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Our Purpose

 

 

Our Purpose

Business North Harbour’s purpose is to empower economic prosperity and growth. Together we will provide a voice for your concerns, facilitate networking for your business development, and ensure you gain access to key stakeholders and decision-makers who may affect your investment.

Advocacy

Business North Harbour provides formal representation to local and central government and their agencies on behalf of commercial property owners and businesses, ensuring that planning and investment best reflect the needs of our members.

We strive to build a partnership with our members and to equip them with a voice around important issues and projects. Business North Harbour regularly liases with regional and central government, economic development agencies and the Upper Harbour Local Board throughout any decision-making process which may affect our members.

The Business North Harbour annual member surveys gather information critical for local advocacy projects, such as transport, crime prevention and access to investment.

Formal Submissions

Business North Harbour’s primary interests are around decisions that support or restrict business growth opportunities, impact on the cost of business, and restrict or enable economic development.

Through the formal engagement process, our submissions provide business and commercial property owners with access to the key stakeholders and decision-makers shaping both regional and local projects, such as localised transport networks and key infrastructure investment.  

Business North Harbour is committed to providing concise summaries of key issues, to educate members about potential impacts on their operational and financial interests. Submission deadline reminders are sent via our media channels, and we provide adequate consultation through public meetings and one-to-one consultation with our affected members,  ensuring that they have a voice in all our formal submissions. 

Business North Harbour has made a number of submissions to Auckland Council on your behalf. Details are at the links below. 


Read our submission on the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2017-18

Read our submission on the Auckland Council Budget 2017-18

Read our submission on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

Current

Past

Expansion Ballot 2016 Result

Since 2008, Business North Harbour (previously known as North Harbour Business Association) has ensured that our 4,000+ membership group of commercial property owners, businesses and their employees have benefited from the initiatives we have developed on their behalf.

Originally encompassing the business district west of the motorway, in 2013 we invited businesses and property owners in the commercial area around Constellation/Apollo to join our programmes.     

The result was an overwhelming  endorsement of the work that we undertake to ensure our area is the premium business district in greater Auckland. Since then, an increasing number of businesses on our northern boundary have asked if they too can enjoy the benefits of membership.

In response to this, and in recognition that there is a real commonality of interest between the businesses on either side of the Albany Expressway, we held a formal Business Improvement District expansion ballot, between 31 March and 20 April 2016,  to extend our boundaries.   

The results are in:  it's official.  We had 30.6% votes returned with 74.42% of those in favour.  Thanks to all who took the time to vote and to meet with us.    As from the 1 July 2016, the commercial property and business owners within the red boundaries shown below, are members.  Welcome to the North Harbour Business Improvement District.

Details of our campaign information are here: Together we are stronger. Together we can make a difference. 


 

Social Responsibility

We all have a part to play if North Harbour is to remain the postcode of choice for business and investment. 

Taking responsibility for our environment is just one way we can make a difference, and show our employees, trade partners and investors that we are constantly looking to protect and enhance our quality location.  

Business leadership requires us to take a wider focus, rather than only looking at financial results. However, the following Business North Harbour programmes benefit the bottom line as well as the community.

Inorganic Collections

Business North Harbour has two inorganic collections planned per year. 

We have negotiated a special discounted rate for the collection of your old office furniture, e-waste, and other items cluttering your valuable office space.  

To ensure we minimise landfill, we will ‘upcycle or 'freecycle’ the collected items, by inviting community groups and charities to take what they can use for their organisations. 

Next collection on the 12th and 13th October. Register now!

Contact Dave Loader: 021 560 287 / dave@businessnh.org.nz

AGM

The purpose of the Annual General Meeting is to gain short-term and medium-term approval from our members for the business plan and financial reporting. It provides the Business North Harbour executive with the opportunity to detail programme performance and results over the past 12 months.

Business North Harbour considers the AGM planning process as a key management tool and measurement, providing operational governance, transparency and accountability for our membership. The rules that govern the AGM process are outlined in the Business North Harbour Incorporated Constitution.

We work for and with you, therefore attendance at the AGM is encouraged, so that together we can shape the future of North Harbour. 

www.businessnh.org.nz/AGM2017

 

 

2017 Documents to download: 

 

Previous years AGM documents:

Gold Sponsors

 

AccountabilityNet is a progressive accounting practice that works with the latest cloud-based technologies to support and grow your business. We provide expert assistance for Xero set up and add-on implementation, including WorkflowMax, Tradify and Receiptbank. We help businesses seamlessly transfer from desktop to cloud-based systems, to ensure their finances are correctly managed and available 24/7.

We speak the language of your business and provide easy-to-understand financial reports and accounting services at an affordable price. As loyal North Shore locals for more than twenty years, our experienced team has dealt with SMBs from a huge range of industries. Whether you are an exciting new start-up or a well-established business, you can rely on us to be your partner for smarter business.   

www.accountabilitynet.co.nz

 

AMPM Marketing Ltd are a One Source Marketing Company, offering Web Services, Promotional Products & Apparel, Print Management & Graphic Design. Founded in 1987, AMPM is a New Zealand owned & operated company. Terry Ottow & Vern Pere are our Directors, with backgrounds in print, sales and marketing, advertising, promotional products, web and digital solutions. Our team, of in-house & external specialists, offers a unique approach in the market. We harness the energy & passion of creative and multi-talented personnel, who offer customer-oriented service, delivering creative and effective results.

We understand the value of your brand & we are committed to finding the best marketing solution for your company. So we take the time to understand your requirements & we deliver a solution that fits your needs, benefits your business & sets you apart from your competitors.
F
ind us at 112 Bush Rd, Rosedale, ph 09 300 7303, email: info@ampm.co.nz

www.ampm.co.nz     www.ampmpromo.co.nz

 

 

Kristin is an independent, co-educational school of approximately 1550 students from Kindergarten through to Year 13, located in Albany on Auckland's North Shore.

The JuniorMiddle and Senior Schools are all situated on the same campus, on 50 acres of park-like grounds with state-of-the-art and award winning facilities. Each school follows the philosophy of Kristin while creating their own distinctive character relative to the age group of the students. Kristin is non-denominational and welcomes students from all cultures and backgrounds.

www.kristin.school.nz

 

 

McVeagh Fleming has been helping our clients succeed for almost 100 years. We provide a full range of legal services, including corporate, commercial, property, litigation and private client, together with a range of specialist practice areas within those categories.

We build on-going relationships with our clients by ensuring that we fully understand and focus on their requirements, and by offering excellent service and practical solutions to a wide range of legal issues.

Our philosophy is personal, friendly and efficient service for all of our clients.

www.mcveaghfleming.co.nz​

 

Located in the heart of Takapuna, the North Shore’s commercial hub, NAI Harcourts North Shore has a team of dedicated professionals covering commercial and industrial sales and leasing, commercial property management and business sales. Several members of the team are fluent in Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin and Malay. Managed by Andrew Bruce and Rob Meister, the business has a reputation for excellence, entrepreneurial marketing flair and getting outstanding results for their clients. From leasing to the divestment of significant key assets, NAI Harcourts North Shore has the resources and capability to get the job done across all asset classes and value ranges.

www.northshore.naiharcourts.co.nz

 

Established in 1961, North Shore Golf Club is a 27 hole course spanning 180 acres of parkland running up the banks of Lucas creek. Nestled in the suburban area of Albany on the North Shore, just minutes drive from both the Spencer on Byron, Takapuna and the new Ramada Hotel on Oteya Valley Road.

This stunning course offers members and visitors the unique opportunity to play the three 9 holes in combinations that translate into three quite different 18 hole courses in one. With the latest edition of the new 3rd Hole, covered driving range and superb short-game practice area this is without doubt one of the very best golfing facilities in the Auckland area. 

www.northshoregolfclub.co.nz

 

Our focus is to exceed your expectations on your next travel experience. Our strong values of friendship, passion, being real, taking ownership, and going beyond in what we do ensure we build long-standing personal relationships with our clients. Our passion for travel, as well as our extensive travel knowledge and consistent attention to detail, make us the go-to resource when planning your next adventure or corporate getaway.

Having to deal with airlines, hotels, company policies, and every other detail involved makes corporate travel a challenge to execute efficiently. Quay Travel owner operator Michelle Malcolm understands the complexities involved, personally ensuring full accountability and the best team possible.

www.quaytravel.co.nz

 

Serving the needs of North Shore businesses for over 20 years, Solution Dynamics Ltd (SDL) transforms an organisation’s ability to personalise customer communications across digital and physical media, whilst increasing control and reducing business costs.

From digital printing to mail house services, postal distribution or multichannel campaigns, SDL has helped countless businesses reduce costs and increase revenues.  From small to large, simple or complex – we look at every job as a new opportunity to work with our customers.

As one of very few Registered Postal Operators, we can make your campaigns more affordable and track costs for transparency.

So before you commit to your next customer communication, talk to one of New Zealand’s largest mail houses.  

Email info@solutiondynamics.com or contact Lesley on 021815560   www.solutiondynamics.com 

 

SPARK BUSINESS NORTH SHORE

Sometimes in business it can feel like you need to do everything on your own. Wouldn't it be great if someone offered a helping hand?
We offer products and services tailored to your business. Simply dial 0800 482 746 or book a visit from this Hub to arrange your 30-minute business tech check- How nice and easy that is for a change?

www.spark.co.nz/business

 

 

Trio’ was conceived as a mainly corporate based café in Albany and quickly developed into a ‘café of wheels’, catering to the wider Albany area. Now having a mobile coffee van “Trio Express” out and about supplying our award winning ‘Fixation’ coffee and delicious food all over the place. Our experienced team brings catering to your door, to your event and to your heart. We have the knowledge and passion to organise your event from start to finish.

SO, whatever your occasion, let Trio Events take care of all the hard work and make your event a success.

