Strong NZ Demand Drives simPRO Expansion To South Island

Image: simPRO Business Development Manager, James Agnew

More companies in New Zealand will be able to streamline their businesses and increase profits with global job management software group simPRO expanding its presence to the South Island to cater for increased demand.

simPRO first landed on New Zealand shores in 2010, setting up headquarters in Auckland. Since then the company has experienced gradual year-on-year growth, tripling their local team.

Their expansion has now brought their expertise to New Zealand’s Canterbury region, with newly-appointed Business Development Manager, James Agnew.

Prior to joining simPRO, James spent six years as a trade sales rep for a well known paint supplier. Having lived in Christchurch for the last 29 years, he has lived and breathed the rebuilding of the city and developed a deep understanding of the needs of the local trade services industry.

simPRO New Zealand General Manager Richard Pratley said the expansion was a reflection of the company’s confidence in the local economy and the continued strength of the construction and trade industries.

“We think the South Island will continue to grow from strength to strength within the contracting industry and see great opportunity to increase our presence and offerings in the trade services industry where most of that growth will come from.”

He said the new Christchurch office would allow the company to deliver consultation and implementation more efficiently to clients not only in the Canterbury region, but the entire South Island.

“This is a really exciting time for us; not just because of the success of our own business, but because of the implication this has for businesses all over New Zealand,” he said.

“SimPRO’s job management systems help improve efficiency in every facet of business operations, from service and installation, to asset maintenance and project management, simPRO is your complete end to end business management tool.”

“As simPRO is cloud-based, it can be used anywhere, anytime in real time to help improve streamlined business productivity and efficiency, giving businesses the potential to grow, meet and exceed their goals.” Mr Pratley said.

simPRO’s software has reach all over the globe, with product usage across New Zealand, as well as Australia, UK and US.

The company plans to use their expansion to reach out to more businesses within New Zealand’s trade industry, establishing partnerships to support operations and growth.

“This isn’t about selling a product and sending businesses on their way,” Mr Pratley said. “When businesses succeed, we all succeed, which is no truer for trade businesses whose services directly serve the community.”

simPRO has partnered with local trade associations such as Master Electricians, Master Plumbers and the New Zealand Security Association to provide exclusive offers to their members.

simPRO Software was established in 2002 when co-founder Stephen Bradshaw, an electrical contractor, began working on a solution for managing his growing trade services business with co-founder Vaughan McKillop.

The technology company is now a leading provider of job management software solutions to trade contractors performing service, project and maintenance work, serving 4,000 businesses and 100,000+ users worldwide.

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