Publish date: 15/03/2022

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has welcomed a new Early Response Work Broker to their North Canterbury team.

Nigel Davis has recently joined the Early Response team at MSD, working to help people at risk of job loss. The team supports businesses to retrain and retain staff by delivering prompt supports tailored to people’s needs.

“Early Response works alongside communities to build and strengthen relationships and identify opportunities to enable and support early intervention,” explains Nigel, who comes from a recruitment background.

Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) Chief Executive Heather Warwick says ENC welcomes the appointment and will be working closely with Nigel.

“As the economic development agency for North Canterbury, ENC works hard to support our local businesses and their employees. We will be working very closely with Nigel to achieve our shared outcomes in this area, and we look forward to the value and support Nigel will bring to our local businesses.”

Businesses that are in need of support with retaining staff, or organisations that can provide early response to businesses or individuals can contact Nigel on 029 909 3714 or

For other business support enquiries please contact Enterprise North Canterbury: