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.
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.
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 Auckland Council Budget 2017-18
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.
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.
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.
If you are community group, charity or non-profit group and you would like to receive any freecylce, upcycle & recrycled goods, please register your details.
Contact Dave Loader: 021 560 287 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
2016 Documents to download:
Previous years AGM documents:
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.
Find us at 112 Bush Rd, Rosedale, ph 09 300 7303, email: email@example.com
AUT Millennium is New Zealand's home of high performance sport and a world-class centre helping our community to be healthy and our top athletes to be champions. We’re a multi-discipline organisation with a wide range of skills, experience, knowledge, capability and facilities, including conference and gym.
Centurion Management Services specialises in Body Corporate (Unit Title) Management throughout the North Island with a specific focus on Auckland’s North Shore. Centurion began business in 1996 starting in a small office just of Rosedale Road, Albany and is now based a 5 Triton Drive, Albany opposite Fish City. Centurion manages residential, commercial and mixed used property ranging from two unit properties to property in excess of 400 units. Centurion has significant experience in managing complex property issues including administration of leaky buildings through remediation.
At the heart of our company is a people focus. We understand that as a customer service business we need to deliver a great service experience from a customer perspective. To that end Centurion strives to build long term relationships built on respect, knowledge, trust, transparency, and accountability to our clients. For a no obligation proposal please contact Steve Plummer on 476 8663, or firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 15 years in the vehicle finance industry, we pride ourselves on using our expertise to make leasing hassle-free. We take a consultative approach to leasing that ensures our clients get the best advice and most suitable finance solution for their needs. Our popular SmartLease is designed to provide businesses with better outcomes and is the most flexible lease on the market. SmartLease is fundamentally different to traditional leasing with zero excess Km charges and no refurbishment fees at the end of the lease. We offer an end-to-end vehicle service which includes recommending and sourcing vehicles, customising the lease or finance and managing accessories and fit-outs. Our other services include competitive Asset Finance for growing businesses, a Fuel Card with no ongoing fees and our bespoke dynamic Fleet Management system. Contact us to discuss your vehicle requirements - 0800 275 374.
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 provide tailored, practical HR support through our specialised HR Consultancy, as well as a suite of 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 a team of nine passionate, talented and business-savvy individuals who are all committed to our clients’ success.
Rotary’s position as one of the world’s longest-established and largest charitable organisations allows Friends of Rotary to enable local North Harbour and Albany businesses to be recognised by their clients and customers as making a community contribution. Friends of Rotary will ensure the maximum use of gifted funds. The current project for 2016/17 is raising funds for the purchase of a new St Johns ambulance for the Rosedale - Albany area. This exciting project will help equip the local St Johns branch with a state of the art vehicle - to save lives and protect the community. There are numerous options for business, employees and friends of employees to get involved. Some even include branding on the actual vehicle. If you want to make a difference - contact either Kevin Covacich (email@example.com) and David Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When putting your company’s reputation into the hands of another, you need to make sure those hands know what they’re doing. Here at Hobbs Global Logistics Solutions Ltd we combine good old-fashioned values, amassed from decades of experience, with cutting-edge systems that keep us at the forefront of the industry.
By creating an exceptional experience for our customers, they remain loyal, and most importantly they are inspired to tell others about us, assisting us to grow our business. Our head office is based locally, right here on the North Shore, our professional, senior staff – with over 30 years experience, complemented by a worldwide agency network, our own 3PL Warehouse and Distribution Centre based at Auckland International Airport are your key to a flawless Customs Brokerage, International Freight Forwarding – we are “Your Local that keeps you Global”
MiIT prides itself on simplifying business IT processes via managed "cloud" solutions, thereby empowering companies to leverage the efficiencies that onsite / offsite cloud based computing and BYOD can bring to a company no matter how large or small, with significant TCO and productivity gains.
Hear what our customers are saying about MiIT service support.
Cloud: "Remote desktop, server, very well managed without issues."
Online backups: "Excellent service able to rely on you to answer my queries."
