Advocacy and Representation are arguably the most valuable services provided by a businesses association in Auckland. Countless policy documents cross our desk and few companies have the time or resources to deal with them. Auckland Council utilise the Business Associations (BIDS) as a direct conduit to disseminate policy info, so the majority of businesses located outside BID boundaries are often unaware of impending policy changes.
Strong local advocacy and representation stops local issues being overlooked due to the greater demand on the city’s financial resources and increased Auckland-wide focus. We have established relationships within the Waitematā Local Board and present formal submissions covering members’ views on operational elements that impact both positively and negatively on the current business improvement district.
Parnell, like many suburbs in Auckland will need to continually reassess their security & crime prevention needs to meet challenges around car theft, burglaries, willful damage to property and general street safety. Unfortunately public resources are spread really thin to cover the cost for security in most suburban areas. The business community needs to feel safe and until the BID Expansion in 2015, there were no funds to support a crime prevention strategy and security plan.
We have always recommended an integrated Crime Prevention & Security Plan comprising CCTV, mobile street patrols and other safety initiatives and will continue to upgrade our assets in this regard.
You will receive a complimentary business listing, plus a full page profile displayed in the Business Directory hosted on www.parnell.net.nz. This provides members the opportunity to directly target other local businesses.
We have the ability to leverage events from various neighbouring world-class facilities such as the Auckland Museum and Tennis Arena.
We have a healthy database of over 10,000 local businesses, residents and shoppers with whom we communicate regularly and interface via online and social media to broadcast member initiatives.
The Parnell Business Association is often the first point of contact for new businesses in the area to connect and ask advice.
We encourage business to business networking and a shared community between the businesses in our precinct. You can meet more customers and build supplier and client relationships, promote your company on our website and benefit from regular communication and policy updates to all our members.
The Parnell Business Association regularly interfaces with landlords and leasing brokers to address the shortcomings in the current tenant mix. An improved tenant mix will not only create a sustainable patronage to the area, but also increase land values and ROI over time.
Only businesses located within the targeted BID area are eligible members and will only have voting rights at the AGM if they have confirmed their membership.