Business Growth (RBP Programme)

The Chamber is proud to be your local Regional Business Partner within the national Regional Business Partner network. The Regional Business Partner Network provides an invaluable resource for New Zealand businesses through information and support to help you achieve successful growth across your business goals.

Whether your business is looking for guidance, or is focused on building capability and growth, there are resources and support available through The Regional Business Partner programme designed to help you.

If you are a business seeking advice and support to help you grow our Regional Business Partner Growth Advisors can meet with you for a free business assessment to take a birds-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the resources and experts so you can find the right support to build capability and grow.


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Talk to our Business Growth Advisors to find out more about how the Regional Business Partner network can support your growth aspirations.

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Jason MacRae Business Growth Advisor - Selwyn and Mid Canterbury
email [email protected] | phone 027 576 0771
John Hamilton Business Growth Advisor
email [email protected] | phone 027 275 4190

Miho Tanaka Gumpp Business Growth Advisor
email [email protected] | phone 027 268 5215 

Barbara Bately Business Growth Advisor
email [email protected] | phone 03 740 3941

Daniel Thomson 
Business Growth Advisor
email [email protected] | phone 027 4411 528


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 a local Regional Business Partner for Callaghan Innovation, The Chamber’s Miho Tanaka Gumpp and Barbara Bately 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.