While most areas have a business association that promotes strong economic outcomes for their area, there is no such formal association within the Puketapapa/Mt Roskill district.
With the aim of establishing a unified voice among the various business areas within the borders of Puketapapa, a group has been initiated by Mt Roskill local Ella Kumar to explore ways to benefit all the businesses in the area.
“I see this as an opportunity for local businesses to gather together to support one another, find strength in unity, and to work towards a robust future,” says Ella.
The purpose of group – to be known as the Puketapapa Business Voice - is to create a vibrant, unified voice within the local business communities, but initially aims to provide a forum for discussion, to determine what some of the issues are facing the local business community, to establish a core working group, and to offer support to its members.
A preliminary meeting was held in early March at Alisha’s Café in Carr Road, and Ella was encouraged by the attendance of representatives from businesses in the Hillsborough, Stoddard Road, White Swan Rd and Carr Road business communities.
The next meeting is planned for early May, and all local businesses within the Puketapapa area are invited to come and share thoughts, concerns and ideas, and to get to know one another over a coffee.
If you would like to attend the next meeting, register your interest, or to find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ella Kumar on 021-0477-642 or 09 629-0660.