Dear Guest

There's a real buzz in the air at the moment with so much happening across the District. The Waimakariri Winter Festival is a classic case of the towns of the Waimakariri working together to showcase the District's event and retailers over a one week period. And the amazing number of votes that have already been cast in the North Canterbury Business Awards People's Choice Award shows the passion and support of our local community. So whether you're casting a vote, shopping at our local retailers or heading out to a fabulous local event, let's all get out and show our support this winter.  

Read on for the latest in new business arrivals and innovation as well as ENC's exciting application for a proposed North Canterbury cycle trail. And please don't forget our upcoming events - the ENC Networking Function and the Accelerator Business Growth Series

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

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Business Training & Events


This exclusive programme will give you the skills you need to grow your business wisely and increase your profit. 

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Join the legendary Chris Benn as he takes you through a hands-on physical demonstration of continual improvement techniques. Transform your business with this popular workshop.
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Come and have a drink and a chat, and hear all about the Waimakariri District Development Strategy 2048 and the Draft Kaiapoi Town Centre Plan.
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Do you have a gap in your business knowledge? Book your space then we find the expert who has the answers to your question and you meet them for a free 40 minute Q&A. Easy!
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In Other News

  • The Hurunui District Council will soon be consulting on the Proposed Three Waters Services Bylaw and Proposed Backflow Prevention Policy. The Three Waters Services Bylaw proposes to comprehensively manage the water supply network, stormwater network, wastewater network and trade waste. The Backflow Prevention Policy proposes to manage the risk of backflow to the Council’s water supply network. As a business owner these proposals could potentially affect you. Keep an eye out for consultation starting soon. 

  • National Party Leader Simon Bridges will be visiting the Rangiora A&P Showgrounds Centre on Tuesday, July 17th as part of his Connecting with Communities Roadshow. View the details here >>

  • Business forecasting and financial modelling has been shown to help boost income and reduce risks. The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has created this step-by-step guide to help business owners create a financial model. Get the guide here >>

  • The Sustainable Business Network has produced a free guide to help businesses better manage their waste services. Click here for more information and to download the guide. 

  • Do you know when to give a customer a refund, repair or replacement? This handy quiz from MBIE provides the answers to some tricky situations. A great tool for business owners and consumers alike. Start the quiz here >>

ENC Sponsor Profile

A long-standing sponsor of the ENC Business Centre, Research First is a full service market research and commercial insights agency, serving the North Canterbury business community. The team at Research First have extensive experience working with customer-centric organisations on brand awareness, customer experience programmes, customer satisfaction and service optimisation projects and are a respected provider of social policy research and evaluation services to local and central Government departments. Research First is more than a full service market agency. 


Your Online Tip

Social Media Advertising 101
Moving into social media advertising can be overwhelming and confusing. This in depth article from the experts at Hootsuite walks you through all the different options and who is using what platform so you can figure out the best advertising option to maximise your budget. 
Read the full article here >>

Business Service Partners

Offering a range of business related courses from their Rangiora and Christchurch campuses, as well as online, Ara Institute of Canterbury can grow your skills as an owner or manager, and enhance the ability of your staff to provide the best service possible for your customers. 

Get in touch with Ara Institute of Canterbury today for more information on their local educational opportunities.

Next Level Tradie

You're a great tradie. You just need to nail the business side. Daniel Fitzpatrick of Next Level Tradie is a trades specialist business coach and consultant who can help you increase profit and win back 30 hours a week. 

Contact Next Level Tradie  to get your trades business sorted >>

About Business Service Partners

We work with all of our business service partners to promote their services and connect them with relevant clients via promotion in our newsletter and website, through our popular ‘Talk with the Experts’ sessions and via direct introductions. If you would like to find out more about becoming a business service partner, please contact Miles Dalton.


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Large Animal Technician
Rangiora Vet Centre
A full-time, fixed-term position which you will be delivering a top level of service to our loyal clients and further developing the dairy side of the business.

Class 4/5 Driver
Elevate Talent
Our client is growing in the civil construction sector and is looking for a driver who would like to be part of a friendly, supportive, hardworking team.


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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
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