- 19 July 2021
- Written by Shawna
The Pukekohe Business Association (PBA) is committed to the success of local businesses. We promote Pukekohe as a place to work, live and play.
We support local businesses by working closely with business owners, the council, and the community to enhance business success and growth. Founded in 1992 to promote and represent local interests, we represent over 700 Pukekohe businesses.
The PBA is managed by a team of 3 local and passionate individuals. Manager, Kendyl Sulivan, Administration Co-Ordinator, Shawna Coleman and Promotions Co-Ordinator, Chenay Douglas. It is governed by a volunteer executive committee of local business owners who are passionate about business in Pukekohe.
The Association administers the Pukekohe Business Improvement District (BID), a partnership between local government and the business community to develop, promote, and support the local economy.
‘Our vision is that Pukekohe provides the best of town and country, with thriving businesses supported by a strong business association and quality opportunities to live, learn, work and play’
The PBA and the BID programme have four main objectives;
- Business creation and development
- Increased employment and local business investment
- An enhanced physical environment
- Promoting the profile of the business centre, commercial and industrial districts
The PBA is funded by a targeted rate that is applied to buildings on commercially zoned land. Any business that owns or operates from a commercial building within the BID Zone in Pukekohe is eligible for free membership.
For those businesses that do not qualify for a free membership, Associate Memberships are available at an annual fee of $250 + GST. We also have membership options for landlords who own property within the BID zone. We encourage all eligible members and landlords to join the PBA as there are many benefits and opportunities available to them.
We see Pukekohe as the business, commercial, and community hub of Franklin and aim to ensure it retains its distinctive country feel.