What we do:
Identifying opportunities and action on CBD commercial property for reuse.
Engage with the private sector to achieve results to local economies.
Working remotely to provide advisory services to councils, BIDs and others.
Governance coaching, induction and executive reviews
Performance reviews of town & city centre organisations.
Upcoming courses Facilitated by Karen
“It was a very worthwhile process in my view. Past strategic plans have been written by a mix of methods, this process brought many elements together. I thought it was robust and provided us with a good plan to move forward with that had accountability, strategies to achieve our goals and time lines in which to achieve them. I was impressed with Karen’s work ethic and thoroughness in her research and found her friendly, open and easy to work with”
Eric Jones, Manager, Canopy Connection Porirua CBD
Motueka Action Planning
“Your visit to Motueka was a very valuable one. Firstly, it gave our committee an important insight into the history of the 'Town Centre / Mainstreet' organisational structure and objectives. This has given us confidence that we are not alone in what we are trying to achieve for our town. We were also buoyed by your feedback about the value we are adding to the town economically - as you know the rating system doesn't always provide a positive feedback mechanism.
Howie Timms, Chairperson Our Town Motueka
Conceptualised and delivery of a national survey of town and city centres to identify their readiness for natural disasters.
“Karen is a strategic thinker with real talent for identifying crucial issues and leverage points. She is passionate and progressive. Karen is a person that can drive change and inspire collaborators. Her initiatives around towncentres and resilience are vanguard and will see it's fruition in the future.
Dr Ljubica Mamula-Seadon, Team Leader Sector Development and Advisor to development of a Resilience programme.
Engaging with Business
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We are experienced economic developers with the skills to improve your CBD and local economy. Our case studies include elements of job and business creation, building business capacity, regional tourism, energy efficiency, improving business standards, tourism trails, identifying new tourism product, clusters, relationship building between the commercial and local government sectors and improving not for profit performance.