People say “you eat with your eyes” – Our dedication is consistently high quality service, fresh, innovative and first class presented food. Tasty strong coffee, well trained, professional and friendly staff to deliver your event. From canapes, kids birthdays, staff hire, cakes, glassware hire, mobile coffee van and alcohol, we can create specialised and individual menus and provide service to best suit every customers event, budget and requirements.

www.trioevents.co.nz

 

 

Event Category Partnership Programme

Our Event Category Partnership Programme was created in 2016 to provide an unprecedented opportunity for an organisation to align with Business North Harbour's premium leadership and business development events.  We are proud to have Eclipse Recruitment partnering with Business North Harbour to deliver our 'Women in Business Series' for 2017-2018

 

The team at Eclipse is passionate about helping you achieve business success through your people. We work alongside you to find and develop people who fit your role, industry and culture. 

Eclipse specialises in the recruitment of Business Operations & Administration, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources and Accounting and Finance roles to a senior management level. We also offer a suite of skill and psychometric assessments to offer further insight into a candidate’s personality and ability. 

Eclipse was founded by Lisa Hill in 2004 and today we have offices on both the North Shore and in Auckland City, and a team of nine passionate, talented and business-savvy individuals who are all committed to our clients’ success.

www.eclipserecruitment.co.nz

 

Executive Board

Business North Harbour’s Executive Committee is currently composed of 13 elected local business leaders. The main responsibility of the Executive Committee is to drive strategic direction and effectively govern the organisation.

 

Peter Lamberton, Chair

ASB

Peter has been a Commercial Manager for ASB in excess of 20 years and has extensive experience with a wide range of commercial businesses. Most of these are in the North Harbour catchment. Peter is also the former chairman of a local Primary School, successfully guiding significant strategic change and finally has been involved with the Massey University incubator, the e-Centre, as a mentor. Peter hopes his skills and knowledge will continue to assist Business North Harbour grow and develop. 

 

Neil Tuffin, Deputy Chair

​Maat Group

Neil is the Managing Director of Maat Group, who specialise in commercial property syndication, property management and financial services. He is also the Chairman of the Board for Remediation (NZ) Ltd and Central Landscapes Ltd. He has a vast amount of experience within the financial industry, with his current roles including Financial Advisor, Chartered Accountant and Investment Consultant. Neil will use these skills and knowledge to help grow Business North Harbour within the community. 

 

Katheryn Chivers

McVeagh Fleming Lawyers

Katheryn was previously a member of NZ Police based at the North Shore policing centre, part of a team tasked with reducing crime in the area. Katheryn's most valuable asset as part of the Business North Harbour board is her crime prevention experience. She also brings to the team work experience with government agencies and understands how these organisations operate. Coupled with her legal skills, this means she has the ability to understand/negotiate and assist with drafting workable policies and complete draft submissions on behalf of Business North Harbour.

 

Robert Elcombe

​Miit

​Robert has extensive knowledge of modern IT systems, specifically cloud hosted infrastructures and cyber security. Robert believes in a strong and active Business Association benefits all North Shore companies, independent of size and turnover, and provides and accessible and formidable advocate for the future development and growth of our region. 

 

 

 

Greg Frittelli

​Insurance & Lending Group

Greg believes that Business North Harbour is simply another good reason for doing business and living on the Shore. Greg is an active member of the Finance Sub-Committee ensuring good governance. He has had his own business in Paul Matthews Road for over ten years, and his vision for the North Harbour area is for it to be the best place to work in New Zealand. His motto: "Keep it local."

Lisa Hill

Eclipse Recruitment

Lisa has owned and managed a successful recruitment company on the North Shore since 2004 and has enjoyed being part of our thriving business community during this time. From start-up to a well-established organisation, Lisa understands what it takes to build a successful business. Lisa now leads a team of passionate, talented and business-savvy recruitment consultants who are committed to the success of North Shore business through recruiting fantastic people. She is thrilled to bring her experience and passion for business to the Executive Committee. 

 

Janet Marshall

PJCK Holdings

As Manager, Commercial Sales and Leasing at Colliers International North Shore, Janet leads a professional team of commercial real estate brokers who work in partnership with clients to create a solution for all their commercial real estate needs. Janet is passionate about the North Shore and helping businesses make decisions with confidence, using her wealth of local market knowledge to achieve their goals. 

 

Emma Monsellier

Monsellier Law

Emma has an extensive background in all areas of commercial litigation and currently specalisies in employment law and dispute resolution. With her strong business development skills and connections with local businesses, she plays an important role in Business North Harbour's sub-committee for Marketing and Membership Services. Living in East Coast Bays has enabled Emma to take a firm interest in community affairs, and coupled with her legal knowledge, she fully understands the commercial and legal issues most important to North Harbour businesses. Emma is delighted to be part of the Business North Harbours Executive Committee, and looks forward to supporting and developing the local business community.

 

 

Terry Ottow

AMPM Marketing Ltd

As a Director of AMPM Marketing, a company that has been in business since May 1987, Terry has seen and experienced many of the challenges that businesses face. With Terry’s background as a business Mentor, he is excited to use his knowledge in marketing and business to assist Business North Harbour and its members.

 

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