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Meet Wellings Planning Consultants
Posted: Apr 29, 2016

Get to know the people behind your favourite places & spaces in downtown Burlington! We’ll be introducing you to a new owner & business each and every month.

This week, meet Glenn, Nancy & Monica, owners of Wellings Planning Consultants Inc.

  1. Why did you start/open this business?

Glenn: “Nancy and I had the same career path; we both have come from planning and development at the municipal level. Nancy was with the Region of Halton, and I was at the Region as well as Town of Halton Hills. It was a natural progression for us to come together at Wellings Planning Consultants.”

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. (i.e. What is your unique offering?) 

Nancy:  “We’re the best!”

Glenn: [laughs] “Yes we are! We’re a boutique, hands on planning consultancy with an extensive knowledge of Burlington and Halton Region, and the intricacies of what’s required from a land planning and development perspective”.

  1. When did you open your business in Downtown Burlington? 
    Monday, March 7th 2016
  1. What made you choose Downtown Burlington? 

Glenn: “It is close to home. We had been working out of my house since 2005, and we reached a point where we needed more space, and an office that was separate from where I was living.”

  1. What are the biggest benefits of having your business located in the downtown Burlington core? 

“Being close to amenities and being able to walk to work. Nancy and I can both walk to work, and Monica, our office Manager, is just up in Waterdown, so we’re all close by.”

  1. What other downtown businesses do you frequent and do business with?

Glenn: “We’ve had quite a few turbos from Tamp, and a few coffees from Starbucks. We enjoy the restaurants downtown as well.”

Nancy: “I love Son of a Peach – their pizzas are amazing! Fairhome is also a fun store to wander around in, there’s some beautiful stuff in there.”

  1. What special events do you have coming up in 2016 that you would like the BDBA to promote and/or publish on our website and social media outlets? N/A
  1. Tell us about your staff and/or a loyal employee and/or a special customer who has made a difference to you and your business. N/A
  1. If you had a piece of advice for our new businesses, to help them succeed, what would it be?

“Support each other downtown. And get out and network.”

  1. What is your favourite band? 

Glenn: “U2, oh and the Cult is at Sound of Music this year, that’s going to be great.”

Nancy: “I’ve started liking new-country lately, my kids look at me like I’m crazy, but it’s really good … I also really like the Eagles … and Maroon Five!”

Monica: “I usually end up listening to whatever my kids are listening to. I really like Hedley.”



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