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CHRISTCHURCH BUSINESS HUB
opens to franchisors and franchisees

by Simon Lord, last updated on 27th September 2011

The Westpac Business & Community Hub has opened in Christchurch to make it easier to do business in Canterbury by providing free office space.

The Westpac Business & Community Hub The Hub provides businesses with all the facilities they need to help the city's recoveryBringing familiar names back for local business The  Westpac Business & Community Hub provides free office space to help organisations affected by the quakes get back to business, and it is open to franchisors and franchisees wanting to meet and work in Christchurch. More than 2,000 people, ranging from accountants tofitness instructors, have used the facilities already. Adjacent to the CBS Canterbury Arena, the 2,600 sqm Business Hub provides essential services including:

• Office space • Hot desks
• Boardrooms • Conference space
• Training room • Phone access
• Broadband • Photocopying
• Video conferencing • Onsite cafe

Onsite you’ll also find the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, Inland Revenue, Recovery Canterbury, New Zealand Retailers Association and other professionals such as lawyers and accountants. Westpac people will be there too, to lend a hand and give advice. The space is available to all Christchurch businesses and community groups affected by the quakes.

‘Should you need a boardroom or conference space to talk to franchisees, or a training room, office or one of the other facilities, you are welcome to make use of the facilities at the Hub in Christchurch,’ invites Daniel Cloete, Westpac’s National Franchise Manager. ‘You don’t even have to be a Westpac customer to use it!’

And Amy Densem, Westpac’s Commercial Franchise Manager for Canterbury, says, 'It's a fabulous facility and I definitely recommend it. ‘For all the destruction and devastation, opportunity still exists in Christchurch,’ Amy wrote in the latest edition of Franchise New Zealand magazine, which features success stories from several Christchurch franchisees. She goes on,  ‘While discussions continue about what or even where a rebuilt inner city will be, it is clear to me that there exists an opportunity for the franchise sector to show real leadership in the rebuild by engaging with the wider business community in creating a new CBD with the presence of committed and well-regarded franchise brands.

‘The Westpac Business & Community Hub has been created to be a place where you can get back to business – and we look forward to welcoming franchisors and franchisees who are ready to seize the initiative and make the most of the opportunity.’

Find out more or book space at westpacbusinesshub.co.nz

Address: 55 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch

Phone: 0800 CHC HUB or 0800 242 482

Email: info@westpacbusinesshub.co.nz

Join the conversation with #WestpacBusinessHub

 
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