VoIP: "Superb service, it works better than we could ever have hoped."
UFB: "Affordable, fast, reliable Internet with a service to match."
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.
Here at McCollams Print we have a team of dedicated professionals, focused on delivering innovative print solutions. Having fantastic people is our biggest asset, add to that, our technical ability to produce exceptional print is why we have an enviable reputation for meeting deadlines and exceeding customers’ expectations. We offer a full range of pre-press, print, finishing & packaging solutions all from one modern, conveniently located North Shore site and we are excited with the opportunity to partner with Business North Harbour.
Complementing the A1 size sheet-fed presses our Indigo digital press offers the quality and look of traditional print and is ideal for smaller print runs and personalised print. Large format posters, roll-up banners and backlit displays can be produced on-site with our Wide Format printer on a wide variety of media.
Pickles Cafe strive provide a hospitality experience. Excellent service, great coffee, quality meals and the best Catering on the North Shore.
Enjoy spacious modern surrounds for your business meeting or private function. They cater for your needs with a unique meeting venue for hire, soundproofed and a projector is included. Catering can be customised to your needs with delivery to your door. Available for events, meetings and weddings.
Kristin provides a well-balanced education that equips each student with the skills and values necessary to make a significant contribution to their society both today and in the future. All students are given the scope and encouragement to succeed in their individual ways and are encouraged to strive for excellence.
Kristin’s excellent reputation has been built on its strong academic, sporting and cultural achievements; locally, nationally and internationally.
Our vision is to provide our students with a superior all-round education, helping them to become responsible global citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and learn enthusiastically throughout their lives.
Our partnership category has been created in 2016 to provide an unprecedented opportunity for two organisations to align with Business North Harbour's premium leadership and business development events. We are proud to have Eclipse Recruitment and Massey University as our first members of our Partnership Programme.
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.
Emma Monsellier, Deputy Chair
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.
Janet Marshall, Deputy Chair
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.
Terry Zouch has been in banking for more than 30 years, including senior positions at ASB (retail and small business) and BNZ (corporate). Terry is now developing the Kiwibank Business Banking brand and proposition for the North Shore and West Auckland region. Being part of the business community where he lives provides an opportunity to use his experience to develop strategies to support and grow local business. While Business North Harbour is an organisation that provides that support, banking enables business to grow. Terry is looking forward to using his experience, and this synergy, to work with members and grow the North Shore business area together.
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.
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.
Murray has been a business advisory professional since 2005, having spent 26 years in the financial and commercial management area of the corporate world both in New Zealand and offshore. His experience covers a wide rage range of industries, including nine years with American Express, five years in the Garment Industry, three years in the hospitality industry (CDL Group and Dynasty Hotel Group), two years with Gen-i and five years as CEO of the law firm Hesketh Henry. Murray is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors. He is a passionate North Shore resident, since 1979, and many of his past and current advisory clients are based on the North Shore. Murray looks forward to contributing to Business North Harbour, using his business experience, network and local knowledge.
Peter describes himself as extroverted, analytical and team-orientated. He's a non-executive director of Credit Union Auckland, a founding chairman of Ecoworks, and on the board of trustees of the New Zealand Community Growth Trust. He's a Sitting Justice (Ret.) Presiding on the Bench (ten years) at Manukau District Court relating to criminal matters. He is also a Visiting Justice (Ret.) Presiding on the Bench at Auckland Men's Prison, Auckland Women's Prison and Auckland Remand Prison. On top of that, he's a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, awarded for services to youth as chairman of the Rotary Youth Suicide Prevention Foundation. Peter says the area's most pressing needs are continued good communication and professional seminars, pedestrian safety, bus and road services, parking, and good governance.
McVeigh 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.
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.
Sub-committees, in collaboration with head office staff, deliver operational milestones. Each member of the Executive Committee actively participates on a sub-committee.
Sub-committees are: Membership Marketing Services, Finance and Auditing, Member Programmes, and Economic Development and Strategy