Business Services

Connect and Grow with CEDA’s Regional Business Partner Network Team

About the Regional Business Partner Network

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

CEDA has an expert team of Business Growth Advisors who work across the Manawatu-Whanganui region, helping businesses of all sizes and in different sectors to grow.

CEDA’s team of expert and objective Business Growth Advisors are here to help you achieve your business growth goals with the Regional Business Partner Network.  

When you’re working in a business, it’s not always easy to identify the pressure points, know how to streamline or improve processes, or think about long-term strategic planning, among other challenges you may face in the day to day running of a business. That’s where we can help.

When you first meet with a CEDA Business Growth Advisor, they’ll help to identify the challenges, needs and opportunities of your business. Then, they’ll point you in the right direction of what tools, connections, training, or development will suit you best. This may be training for business planning, marketing, finance, human resources, business systems, staff management, export development and more.

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.

First, you’ll need to have a discovery meeting with a CEDA Business Growth Advisor, and your business must also meet these criteria:

  • Have 50 or fewer FTEs
  • Be GST registered in New Zealand
  • Be currently trading in a commercial environment
  • Is a privately owned or Maori trust or incorporation or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership
  • Demonstrate a willingness and capacity to grow

As a first step, we’ll need you to register through the Regional Business Partner Network below, and then one of CEDA’s Business Growth advisors will be in touch.

Connect with us here.

CEDA is the Regional Business Partner (RBP) for the Manawatu-Whanganui region, and works with Callaghan InnovationNew 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.