On September 19th Rachael Gemming and her colleagues from EY hosted a fabulous Business Behind the Scenes Event at their new offices in The Vault in Tauranga CBD. The Vault is a shared corporate office environment that is a recent refurbishment of the former ANZ bank building. We were given a tour around this co-shared office space and saw the original “vault” that is still on site. We also heard how the companies based at this location are working together and supporting each other as they expand their client base in the Bay region.
Rachael and her colleagues also gave us a great insight into the wide variety of work that EY carry out for all types of businesses from large to small, and from commercial to not for profit. We got some great examples of how this global company works collaboratively across countries, tapping into each other skill sets and resources to produce amazing outcomes for clients.
Each of the women speaking had different backgrounds, some had been with EY for a while and were based in Auckland and others in satellite offices. Rachael only joined EY in February when the new office opened with the key focus on developing EY’s Tauranga presence and sharing their offerings with clients in the Bay of Plenty. Prior to this she had worked at Inland Revenue for 18 years initially as an investigator but more recently specialising in cryptocurrency and block chain technology.
It was a lively and informative evening and great to hear how new businesses are establishing themselves in the Tauranga CBD.