Business Luncheon - Westwood Development and Big Box Retail in Blenheim

A Chamber Panel Discussion luncheon featuring Mark Elkington (PAK’nSAVE Blenheim), Phil Robinson (Westwood Business Park) and Leighton Shearer (Bunnings Warehouse Blenheim).

The panel will be discussing a range of topics that are affecting businesses in Marlborough.

Come along to learn about the Westwood Business Park Development, construction and the outlook for industrial development in Marlborough. Learn about Big Box Retail and what it’s like to run a business like a PAK’nSAVE, and a Bunnings in Marlborough, where are the hurdles and where are the opportunities.

With such a great panel and a range of topics to explore this is one you won’t want to miss.

Learn a little bit more about each of our speakers:


Mark Elkington, Owner/Operators of PAK’nSAVE Blenheim along with his wife Andrea Boock which is located in the Westwood Business Park Development. They opened the store 6 years ago after previously owning and managing New World Blenheim since 2001. Opening a new retail store on “the outskirts of town” has been a hugely challenging experience. But thanks to a strong team behind them they have managed to turn it into a successful business and learnt a huge amount in the process!

Leighton Shearer is the Complex Manager Bunnings Warehouse Blenheim. Leighton has been with Bunnings for nearly 12 years, beginning as a Trade manager in Whakatane & spending 4 years in Rotorua before taking the role in Blenheim in 2014.

Phil Robinson, Founder Westwood Business Park - Outer Limits Limited was founded by John Marris and Phil in 2003, with the purpose of developing what is now known as the Westwood Business Park. Phil was born and educated in Marlborough, then headed to Wellington for a number of years working and studying as a Quantity Surveyor. Phil returned to Marlborough in 1984 took over the running of the family construction company and is now the Managing Director of Robinson Construction Limited.

Seats are limited so book your spot today! Bookings close at 12pm Tuesday 25 June.

Refund Policy: You may request a full-refund and cancel your spot so long as your request is made within 24 hours prior to the booking deadline. 

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Taylor Bar & Eatery, 42 Alfred Street, Blenheim 7201
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