Dear Guest

This month the ENC Board will farewell our long-serving Chairman, Nick Harris. Nick has been on the ENC Board for a decade and in that time has made a significant contribution to the development of our organisation through his support, nous and entrepreneurial flair. Nick, we would like to thank you for all that you have done during your time on the ENC Board and wish you all the very best for your future endeavours.

In other ENC news, Visit Waimakariri attended TRENZ this month for the first time ever, with very positive results. Well done to Elizabeth, Janine and Gwen from Visit Waimakariri and the Kaiapoi i-SITE for pulling it all together and showing off our region to the world. 

And finally, despite mixed results in the latest Business Opinion Survey North Canterbury businesses continue to forge ahead with new operations, investments and milestones. Read on for more on what the local business community has been up to. 

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

Business Headlines

Business Updates & Advice

  • Our very own Elizabeth Pitcorn of Visit Waimakariri and Gwen Creek from the Kaiapoi i-SITE Visitor Information Centre attended New Zealand's largest international tourism showcase, TRENZ, last week in Rotorua. They met with a large number of tourist and visitor agencies from around the world and reported a high level of interest in the Waimakariri District. Great work, team!

  • Applications are now open for the 2019 Westpac Business Growth Grants. If your business has been operating successfully (with a turnover of anywhere up to $10 million) and you’ve got a plan to grow it, then a Westpac Business Growth Grant could help you reach your goal. As well as the winning grant, there are some amazing prizes up for grabs. Find out more or apply here >>

Business Training & Events

Don't miss the ever-popular Supervising & Managing OthersFocusing on practical techniques you can implement immediately, this course is for first time managers/supervisors, or established managers looking to refresh their skills and focus.
Book your spot now! 

Do you spend your time fighting fires and acting reactively as your business grows? In Management Systems for Growing Businesses you will discover effective management systems to ensure you are in a position to drive your business forward.
Find out more or book here >> 

In Other News

ENC Sponsor Profile
Based in Kaiapoi, ENC Bronze Sponsor Misco Joinery specialises in the production of quality kitchens, from design to manufacture. From their showroom and factory on Williams Street in Kaiapoi, Misco Joinery provides high quality materials and accessories at the best price. Their state of the art factory is the largest automated plant in the South Island and houses two CNC machines which label, cut and drill all the cabinetry using a CAD drawing and optimising programme. Misco is also home to the largest solar panel system in Canterbury, following the recent unveiling of their new roof-top system.

Your Online Tip

How to Use Google My Business
Google My Business is a free, easy-to-use tool that every business should be using. If you're not sure what it does or how to set it up, check out this handy article by the Hootsuite team, How to Use Google My Business to Get More Customers.

Business Service Partners

Compass South

As a Business Success Partner at Compass South, Peter Lawry combines a diverse skill-base with an acute, analytical business mind and excellent communication skills to assist business owners in growing more profitable, more time-efficient, self-sustaining businesses. If you're looking for some direction in your business, get in touch with Peter at Compass South today, or check out the video we recently created with Peter where he imparts his knowledge on starting a new business.



Coast to Coast Investigations

With 18 years in business and a substantial community involvement, Richard and Robyn Hoekstra of Coast to Coast Investigations can advise and tailor a security, legal or debt collection solution, whatever your needs. They pride themselves on taking your security seriously, so that you can be sure you are looked after by the best. Find out what services Coast to Coast Investigations offer, or get in touch with them today >> 



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