St Mary's Peace Hall Lounge, 36 Vivian Street (opposite St Mary's Cathedral), New Plymouth at 7.30 pm and conclude at 9.30 pm with Tea, Coffee and a chat. Non members $20. All welcome.
Guest Speaker: Stuart Trundle
Stuart Trundle is the chief executive of Venture Taranaki Trust, the regional development agency for Taranaki regarded as one of the leading models for economic development in New Zealand.
Stuart is also a board member for the Economic Development Centre at AUT, past chair of the Economic Development Association of New Zealand and a board member of the Bishop’s Action Foundation.
Prior to forming Venture Taranaki, Stuart was managing director of the largest Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom, an external examiner of the MBA programme at the University of Wolverhampton Business School and the course validator for the University of Central England’s Diploma in Management Studies.
Stuart’s work in the formation of regional economic development agencies in Poland and Romania was supported by the British Government and European Commission.
In October 2012 Stuart was awarded the New Plymouth District Mayoral Award for Business, presented in recognition of over 14 years commitment to economic development in the region. He is a past winner of the Vero Excellence in Business Support Award.
Stuart is married with two adult children.
Sponsor: Clegg’s Carpet Court
Cleggs Carpet Court owner Mark Clegg (left) with Taranaki Property Investors Assn president Colin Comber at the Cleggs showroom in NP on June 16, where the TPIA held its annual meeting. Carpet Court group participants have entered a nationwide partnership with the NZ Property Investors Federation which returns a sales rebate for the benefit of local associations