IT Services and Refurbished Computers
Carol Paterson is known as the ‘Computer Lady’ in Reefton, where she is the go-to person for computer inquiries.
Support from DWC is helping her business, Reefton Tech Services (RTS), fill a need for local, affordable and reliable IT services. RTS also offers refurbished desktop and laptop computers at an affordable price throughout the West Coast.
Carol has a background in community work and social development. Her business idea had its origins at the local charity 'Who Cares House', where she provided free IT troubleshooting services for locals. Carol has now turned her passion, and much needed services, into a formal business. She has also employed a local computer technician to help grow the business.
“Living and working in a small rural community ticks all the boxes for me, and although a business needs to make a profit, this business is seriously socially responsible,” she says.
Carol has a long family connection to the Coast.
“There is coal in my blood. My maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jane Young, was born at Denniston in 1899.”
Carol is passionate about Reefton and its future and, in her own way, is making a valuable contribution to the local economy.
“With support from DWC, the future is looking bright for RTS. We can now confidently move forward with our planned future vision,” she says.
“This includes; public access to a computer suite, computer training, product sales and services, all housed in accessible premises.”
For more details contact:
Reefton Tech Services