Business Strategy

We advise local businesses on strategy, helping them with everything from growth plans and cash-flow forecasts to support with funding applications. We also provide in-house training, tailored to the specific requirements of your operation, which are ideal for up-skilling your entire team and which can cover anything from health and safety, leadership and conflict resolution to team development, professional selling and effective communication skills.


Advice and Consultancy

Members of The Chamber are able to access a wide range of business strategy advice and information from our experienced advisers.

For more information email Shirley van Waveren or call 03 335 3186.


Training and Development

Public and in-house training courses on leadership and supervision, strategic business planning and maximising your business for the future. 

Learn more about courses at The Chamber. 


Resources (samples and guides)

The Chamber has over 100 resources, free to members, covering all aspects of business operation. In particular the business strategy resources cover the following areas:

  • Change management
  • Crisis mangement/Disaster recovery
  • Strategic Planning

Visit our Business Strategy resource page to access sample documents and quick guides.


Business Assessments

The Chamber is a Regional Business Partner and a first point of contact for businesses to access business assistance in Canterbury. Regional Business Partners are responsible for the delivery of specialist services, support and funding to enhance business capability and grow business investment in research and development. The Chamber is responsible for assessing local businesses and directing them to courses, advisors, information and other public and private services that meet their particular development needs and may be partially funded via a Business Capability Voucher. For more information visit our Capability Assessment page, or email Shirley van Waveren.


Grants and Funding

The Chamber is the Technology Regional Business Partner for Canterbury. The New Zealand government offers a full range of co-funding assistance designed to encourage improvement in the capability of existing businesses. The grants are administered through Callaghan Innovation and are focused on improving growth, innovation and research and development. To learn more visit our Technology Regional Business Partner page, or email Rob Lawrence.

Global Expert is a subsidised Government service committed to assisting businesses with locating technology experts and expertise through connections with national and international research organisations and consultants. Global Expert can connect companies to experts who can assist with market-related or technical challenges. To learn more visit our Global Expert page, or email Rob Lawrence.

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