January is the time of new beginnings and this month we chat to Andrew Whiteford, Managing Director of Infometrics, about his new beginnings in New Zealand, having emigrated here from South Africa 16 years ago. January 2017 also marks the 10th anniversary of Andrew joining Infometrics. During that time he has overseen the development of Infometrics’ Regional Service. Andrew has always been focussed on developing new data sets and making complex data accessible to clients.
Senior economist, Benje Patterson takes a keen interest in economic forces that affect our regions. He heads our Regional Service and gives insights to councils and industry leaders on the major trends and outlook for each region. We chat with Benje in our regular feature “A day in the life of an Economist” and ask him about his interest in regional New Zealand and how he was bitten by the travel bug.
Infometrics Senior Economist Shaun Twaddle is actively involved with Got a Trade? and the industry training organisations that manage this campaign. Shaun has worked extensively with tertiary education providers, industry training organisations, industry associations and bodies focussing on understanding the issues around workforce development, current and future workforce demands and the supply of skilled labour.
We chat with Shaun in our regular feature “A day in the life of an Economist” and ask him about his work and particular about the Got a Trade? campaign.
With the recent Brexit vote creating waves around the world, it is likely that Michael Gove, one of the leaders of the Leave campaign, is rethinking his comments before the vote. He was asked why he should be trusted over the overwhelming list of economists and international authorities who opposed Brexit, to which he retorted “People in this country have had enough of experts.”
Over the coming months we are going to be running a series of newsletter articles that will take the form of interviews with each of our economists. The first economist we will be introducing in this series is Mieke Welvaert, who has a particular interest in the property markets…
The Infometrics team are excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. We pride ourselves on being innovative and making information easily accessible. It is therefore no surprise that innovation, ease of use and accessibility are key components of our new website.
The goal of our new website is to improve the user experience by making the website faster, easier to navigate and more user friendly. We want to give you an opportunity to know us better; who we are as a company and the members of our team.
Infometrics is pleased to announce that Andrew Gawith has re-joined the firm as a Director. This month Andrew has written an article about transforming New Zealand’s transport system, to make better use of renewable energy resources.
Anita Bond joins us as the new Office Manager
We enjoy getting feedback from our clients – their input informs our product development and how we deliver our products and services. Infometrics posed some questions to the Economic Development Manager at a prominent South Island Council – here are his answers. Infometrics: What did you find as a result of buying Infometrics’ web-based profiles? … Read more South Island council gains regional insights
“Greater Wellington Regional Council has subscribed to the Infometrics regional profile and tools for the last 2 years. It is the initial go to source for our economic analysis, indicators and monitoring activities. It has also allowed us to quickly deal with customised economic data and information requests from across the council. At a regional … Read more Wellington RC makes use of Infometrics’ comprehensive economic data