collective voice of market-leading product suppliers to help tradespeople and homeowners.

About the Future-Proof Building National Tradeshow Series 2014
The free seminars are being held in the following cities:
• North Island - Whangarei, May 23; Auckland, May 21, May 22; Tauranga, June 17; Hamilton, August 20; Rotorua, June 18; New Plymouth, July 25; Napier, June 19; Palmerston North, July 24; Wellington, July 23.
• South Island – Christchurch, November 18; Queenstown, November 21; Dunedin, November 19; Invercargill, November 20.

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