Covid-19 Update

Level 1 resources

Contact tracing: There are many different apps for checking in to businesses and recording your movements. The Ministry of Health has created a new tracing app — NZ COVID Tracer. It works by scanning a QR code on a poster at participating businesses. To learn more about this app, go to their website.
For more on how to do business at Alert Level 1, visit business.govt.nz and covid.19.nz.

Becoming A Member

Join As A Member

The Penrose Business Association aims to provide local businesses and property owners with a unified voice to support initiatives that facilitate the growth and development of this vital economic area.

Membership Benefits

The Greater Penrose business district is a thriving commercial hub in the southeast of the Auckland isthmus. For many years, the industrial heart of Auckland, Penrose has developed significant manufacturing, wholesale trade, construction and transportation sectors.

Membership Lists

The professional, scientific and technical services industry are also major growth areas for the area. Check out our business directory.

YOUR PBA EXEC TEAM

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Ann Cooper-Smith

Ann is CEO of Q2 Ltd, a fresh thinking chartered accountancy firm that works with business owners in the areas of strategy execution, performance monitoring, compliance and tax. Q2 works with ambitious business owners who want greater mind freedom, time freedom and/or financial freedom. Ann is a chartered accountant and holds a public practice certificate issued by CAANZ.

Ralph Taylor

Ralph has been in practice for 28 years as a chartered accountant , assisting his clients to navigate the sometimes complex world of tax , investment & finance.
PBA Treasurer since 2012.

Peter Lamberton

Peter has wide-ranging experience in dealing with businesses and understanding the support they need from his 24 years as an effective commercial manager with a leading NZ bank. He continues to work with business at Primacc Systems, helping organisations manage complexity within their business and significantly drive efficiency gains and provide comprehensive reporting through the implementation of tailored ERP (enterprise resource planning) software. He is also experienced in successfully guiding strategic change as the former chairperson of several organisations, and has been involved with the Massey University incubator, the e-Centre, as a mentor.

Margaret Russell

Margaret is a director of SMEtric Consulting, a team of business and financial advisors working with SMEs to create long term strategies, build decision-making skills and developing sales and marketing capability. She can identify with many PBA members and their needs since they face similar issues to many SMEs that SMEtric has worked with.

Steven Monroe

Marketing & Advertising

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Steven Monroe

Marketing & Advertising

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Steven Monroe

Marketing & Advertising

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Margaret Russell

Margaret is a director of SMEtric Consulting, a team of business and financial advisors working with SMEs to create long term strategies, build decision-making skills and developing sales and marketing capability. She can identify with many PBA members and their needs since they face similar issues to many SMEs that SMEtric has worked with.

Steven Monroe

Marketing & Advertising

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Jonathan Spence

Jonathan is the founder and chief executive of artificial intelligence research company Xtracta. The company researches and develops technology for the reading and semantic understanding of documents to automate previously human-driven admin processes.
Working in the Penrose area for many years, Jonathan is excited to see the blending of new and high-technology into industries throughout the area and as an important part of commercial and industrial evolution.

Shelley Trutsch

Shelley is the Business Development Manager for Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre based in Mount Wellington.
Coming up through the ranks over the past nine years from working in the hotel’s restaurant and bar to Corporate sales and now Conference sales.
Shelley is passionate and driven and likes to contribute alongside her team.
If you need any help booking your offsite meeting, conference, dinner, Christmas function or even your special wedding day, give her a call.

Tony Aislabie

Tony Aislabie is the owner of Concentric Engineered Solutions Ltd, a mechanical design business located in the heart of Penrose.  Concentric offers clients options from mechanical design & drawings right through to fully installed & commissioned engineering solutions.  Specialities include food and packaging machinery, safety guarding, automation, machinery installation and factory relocations.

Tony has worked in manufacturing and engineering for over 20 years, he has a degree in engineering and is a Certified Machinery Safety Expert (CMSE).