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The Downs Group

Posted: September 9, 2016 11:50 am EDT Updated: September 9, 2016 11:50 am EDT The Downs Group

Business Name: The Downs Group

Hometown: Marton, Rangitikei.

What's the name of the business owner(s)? 

Robert Gunn
Sandra Gunn
Ashley Williamson
Aaron Reade

Years in operation:  Twenty.

What do you love about Marton? 
We love Marton because it is a rural community, perfectly centrally situated between Taupo, Wellington, New Plymouth and Masterton. The people are friendly and although not on SH1 the town is always busy. We care about people!

What does your business do better then anyone else?
Of course every business thinks they do it better but we strive to please our customers, we have a quality mark ISO 9001 which says we care. Our health and safety is excellent. We are a large company with old fashioned values.

Tell us about your team. Who does what?
We are seven companies of various sizes. We have senior managers, middle managers and Team leaders.

Robert Gunn is manageing Director
Ashley Williamson looks after our Occupational Health and safety
Brenda Gardiner is our Group manager
Tim Corbin is owner manager of our Hastings branch
Team leaders are Daniel Wigglesworth, Leighton Jones, Theresa Downes and Shane Gunn

What's your top tip for business success?
Looking out side the square
Customer service
Good old fashioned values

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