Welcome to new Portage Licensing Trust representative: Pam Nuttall
The Portage Licensing Trust welcomed new Elected Member, Pam Nuttall, to its team following a by-election in the New Lynn ward.
Pam is a senior lecturer at AUT University Law School, with two decades experience lecturing commercial, contract, company and employment law, as well as significant community involvement.
Pam has volunteered with a range of community and women’s groups and believes strongly in the community having control of The Trusts, their assets and commercial operations.
She is excited about her new role and believes her blend of business knowledge and community experience will bring a fresh perspective to The Trusts, particularly as they continue to review their hospitality offerings and determine how they give back more to the local community.
Portage Licensing Trust Chairman Ross Clow welcomed Nuttall to the role, saying “Pam will be a strong local voice for the New Lynn community, particularly as we give back $2 million this year and head towards a target of giving back $5 million a year by 2020.”
Portage Licensing Trust is community-owned and has responsibility for alcohol sales in West Auckland in retail outlets and bars, alongside the Waitakere Licensing Trust, collectively well known locally as The Trusts. Together, they give back millions of dollars from alcohol and hospitality sales, including through the Million Dollar Mission, which sees local community groups, schools and charities receive vital support for their work.
The Trusts operate West Liquor and Village Wine and Spirits, as well as a range of modern hospitality outlets across West Auckland including iTi in Titirangi, The Good Home in Henderson and Bricklane in New Lynn, with more coming soon. The hospitality scene in West Auckland is becoming more vibrant, with new outlets by The Trusts and others adding to this wide range of local choices.