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.
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