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Work-Rite Limited has been formed as a Training and Consultancy Service, initially specialising within the fields of Loss Prevention for Retail Clients, and Licensing requirements for premises and businesses bound by the conditions of the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012.
Work-Rite is a new company which provides professional training packages and consultancy services. Within the initial setup months this will occur through a two-pronged approach.
Loss Prevention – Training and consultancy service to prevent the incidents and effects of retail crime on businesses
Alcohol – Consultation and training in specific requirements of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 for businesses and organisations that require compliance to operate.
Work-Rite was founded by Eden Sewell (Dip.Pol) who started the company after a lengthy career with the New Zealand Police spanning almost 17 years.
During time with Police he became a Police trainer in public order, baton instruction and a qualified Alcohol Harm Reduction Officer.
He was promoted to Sergeant after 6 years and spent the next 10 leading a front- line section. Experience in CIB and the Armed Offenders Squad coupled with planning and deploying to significant operations like Rugby World Cup and Rugby 7’s tournaments provided unique experience in large event planning and management.
Time spent as the Liquor Licencing Sergeant for Hawkes Bay also groomed a strong knowledge of the sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
This platform provided extensive experience in prosecuting through the Licensing Authority for breaches of Liquor Licenses.
To round off an exciting career he also gained experience in district court as the Police Prosecutor.
Each day the growing trend of retail crime and alcohol fuelled offences could be seen consistently rising in frequency and the resources to deal with the issues not effectively in place.
Recognising the need came from being a front-line Police Sergeant and noticing that dealing with the incidents after the offence had occurred was the ‘ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’ scenario, with little effect in both saving the costs, or deterring the offenders.
More focus on the prevention of the offence than the detection of it is where Work-Rite specialises.
Work-Rite Mission Statement:
“To bring alternative options and revised practices empowering individuals and businesses to prevent profit loss and alcohol related harm in New Zealand.”
“To become New Zealand’s leading provider for training and consultancy services. To create an environment where business owners and event organisers can trust the delivery and content to reduce retail crime, alcohol and security related pitfalls.”