THE CHAMBER IS YOUR LOCAL REGIONAL BUSINESS PARTNER

The Regional Business Partner network is made up of 14 regional organisations around the country working in partnership with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation to help businesses grow and innovate. As the local Regional Business Partner for Canterbury, alongside ChristchurchNZ, we have specialist Growth Advisors available to help business owners and managers identify needs and opportunities to grow. We can connect eligible businesses to capability vouchers to build your business capability through training and workshops from expert providers. We can link you with business mentoring services including through Business Mentors New Zealand. As we can provide the right information on Research and Development funding, expertise, and programmes through Callaghan Innovation.

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BUSINESS CAPABILITY BUILDING

Talk to Jason, Shirley, or Jessie to find out more about how the Regional Business Partner network can support your growth aspirations.

We can help your business identify gaps and develop the capability to grow in key commercial areas like: business strategy and planning; finance, cashflow and accounting; governance; raising capital and investment; business structure; marketing and sales; product development strategy; team and culture; and business process improvement.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

If your business is thinking about developing new products, processes, or services, or you already have an ongoing R&D programme and need support to take it to the next level, you’re in the right place. As the local Regional Business Partners for Callaghan Innovation, the Chamber’s Rob Lawrence and Jessie Simkiss can help you accelerate your research and development projects to maximise your commercial return.

Through Callaghan Innovation, we can help you find innovation support in areas including: product design and development; investigating and protecting your intellectual property; accessing technical expertise; and accessing innovation skills-building programmes. We can also help you accelerate your R&D projects by accessing a range of R&D project grants, student grants, and growth grants.

Whether you are a backyard inventor or an established business, if you are a New Zealand registered company, get in touch to discuss how we can help you take your innovative concept to a commercial reality.

The Regional Business Partner Programme is supported by NZTE and Callaghan Innovation.