Aon Cements Itself In Christchurch
Jan07

Aon Cements Itself In Christchurch

Aon New Zealand has become one of the first companies to open doors on a new office space in Christchurch since the February 2011 earthquake. The newly built Aon House, officially opened by Prime Minister John Key, has been constructed to the new seismic code which requires a substantial increase in a buildings ability to withstand earthquakes. Since the February 2011 quake, more than 50 Aon staff have maintained operations from a...

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Getting In The Zone
Jan07

Getting In The Zone

Christchurch’s quite literally changed business landscape has seen companies of all shapes and sizes relocate to blur traditional zoning demarcation lines. At the same time designated industrial areas have benefitted as the demand for hot business spots has risen. A good example is the Izone Southern Business Hub in Rolleston. Being more than 180ha makes Izone the largest industrial park in New Zealand and already home to the likes of...

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Giving Customers What They Want
Jan07

Giving Customers What They Want

Photos by Delphine Ducaruge Massey executive MBA student Delphine Ducaruge, recently undertook a study tour around Scandinavia to visit and understand the business models of some of the most successful local companies. She tells us what she learnt from one of Sweden’s largest companies: IKEA. IKEA is an iconic Swedish company that sells modern and contemporary designer furniture and accessories, such as beds, coffee tables, vanities,...

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Business Optimism Increases, But Challenges Still Lie Ahead
Jan07

Business Optimism Increases, But Challenges Still Lie Ahead

A survey of a sub-set of Canterbury small businesses severely impacted by the earthquake, shows optimism is on the increase and sales are trending up, but they are still facing some weighty issues. These businesses identified as being particularly adversely affected by the earthquake, continue to face challenges with respect to cashflow, marketing, fatigue and rebuilding issues. The Recover Canterbury survey questioned businesses...

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