Dear Guest

We are very excited to be offering our pre-eminent annual course, the Accelerator Business Growth Series. Starting on the 20th of August, this course offers local business owners an exclusive opportunity to work with leading business advisors from BDO on developing a growth strategy and increasing profit. Past participants rate this course highly. If you are interested, I encourage you to find out more or sign up here. Also, email our Business Growth Advisor Guy Graham to find out if you can receive up to 50% off the cost of this course through the funding we recently secured from NZTE 

Our second Networking Evening of the year is taking place next week at Waipara Hills Winery, kindly sponsored by Corcoran French Lawyers. With spaces filling fast, grab yours now and join us for an evening of networking and information, and a glass of local wine. See you there.

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

Networking Function - Last Chance to Register

The second ENC Networking Function of the year is taking place on Wednesday, July 24th. Sponsored by Corcoran French Lawyers and held at Waipara Hills Winery, this event promises a relaxed evening of traditional and speed networking, informative speakers and the chance to chat with old and new contacts over a glass of local wine.
Registrations close Monday, so secure your space today >>

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Business Updates & Advice

  • HR, recruitment and OHS consultancy JOYN has signed on as ENC's latest Bronze Sponsor. We would like to thank JOYN, a past Business Service Partner at ENC, for their continued support and partnership. 

  • Starting out and not sure which business structure is right for you? Check out this handy tool from MBIE which will help you choose your business structure with three quick questions.  

  • Another handy resource from MBIE that we recently discovered is the Hiring Your First Employee guide, including tips on when to hire, how to hire, staff types and checking references. Check it out if you're thinking of hiring your first employee. 

  • The Government recently announced a boost for R&D funding for companies that are yet to make a profit. Read the full article here >> 

  • Entries are now open for the 2019 NZI Rural Women New Zealand Business Awards. Find out more or submit your entry here >>

Business Training & Events

Learn how to create a simple and straight forward social media strategy for your business to ensure effective results from your activity. Presented by Aleisha Duncan of Rebel Influence. Book this essential workshop today >> 

Discover how to develop a sustainable growth strategy for your business without sacrificing your work/life balance. Presented by ANZ's legendary business training guru, Stephen Caunter. Secure your spot now >>

In Other News

  • A huge congratulations to ENC Business Service Partner Saunders Robinson Brown for picking up the New Zealand Gender Diverse Organisation of the Year Award at the recent Women in Governance Awards. What a great accolade!

  • ENC Business Service Partner North Canterbury Business Services has moved from its Woodend base into a new office in Conway Lane, Rangiora. 

  • Good luck to CRAZE Fashion Boutique, who will be attending the RetailNZ Awards Ceremony in Auckland this month as one of three nationwide finalists in the People's Choice Award. Good luck Sherie!

  • We caught up with Eco Educate recently to discuss their Environment Canterbury Environmental Step Change Award win at the 2018 North Canterbury Business Awards. Hear what Lesley had to say here >> 

  • Congratulations to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa who recently picked up two awards at the World Luxury Spa Awards.

Welcome to...

A huge welcome from ENC to all of the new businesses operating in our region. 

  • McKeown Petroleum has opened a new petrol station at Waimak Junction in Kaiapoi.
  • Nails by Chantel and Hair by Julz are now operating side by side at 77 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.
  • Pams Pantry low cost, self-service supermarket opened recently in Amberley. 
  • We've only recently discovered NZULU. creating fabulous designer clothing in Oxford, available in store and online.
  • Kaiapoi-based Bloke & Co also sell their products online - high-end beard care products and gifts for the hirsute gentleman.
  • Soap Sisters have opened their doors in Oxford, creating a range of beautiful soaps.
  • Cheviot has welcomed new business Gifts & Finds, for all your giftware needs.
  • FLORA has started operating from the weekly Amberley Farmers' Market, selling their lovely grow kits.
  • Numi Fitness & Wellbeing are now up and running (literally!) in central Rangiora
  • And a belated welcome to Kakapo Linen of Rangiora and Nourish Body & Mind of Flaxton who have been flying under our radar for some time!

Did we forget anyone? Let us know!

ENC Sponsor Profile

ENC is proud to partner with Ray White Morris & Co Real Estate who are one of our Bronze Sponsors. Located in Rangiora, Pegasus, Christchurch and upstairs from ENC in the Kaiapoi Clocktower Building, Stuart, Claire and their team offer real estate sales and property management services throughout the region. With their progressive approach and unwavering passion for their industry, the award-winning team at Ray White Morris & Co can guide you every step of the way in your property journey. Contact Ray White Morris & Co Real Estate today >>

For some it's the location, for others, the ease of doing business, the sense of community or the amazing work/life balance. Whatever the reason, hundreds of business owners have chosen to set up and operate their businesses in the Waimakariri District. Each month we sit down with a local business owner to find out Why Waimakariri?

Why Waimakariri: Misco Joinery 

Working out of the Waimakariri District has been a long-held goal for Misco Joinery owners Michael Chernishoff and Glenn Colenso. Find out what drew them to Kaiapoi and how the move has seen their business flourish >> 


Your Online Tip

Social Media Contest Ideas
Thinking of running a contest on social media but not sure how to do it? This fun blog post from Hootsuite profiles over 20 creative social media contests that have worked for other businesses, to inspire and direct your own social contest.

Business Service Partners

Next Level Tradie
You're a great tradie. You just need to nail the business side. That's where Daniel from Next Level Tradie comes in.  As a trades specialist business coach and consultant, he helps tradies like you get your head around the business side of things so you can increase profit and win back your weekends. Get in touch with Next Level Tradie today to find out more >> 
Muritai Group
To grow a business, your marketing needs to work harder than ever before. You need the right combination of smart strategy, deep understanding of your end buyer and a brand story that opens all the right doors. Muritai Group is a marketing, branding and communications agency based in Christchurch that offers all of this and more. Get in touch with Muritai Group today to discuss all your marketing needs >> 

About Business Service Partners 

All of our Business Service Partners are carefully vetted businesses who provide excellent services to North Canterbury businesses. We are proud to be associated with our Business Service Partners, all of whom have a proven track record in servicing local businesses. If you would like to talk about becoming an ENC Business Service Partner please download our Business Services Package or contact our Business Support Manager Miles Dalton.

Book Your Next Business Event

The ENC Business Centre in central Kaiapoi offers a modern, spacious, purpose-built conference room ideal for your next meeting, training or social function:
  • Full day: $295+GST
  • Half day: $195+GST
  • 2 Hours: $95+GST