• Movers and shakers: Presidian Group

    June 13th, 2018 | by

    Every month new businesses join the BTP community. This month we spoke to spoke to Andre Beeson, State Manager (QLD and NT) of the Presidian Group.

    Andre Beeson, State Manager, Presidian Group

    Andre Beeson, State Manager, Presidian Group

    What does the Presidian Group specialise in?

    The Presidian Group of companies is comprised of a range of financial services companies that offer products to both the B2B and B2C markets, including finance brokerage, salary packaging, novated leasing, operational leasing, retail insurance and warranty products.

    What influenced your decision to move to Brisbane Technology Park?

    When looking for new office space, we found Brisbane Technology Park provided the perfect balance between the convenience of a suburban office without having to compromise on the surrounding amenity and corporate culture. Being able to benefit from the cost savings of being outside the CBD, while still having access to premium facilities and surrounded by a good community culture is a real advantage for Presidian Group.

    How has the move to Brisbane Technology Park affected the Presidian team?

    From an operational perspective, the move was a great success. Everything came together on time and was executed seamlessly, which meant we had no downtime during the move. At Presidian Group we’ve always had a great corporate culture, but since moving to our new office at 29 Brandl Street, the morale of the team elevated instantly. Having access to not only a brand new office, but also brand new premium facilities in the building has made a big change.

    Do you have an existing relationship with any BTP occupants or do you see an opportunity for future relationships?

    Our parent company has for some time held their IT disaster management systems onsite here at Brisbane Technology Park. Throughout the 2011 Brisbane floods, this was critical to the business continuing to operate. On a day to day basis our retail financial services division will benefit from cross promoting and building relationships with the wide range of companies operating within the park.

    In what ways do you think being a part of the BTP community will help your company grow?

    Brisbane Technology Park in Eight Mile Plains holds an excellent geographical position which really suits our business. The facilities in the park are excellent, and the public transport opportunities are great for attracting potential staff in the future, as our business continues to grow.

  • Myths and Reality of the Suburban Economy

    April 4th, 2017 | by

    Written by THE SUBURBAN ALLIANCEhttps://www.suburbanalliance.com.au/myths-realities

    MYTH: All the jobs are in the Brisbane CBD and inner city.

    REALITY: Based on the Census, the CBD accounts for about 12% of jobs in the wider metropolitan region. Including inner city suburbs (Milton, Spring Hill, South Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Bowen Hills) this rises to nearly 20%. Meaning that the vast majority of jobs are in suburban centres throughout the metropolitan area. The reality is that, across South East Queensland, nine out of ten jobs are outside the inner city.

    MYTH: Everyone wants to live close to the CBD or inner city.

    REALITY: The share of people living in the inner city (CBD plus inner ring suburbs) is only 15% of the metropolitan region. Some 85% – the overwhelming majority – live in suburban areas. Not only this, but the growth of suburban populations is actually increasing by a factor of 8 to 1 compared with inner city populations. 

    MYTH: More public transport is the only solution to our congestion.

    REALITY: Public transport is used by around 8% of people across the metropolitan region. While essential to the efficient operation of our metropolitan region, the reality is that public transport mostly serves the minority of the population with jobs in the inner city. For the vast majority of people living and working in suburban markets, improvements to congestion and reduced travel times – for commuting and work related trips – will mean enhancements to our road networks are equally as important as upgrades to public transport. 

    MYTH: The jobs of the future will mostly be inner city 

    REALITY: Future industries and “knowledge workers” in fields like health, scientific, professional and technical roles, will likely have less – not more – need for centralisation in inner city locations. Many need to be near their clients and if these are suburban based, it makes little sense to take on high occupancy costs, high parking  costs and slow access and egress of the inner city. Our research will reveal than many new economy businesses are voting
    with their feet in favour of suburban business districts and office parks, which means these centres deserve just as much policy support as the city centre.

    Written by THE SUBURBAN ALLIANCEhttps://www.suburbanalliance.com.au/myths-realities

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