We love business and especially businesses doing great business!
We strive to support and promote our local businesses (within our defined Panmure Business Improvement District (BID) area), to enable a thriving and successful business community.
We do this by:
making connections with key stakeholders
advocacy to local Government
representing the culturally diverse voices of the business community and
focusing on activities that support a thriving Panmure business community.
The Panmure Commercial Association was founded in 1952 as a voluntary organisation with a focus on promotions.
In the early 1990’s, the Panmure Commercial Association in conjunction with the Auckland City Council forged a relationship based on the Canadian/USA Mainstreet (retail focussed) model.
In 2011, we became a Business Improvement District (BID) which represents the diversity of businesses in our area and is not solely retail focussed. Businesses and organisations which are within the boundary of our BID area become one of our members automatically.
Each of our 150 building owners, within a defined commercial area of Panmure, pays a special targeted rate that is collected by Auckland Council in the annual rates bill. This fund is then distributed back to the PBA in quarterly instalments and is to be used for projects and promotions within the town centre.
Each October at the Annual General Meeting, a Board consisting of up to eleven building and business owners or managers within the BID area is elected to set the direction of the Association to decide how the funds are to be spent and are tasked to ensure that the funds are spent wisely.
The PBA Board
Chris Swann, Chair
Barfoot & Thompson, Panmure
Sharon Alderson, Deputy Chair
The Cafe...with no name
Adrienne Hudson, Board Member
Panuku Development Representative
Elaine Soakai, Board Member
Evonne Geluk, Board Member
Tamaki Regeneration Company
Susan Zwaagdijk, Board Member
Norma McDonald, Board Member
Getting Started with PBA
Welcome to the Panmure Business Association and thank you for launching your business in our business community.
Our Welcome Pack will hopefully give you a kick-start with extra info and vital services to make it easy to get going.
We wish you every success and we’d be mighty happy if we can help in some small way.
Services for our Members include:
Business Newsletter (February – December)
Panmure Business Directory
Featuring business cluster advertising on the A0 sized display signs on Queens Road and the community noticeboard.
Organise business information and networking opportunities
Google my Business listing creation and updating
Tastes of Panmure (month of May)
Panmure Christmas Party (1st Saturday of December)
Panmure Basin Fun Day (Feb/Mar) supporting role only
Safety and Security Assistance
The PBA employs Taniela Kaivelata, Panmure Security Liaison Officer. His role is to promote safe environment for both businesses and customers. It is also to report repairs and maintenance issues within the public space. Taniela assists and supports businesses with criminal incidents and the PBA captures information from the CCTV camera network to pass onto the relevant agency.
We own an extensive CCTV security cameras network which has assisted in the reduction of anti-social behaviour and criminal incidents in the town centre. We work with and support the local NZ Policing team.
The PBA owns and maintains an extensive ‘Under Veranda Lighting Network’ that lights the town centre each evening.
A number of the town centre trees have had decorative lighting installed which creates a positive ambiance within the town centre.
Service lanes are cleaned up yearly by the PBA.
Getting your voice heard and updating you
We liaise with local community groups and local projects, the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board, Auckland Council and other local government organisations (CCO’s).
Keeping our businesses informed is a priority for us. We keep you up-to-date with any developments that will impact the Tamaki area into the future such as the AMETI Eastern Busway, Tāmaki Regeneration Company and Panuku Development Auckland’s Unlock Panmure.
Becoming a Member of PBA
The Benefits of Being Part of PBA
Marketing Support & Guidance
On Going Support & Relevant Updates
Access to an Awesome Community of Innovative Individuals
Business Development Advice
Business Networking Events & Meetings
Interested in Joining? Send a message to get more info!
9 Reasons Why Panmure is Good for Business
Panmure’s commercial rents are still affordable
Panmure is a centrally located hub that is surrounded by both an extensive residential and commercial catchment area
It is well-serviced by public transport with a transport hub for buses right next to the Panmure Train Station and a fifteen-minute train journey to the Auckland CBD
Accessible road networks to the Central Eastern and East Auckland suburbs and to the motorway
Panmure is part of the local/central governments partnership known as the Tamaki Regeneration Vision that aims to construct a minimum of 7,500 homes and in doing so will double the population over the next 10–15 years in the Tamaki area
Auckland Council has a high amount of land holdings in Panmure and has assigned Panuku Development Auckland to investigate ways to trigger significant development on Council owned land
Since 2007, the Panmure business community has witnessed a steady increase in affordable ethnic food outlets as well as a growing health and well-being business cluster
Panmure currently reflects the ethnic diversity of Auckland with a large Pasifika, Maori and Asian population
A strong, active and effective business association that cares for the local business community with emphasis on: security, a clean and tidy image, communications via a monthly newsletter, business directory, social media and video features, promotions and events as well as advocacy to both local and central government