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Closer networks for local businesses in Auckland

28 August 2012

Closer networks for local businesses

Franklin companies are set to benefit from a closer working relationship of the area’s two most prominent business support networks.

From today, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s (ATEED) Pukekohe office will be based in the same premises as the Pukekohe Business Association on King Street.

ATEED’s Manager Business Growth South, Yvette Hellyer, says the move offers benefits for local businesses.

“We’ve always worked well with the Pukekohe Business Association, referring companies to each other for support and uptake of specific business services,” she says. “Now that we are located in the same building, all our usual services are still available, but it makes referrals so much more convenient for local businesses as they can get advice and access to both organisations’ services under the one roof.

“It’s also fantastic to be in the main street of Pukekohe and be able to work with the community on key projects such as the V8s.”

For the Pukekohe Business Association it offers the opportunity not just to share premises, but important information.

“Because both organisations work with local businesses, being in such close proximity will be a great chance for to sharing ideas and knowledge about how to best support our clients,” says Kendyl Gibson, Manager, Pukekohe Business Association.

Franklin Local Board Chairman Andy Baker supports the move.

“Pukekohe continues to develop as a fantastic place to do business and we welcome any endeavour that builds closer relationships and efficient support services for the community,” he says.

All businesses can visit the new ATEED Pukekohe office at 217 King Street or telephone (09) 237 0029.

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