Business in North Canterbury

Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) is the economic development agency for North Canterbury. ENC works alongside businesses and people to develop an innovative and prosperous region. We offer training, networking functions, free assessments of business skills, job search and often have several specific on going projects dealing with broadband, agribusiness, district promotions and much more.

North Canterbury Business Awards Winners 2014

Congratulations to The Learning Staircase on being the Supreme Business Award Winner for 2014 and huge congratulations to all the winners, runner ups and entrants. The full list of winners is now available but check back early next week for more details and who are the runners up. 

Champion Canterbury Business Awards - Greystone Wines

 Greystone Wines, North Canterbury

Fresh from their success at the North Canterbury Business Awards, Greystone Wines have been names winners in the small enterprise producer / manufacturer at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards. Rangoira Bakery was a finalist in the medium / large enterprise producer / manufacturer. Congratulations to both Greystone Wines and Rangiora Bakery.

Latest Infometric and CAM Reports

Current Local Business Confidence

The latest Infometrics for the Waimakariri economy is available with several key points highlighted while the Hurunui District Council has now formally adopted its Annual Plan (July 2013 - June 2014)

The latest Commerical Accommodation Monitor (CAM) report is also available for both districts.

Recently ENC sought the views of a range of businesses in North Canterbury on the economic situation they face.

Please read the full update prepared by Heike Lulay, the Senior Policy Analyst at the Waimakariri District Council.

For your interest past surveys are also available

Waimakariri Visitor Market Research

Enterprise North Canterbury (which operates Visit Waimakariri) and the Waimakariri District Council jointly funded research into the domestic day and overnight markets to North Canterbury. Over 400 Christchurch residents were surveyed, including a group of migrants.

This research will enable Visit Waimakariri to formulate a visitor strategy going forward and identify gaps in our promotion and target markets. Download a copy of the Research.

 Business Attraction - Where Business Belongs

The Town Centres of Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus Town and Oxford have had town centre strategies adopted that set out the vision, key themes and specific strategy actions.

ENC has also developed a helpful guide for businesses considering the Waimakariri as an option - Where Business Belongs can be downloaded or contact us to post you a copy.

ENC Business Partners

ENC has developed a Business Partnership with Business Service Providers who are offering their skills and expertise to those in North Canterbury. Currently we are featuring the following trusted partners: -

Career Steps

 Career Steps 
Linzi Ebbage-Thomas and Rob Bishop combine to offer more than forty years’ experience supporting people and organisations in identifying effective human resource solutions. More information on Career Steps >>


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