Tech entrepreneur relocates business to Tauranga


Electronics engineer James Graham left South Africa to settle in Tauranga in 2008, driven out by increasing violence and the desire to have his young children grow up in a better environment.

Andrew Coker, chief executive of Tauranga economic development agency Priority One, said it had been a pleasure working with Mr Graham when he was assessing Tauranga as a location.

“He reflects exactly the sort of entrepreneur we are working to attract here.

“He’s extremely innovative and was quick to lock on to local resources such as the engineering graduates out of Waikato University. James gives back, and he has often been a reference point for other entrepreneurs considering locating here. He’s also worked with secondary school students through our Instep programme and has advocated for positive growth of the city.” More…

Originally written by David Porter for the Bay of Plenty Times, 27th Feb 2015