A ready-made workforce
More than 100,000 people live in Lower Hutt. Many residents choose to work locally - they can’t go past the easy living, the close-knit community and the ease of getting outdoors.
So you’ve got ready access to experienced staff whatever your business.
Lower Hutt is within a 40 minute commute to a regional workforce of 180,000. This is made possible by New Zealand’s best commuter services, including rail, bus and ferry.
With WelTec and the Open Polytechnic located in Lower Hutt, and Massey and Victoria Universities just 15 minutes away, we have a highly skilled workforce. Find out how we can help you find staff.
Award winners work here
The Hutt Valley has a wealth of talented business people who have been recognised for their achievements.
Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards
The Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards are hosted annually by Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated.
Hutt City Council is proud to sponsor the Hospitality and Tourism section of the awards categories. This year's Hospitality and Tourism accolades went to:
- Blue Carrot Catering (winner)
- Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club
- Queen of Jackson
- Sweet Vanilla Kitchen
Congratulations to Tekron International Limited, which was named supreme business of the year for 2016.
For more information on this year's nominees and winners, please visit the awards website.
Globally connected and locally sourced
It’s easy to move goods and people in and out of Lower Hutt.
It’s a quick trip to work for your staff locally or from around the region. Full bus and rail services offer easy commuting from other cities in the region, and there's ample car parking.
You can tap in to railway links heading north and south. Road transport has the option of heading straight up State Highway 2 or connecting with State Highway 1. You’re only 15 minutes from the regional port which offers domestic and international sea freighting services, and 30 minutes from Wellington International Airport.
We’ve got quality broadband and wireless services to connect to the world.
Pertronic Industries moves its products around New Zealand and exports to Australia and China. They find their Hutt location ideal. “There’s very little congestion here,” says Pertronic Managing Director David Percy. “Couriers and trucks can get in and out of Wingate without any problem, whether they are heading for the airport in Wellington or taking freight north to Auckland.”
Quotable Value's international head office based in Petone considers their location ideal. “There are so many things we take for granted because we have the ability to just go down the road and get it direct. Our printers are just over the road, cafes are a walk away and Wellington's just 10 minutes drive if we need to meet customers in town.”