ENC Business Centre is a new space for the business community of North Canterbury to collaborate, innovate and inspire creativity and the first of its kind in North Canterbury.

The Centre is designed to allow you to tap into ENC's services, support and resources while taking advantage of the flexibility that comes with online bookings, the accessibility of our meeting rooms and board/training rooms and the efficiency of having all our enterprising activities under one roof.  

If you want to know more about why we are launching the Business Centre and what it means for you and your business, please read our FAQs, or contact us directly.

The new business centre will offer exceptional facilities including: -

  • Professional meetings spaces
  • The best broadband connection in North Canterbury
  • Free data for business when you book a room/nook area
  • All levels of business support (advice, training, networking)
  • A "go to" place for all businesses

The establishment of the ENC Business Centre would not have been possible without the support and sponsorship of numerous people and organisations. MainPower (corporate) BDO and Spark (silver) and our bronze level sponsors; EziLawn, Ezi-Breeze, Hazeldine Constuction, Hellers, Men at Work, Deans Auto Electric and Amberley Electrical, Total Drainage & Excavation, and PCL

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.

Enterprise North Canterbury Board Meet with Hon Steven Joyce

Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) recently had the opportunity to talk local economic development with the Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development.  

Joyce was hosted by local MP, Matt Doocey.  Doocey was interested to see how the Government can work with ENC to support both traditional industries such as farming and growth sectors such as ICT in the region.


Cheviot Gets Free Wi-fi

Cheviot has become the second North Canterbury town to offer free wi-fi as part of an initiative started by Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) earlier this year.   ENC has worked closely with the Cheviot Promotion Association to bring accessible wi-fi to the main street.


Latest Infometric and CAM Reports

Current Local Business Confidence

The latest Infometrics for the Waimakariri economy is available with several key points highlighted.

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

In May ENC sought the views of a range of businesses in North Canterbury on the economic & labour market situation.

Please read the update prepared by ENC and BDM.

For your interest past surveys are also available.


ENC District Promotions

 Kaiapoi i-SITE at Night. Aaron Campbell took this image in 2014

ENC operates the Kaiapoi i-SITE and has the Visit Waimakariri WDC promotional contract. The Kaiapoi i-Site provides expert local knowledge and can also help you with bookings for accommodation, activities and travel within New Zealand.

Visit Waimakariri promotes our unspoiled district to the domestic and international traveller. They also produce the very extensive and popular Waimakariri Events calendar that showcase some of the 550 events held annually in the Waimak.