About Us Info

The Crate is the brainchild of Dean Payn and Ray Lu.

Welcome to The Crate! We’re excited to bring you a brand new and solution to shared office space in Auckland’s North Shore. Our Vision is to provide a service that exceeds your expectations; offering an innovative working environment, with the highest quality of service available. We’ve made it our business to pay attention to the details of your working requirements. We take the hassle out of setting up so that you’re free to start taking care of business.

The shared office space that we’ve created is quite simply, very very cool! It’s one of a kind, interior design was heaps of fun to come up with, and the result is a modern, funky working environment that brightens your mood, and increases productivity everyday.

We aim to deliver creative business synergy, offering you a platform from which you can effectively work your business and expand your revenue. We’d love you to join us here at The Crate. While you enjoy working from this environment; the services that we have put together for you will benefit your business, adding value to the public profile of your company.

perfect for innovation, inspiration and enterprise.

Office Manager & Directors

Meet the people behind the idea

Chantelle Tally

Chantelle Tally Van Zyl

“Chantelle is The Office Manager at The Crate. She is very passionate about people, creating a great community. She will help you with all the inquiries at The Crate.”

Dean Payn

Dean Payn

“DEAN PAYN IS A VISIONEER, MOTIVATOR, AND SALES ACTIVATOR. HE POSSESSES NOT ONLY THE BIG-PICTURE-THINKING AND CREATIVE IDEAS TO HELP CLIENTS AIM HIGHER, BUT ALSO THE COMMITMENT TO MAKE SURE OUTSTANDING RESULTS ARE ACHIEVED. PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING AN INNOVATIVE AND PRODUCTIVE SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO COME WORK, LEARN AND INTERACT WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE.”

He gained solid insights into sales and marketing from 14 years spent in executive roles at not-for-profit charity City Impact, where he headed up the fundraising, marketing, PR and HR departments. Dean took this experience into his next role as General Manager of Auckland-based marketing agency Ultimo Group, and used it to increase sales by 150% in just his first year. This lead to Dean launching his own business – Online Results. Continuing with new business ventures Dean continues to surprise us with his innovative and successful attitude to business and life.

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Ray Lu

Ray Lu

“I am fascinated with custom software solution design & development. I have delivered several interesting and large scale software solutions, also helped several start-ups create unique profitable software products.”

Founder of Industry Connect & Software & Testing Training Manager at Datacom and mentor of Central Station Software, Ray has 16 years of software development and delivered solutions for TXNZ – Air NZ, Mediaworks, The Radio Network & LHD(USA)
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Partners

The Crate has prominent connections in the industry, working with some of the most exciting and influential companies in New Zealand, such as Online Results, Aimy Plus and Central Station Software.

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