Regional Business Partners

Regional Business Partners help New Zealand businesses maximise their contributions to New Zealand’s international growth. The Regional Business Partners programme makes it easier for businesses to access early stage support that may be available.

The Regional Business Partner network is supported by NZTE and Callaghan Innovation, the Crown entity charged with accelerating commercialisation of innovation by firms in New Zealand. The network is made up of 14 Regional Business Partners around New Zealand.

The Regional Business Partners have specialist business advisors who are available to meet with businesses and work with business owners and/or key managers to identify needs and opportunities to grow the business.

The business advisors can provide advice, information, referrals and connections to ANY business seeking support for their growth journey.

The Otago Chamber of Commerce is an OTAGO Regional Business Partner. So if you are a business seeking advice and support to help you grow, get in touch with the Chamber on 03 479 0181 or email biz@otagochamber.co.nz and have a conversation about where to next.

NZTE Capability Development Vouchers

If you have aspirations to grow your business you might also be eligible for an NZTE Capability Development Voucher, which is offered through the Regional Business Partners network.

NZTE Capability Development Vouchers are available to businesses to use as partial payment towards the cost of capability development and training in the following areas: Business Planning, Business Systems, Business Sustainability, Capital Raising, Export, Finance, Governance, Lean Manufacturing/ Business Operations, Managing Resources, and Marketing.

For further information please contact the Otago Chamber of Commerce biz@otagochamber.co.nz