The Road Ahead : April May 2007
FEATURES Getting mobile RACQ's mobile business centre is ready to help in times of need. STORY BELINDA PETERS Since its launch in August last year, RACQ's mobile business centre has been busy touring the state fulfilling its role as a self-sufficient branch office on wheels. It will soon be even busier, with a hectic 12-month schedule that will see the mobile business centre visit ever y major regional show across Queensland, as well as shopping centres throughout the state. According to RACQ distribution network executive manager Glenn Toms, the purpose-built unit is an impor tant asset to the Club, providing an effective way to reach and ser ve members statewide. "The mobile business centre's primar y purpose is to assist in times of disaster, as it's capable of being deployed vir tually anywhere in Queensland within 24 hours," Mr Toms said. "It is a fully functioning branch office and carries its own high-speed satellite communication system, generates its own electricity and carries its own water supply. "When it's not needed for disaster work, the vehicle tours the state giving RACQ members a chance to view the state- of-the-ar t set-up, while accessing information about RACQ products and ser vices." Mr Toms said the mobile business centre's recent two-week tour of nor th Queensland received a tremendous response from people who knew only too well the effects of natural disasters. "People were impressed by the look and the functionality of the centre and were comfor ted by the fact that if a natural disaster hits, we're there," Mr Toms said. To find out where and when the mobile business centre will be visiting a town near you, check out the Club's website, racq.com. 18 APR/MAY 07 The MBC can be deployed within 24 hours.
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