Pictured, StudentForce team members Zena Angland and Aria Ebbing with Harveys Principal, Simon Short.

Pictured, StudentForce team members Zena Angland and Aria Ebbing with Harveys Principal, Simon Short.

A leading real estate company has seized the opportunity to support StudentForce and praised the venture for teaching youngsters the basics of business.

Simon Short, Principal and owner of Harveys Real Estate, Tauranga, says he’s been impressed by the new venture and how owner Dan Angland has been focused on supporting the community.

“One of the things that struck me when I met Dan was his willingness to give students the opportunity to get out into the workforce.”

“He’s done more than give them tools to earn some extra money, he’s giving them broad commerce skills around what working is all about and being responsible,” said
Simon.

StudentForce Managing Director Dan Angland and Harveys Principal Simon Short display the first sponsored vests for StudentForce

StudentForce Managing Director Dan Angland and Harveys Principal Simon Short display the first sponsored vests for StudentForce

In addition to an exclusive monthly delivery arrangement in the Mount and Papamoa, fifty high-vis vests have been sponsored by Harveys.

Dan was delighted to have Harveys Real Estate on board.

“Having the support of Harveys means a lot to us as we look to expand to other areas. At the moment we’re a small business but we are growing fast,” he said.

Harveys has a policy of community involvement and partnering with StudentForce dovetailed with supporting local businesses.

“We’re here to support the community and there’s no better way to do this than to support the children.”

As a father himself, he said it was vital that kids had an understanding of issues around finance.

Simon said he’d been impressed with how efficient the StudentForce delivery system works. It offers a reliable delivery of flyers to local homes.

“It’s been an age old problem in Real Estate – you never know if the flyers you’ve so carefully designed and printed are getting out to the audience you’re trying to reach.”

Over 60 youngsters across Tauranga have joined Studentforce already. As well as earning some extra pocket money, they are learning important lessons about work ethic.

StudentForce has expanded from Mount Maunganui and Papamoa to now cover Otumoetai, Bethlehem and will shortly include Tauranga’s inner city areas.