More companies in New Zealand will be able to streamline their businesses and increase profits with our expansion to the South Island to cater for increased demand.

We first landed on New Zealand shores in 2010, setting up our headquarters in Auckland. Since then we have experienced gradual year-on-year growth, tripling the local team.

James Agnew
simPRO Business Development Manager James Agnew

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

Prior to joining us, 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.

New Zealand General Manager Richard Pratley said the expansion was a reflection of 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.”

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

The plan for the expansion is 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,” Richard said. “When businesses succeed, we all succeed, which is no truer for trade businesses whose services directly serve the community.”

Now a leading provider of job management software solutions to trade contractors performing service, project and maintenance work, simPRO has 4,000 businesses and 100,000+ users worldwide.