Auckland Mayor Len Brown visits Vend’s brand new office

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Auckland City Mayor Len Brown visited Vend’s brand-spanking new office in Newmarket, Auckland. The space is right at the heart of Auckland’s premier retail district, a decision made so we could be close to where our customers (store owners) are.

Len is shown around Vend’s new reception area, which doubles as a cafe and retail store using Vend as its POS. This way we get to use the product our customers are using every day, helping us refine it and make it even better.

The Mayor was heard to say the Vend Cafe has a distinctly “Swedish sauna” feel to it. We’ll take that as a compliment.

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Len is taught how to use Vend by CEO and Founder Vaughan Rowsell. He’s a quick learner and is selling coffee and green t-shirts in no time.

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Len and Vaughan addresses the Vend team, talking about our growth over the past three years, our future plans, and how technology companies are shaping Auckland’s development for the better.

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Vend’s Auckland team gathers around to listen to Mayor Len Brown speak of the importance of cloud technology companies for the city’s economy.

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After a quick tour of the office, Len and Vaughan visit some Vend customers along Nuffield Street, in Newmarket. The duo are obviously fans of the movie Reservoir Dogs.

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Len with Nick and Lucy from Whoopie Pies, Vend customers and purveyors of delicious sweet treats.

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Left to right: Nick, Tara, Len and Vaughan visiting Vend customer Superette – a trendy fashion store on Nuffield Street, Newmarket.

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Len chillaxing and shooting the breeze with our sales guy Paul.

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As an avid fan of skateboarding, Len was quick to hop on one of the many decks we have rolling around the office (safely of course).

About Sim Ahmed

Sim was a writer and technology journalist in a former life, before coming on board at Vend to help us communicate with our amazing community of retailers, partners and developers. Feel free to get in touch with Sim on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.