We have Business Growth Advisors dedicated to helping you succeed.

We’ll help to identify the problems, needs and opportunities you will face. We'll get you the right tools, connections, training or development to get you to the next stage of your business' growth. We have Regional Business Partners services specifically to support you.

Regional Business Partners (RBP) network

The RBP network connects with Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Business Mentors New Zealand to provide services, tools, and connections to training and development to support the growth of businesses in our region.

If you identify as a Maori business, we can connect you with specific support, organisations and training and development programmes designed to establish, support and grow Maori businesses and the economy.


It all starts with a conversation with our Business Growth Advisor

This free service is delivered in partnership with CEDA, Business Mentors New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation.

Funding available

After meeting with an Advisor you may be eligible for a Capability Development Voucher, where up to 50% of the cost of your training and development is met through the RBP programme. For voucher funding your business must meet these criteria:

1.      Have 50 or fewer FTEs

2.     Be GST registered in New Zealand

3.     Be currently trading in a commercial environment

4.     Is a privately owned or Māori trust or incorporation or similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership

5.     Demonstrate a willingness and capacity to grow

Let us help your business grow

About Whanganui & Partners

We work to promote Whanganui as a destination to live, visit, work, study and invest. Our activities also include supporting new and existing businesses, bringing events to Whanganui and providing the latest economic data, analysis and commentary on the Whanganui district.

Our Partners

Our relationships form an intrinsic part of our culture and how we work as an organisation. Along with our partners, we help with the facilitation of guidance or expertise. We lead in consultation with a range of partners and stakeholders and work with them to realise the full potential of Whanganui.

Our partnerships lead to better outcomes for our businesses and community.

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