Kia ora koutou,
It’s been an exciting and busy period since our last newsletter. There’s been some fascinating media interest in how we operate as a business. This has ranged from ensuring an unclaimed deceased person in a funeral home received a dignified send-off, through to challenging the conventions of the five-day working week. More recently, our April ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign saw us leading by example by offering free Wills to New Zealanders who are prepared to make a positive difference in someone else’s life – a huge success.
As many of you will have seen, we like to know what our clients think of the services we provide and how we deliver them. In 2017 we introduced a client survey programme and the responses have been insightful, meaningful and truly encouraging. This feedback really enables us to focus on how we can continue to develop into a world-class service provider where you, as our client, receive the very best service possible. Thank you for your responses to date and for future engagement with us.
Additionally, I was delighted to take up the sponsorship of the Auckland Primary Schools’ Music Festival, which I hope continues to encourage young New Zealanders to participate in events or activities that broaden their minds and experiences. This ensures 4500 children can continue to participate in a wonderful celebration of music.
Lastly, our on-going support for the Otago Museum Planetarium has now seen over 68,000 people visit this amazing science extension. I am proud of the part we play in engaging young minds through this programme.
In this, our 10th edition of ‘PG Press’, there are some really great updates and stories. I hope you will find them as interesting and informative as I do.
Andrew Barnes, Perpetual Guardian Founder and CEO