CBC attracting top staff

Posted By CBC / 29 January 2015 / News / No Comments


The opportunity to enjoy Tauranga's lifestyle was a major drawcard for three qualified professionals who have taken up roles in the city.

CBC Construction business development manager David Baker was originally from Hamilton but said childhood holidays in the Bay cemented his love for the environment.

"There is never a boring weekend with so much on the back doorstep."

Watching new development projects evolve from inception to handover and working with great people were his main motivators, he said.

Classic Builders quantity surveyor Gary Bhandal started two weeks ago after working in Christchurch on earthquake damaged houses, pricing repairs and rebuilds.

Gaining new experiences, further developing his skills and meeting new people were on his priority list.

However, the region had already made an impression.

"I like the nice warm weather, beautiful sandy beaches and close proximity to other cities."

Classic Group ICT analyst Bryan Abbott moved his family from Auckland in 2008 to take up an opportunity and started his new job on December 1.

The community was extremely friendly and it was a fantastic place to raise a family.   He was looking forward to more pay, flexible hours and less stressful but more challenging work.

"The housing prices are reasonable, there is tons to do, very little traffic and employers are more family-friendly than what we had in Auckland."

Click here to read full article by Carmen Hall, Bay of Plenty Times.  Photo by George Novak.