Following the move of SnapperNet director Mark Forbes to Nelson, the networking and data communications company has opened a branch office there.
The office will service new and existing customers throughout the top of the South Island.
Forbes says the decision to work from the area was an easy one.
“There are many small to medium local resellers and integrators in the Nelson and Marlborough region who we haven’t had as much contact with in the past. This move will enable them, as well as some existing and new customers, to have a local contact for customer service.”
He plans to concentrate on the Nelson, Marlborough and Golden Bay areas, but will also focus on supporting customers on the West Coast and surrounding areas, with plans for widening the catchment area when the business grows.
According to Forbes, the Nelson office marks an important growth move for the company.
“We currently have a very strong base of customers throughout the North Island, across a wide range of sectors within the IT and telecommunications market. This has been growing since we established [the business] in 2001 and we are now well positioned to add to that customer base.”
Forbes is connected to the Auckland office via a Snom VoIP system.
"This means I'm an extension of the Auckland office, so anyone calling there can be easily transferred to me, and vice versa."