North­land COF is up and run­ning

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The lat­est ad­di­tion to Kaikohe’s busi­ness com­mu­nity, North­land COF, is up and run­ning, hav­ing nav­i­gated the lengthy process of gain­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Owner Iain For­rester said he had seen the op­por­tu­nity to of­fer a service that he be­lieved was needed in Kaikohe, and af­ter a great deal of work, and with a fi­nal push by lo­cal MP Matt King, the vi­sion had be­come a re­al­ity.

He had ap­pointed Richard Craig as man­ager, with Dick Cas­sidy and Noel Cooper as heavy ve­hi­cle in­spec­tors, and Sheryl Eyre as of­fi­cer ad­min­is­ter, which he de­scribed as an ex­pe­ri­enced team that he is happy to have on board.

“It makes strate­gic busi­ness sense to open in Kaikohe,” Mr For­rester said.

“I feel Kaikohe gets a bit of a bad rap at times, and I don’t see why. And it’s a pos­i­tive for the busi­ness com­mu­nity.”

PIC­TURES/DEB­BIE BEA­DLE

The North­land COF crew — Dick Cas­sidy (left), Noel Cooper, office lady Sheryl Eyre and man­ager Richard Craig.

Iain For­rester, happy to be in (a new) busi­ness.

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