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The Enterprise North Canterbury team is compiled of highly skilled and experienced staff from a variety of backgrounds; many of the staff are also North Cantabrians and have a passion for their region.
Heather Warwick has been leading Enterprise North Canterbury since September 2003. She is responsible for supporting her high performing team and contributing to the economic wellbeing of North Canterbury community.
Heather has 20 years experience specialising in economic development and has gained her Graduate Diploma in Economic Development at AUT and is also a graduate of the Institute of Directors, Company Director Course.
Heather has a high level of business knowledge and experience from having owned seven businesses over 25 years including wholesale and retail franchise businesses.
Phone: 03 327 5736
Miles has spent years helping people to set up or grow their businesses, both within his role at ENC, but also in his past career where he has helped establish over 100 arts based businesses and 50 community enterprises.
Miles understands the passion that drives people to go out on their own and can help to focus that passion so that your business has the best chance of success. He is also an expert in identifying gaps in a business and finding solutions to fill those gaps.
He has a varied past himself, having been self employed as an actor and a plumber, and employed in the private sector as a zookeeper. He also worked for the government for many years as a community funder, a policy advisor and a senior business analyst.
Phone: 03 327 5732
Guy joined the ENC team in 2018, taking up the Business Growth Advisor role after a long background in the hospitality industry. Guy brings with him 10 years of experience as owner operator of a busy North Canterbury business. He has a passion for seeing businesses and their communities flourish.
Guy lives in Amberley with his wife Celine and two daughters, Maisie and Greta. He enjoys music, mountain biking, reading and walking.
Phone: 03 327 5733
Mel Skinner is joining the ENC team for 12 weeks from April 6th, 2020 as Business Support for Kaikoura during the COVID-19 situation.
Mel Skinner spent two years working with Kaikoura District Council managing Economic Recovery and Development after the Kaikoura earthquake and has vast experience in working with businesses during challenging times.
Mel has an extensive background in setting up multinational company operations in emerging economies across Africa and Caribbean. She has a broad HR background and managed seven offices for one of Australia’s leading engineering companies. Mel has completed a Master of Applied Law from the University of Queensland along with Commerce and Business degrees.
She currently runs a consulting business along with her own vineyard and wine company. She is extremely passionate about Kaikoura and excited about what the future holds
Tania is responsible for managing the ENC Business Centre and training programmes, organising networking functions and job listings for employers in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts. Another aspect of Tania's role is the operation of the Kaiapoi i-SITE, promoting the Waimakariri area and ensuring domestic and international visitors have information on local and national events as well as providing bookings for transport, accommodation and tourist attractions.
Tania has worked for several highly regulated industries, coordinating the needs of a diversity of people and cultures for a diversity of products and services. Her background extends to executive level support, office management, workforce development & training and early years education.
A New Zealand citizen (who grew up in Kaiapoi), Tania has very recently repatriated to New Zealand from the UK with her family. Now happily settled in North Canterbury, Tania is excited to be working in such a pivotal role, relishing every opportunity to re-discover what this beautiful region has to offer.
Phone: 03 327 3135
Alissa joined the ENC team in 2020 in the newly created role of Food & Beverage Business Development Manager. Having worked within the North CanterburyFood and Beverage sector, both as a winemaker and marketer, Alissa is extremely aware of the opportunities and challenges facing the sector. Alissa will be working directly with businesses in the Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura districts to better connect our North Canterbury food and beverage producers to collaborative opportunities that will increase sales, awareness and value regionally, nationally and internationally.
Amelia’s part-time role focusses on expanding and perfecting our online communication including social media, newsletters and website content. A trained journalist, Amelia has a background in online marketing, website content and travel writing.
At home Amelia is mum to two small boys, occasional freelance travel writer and lover of yoga, shopping and family holidays.
Gwen is the Manager of this fully accredited Kaiapoi i-SITE which is part of the Visitor Information Network, making it Waimakariri’s Official i-SITE.
Gwen has been involved at the Kaiapoi Visitor Centre since its inception in 2002. She has extensive knowledge and experience with assisting locals, domestic and international travellers with booking itineraries including accommodation, transport, attractions and activities. Gwen's also your go-to person for large group bookings such as wine tours, train trips and overnight destinations.
Gwen has a National Certificate in both Business Administration and Travel & Tourism and loves assisting our community and working to promote the Waimakariri District to the visitors.
Phone: 03 327 5738
Elizabeth works 20 hours a week promoting the Waimakariri District as a visitor destination, marketing its activities, accommodation, events and outdoor experiences..
Elizabeth has a degree in tourism management and marketing and has worked in the tourism industry for 15 years across a variety of sectors including hotels, travel logistics, activities, conference and incentives and destination marketing. She has also worked in event management, is a qualified photographer, works as a camera operator for a video production company and runs a marketing company.
In her spare time, Elizabeth is a member of the Christchurch City Chorus where she sings barbershop, competing internationally with the chorus on a regular basis and likes to spend time in the Canterbury high country hiking or at home in Rangiora with her husband, cats and chickens.
Phone: 03 327 5731
Janine Rogers works on Product Development for Visit Waimakariri. She has a particular focus on developing a loop cycleway within the region to provide fun experiences, district promotion opportunities and gateways for local business to connect into and prosper.
Janine previously worked for Enterprise North Canterbury in the early stages of Visit Waimakariri set up. She has 10 years' experience owning and operating a local business. In many past lives she worked in the education, finance, private and community sectors; managing, marketing and promoting.
Janine has a Degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, a Diploma of Teaching, alongside Facilitation, Media Skills and Business Management Training.
Janine lives in the district and continually enjoys the spoils it has on offer.
Phone: 03 327 5731
Lucy is our Events and Promotions Administrator for Visit Waimakariri. Her main focus is to promote the district and all that it has on offer!
Lucy has a background in copywriting and a degree in English Language and Literature. She has also owned a small business making handcrafted keepsake boxes and from this has developed experience and knowledge with social media and website design. Living in Waimakariri she is passionate about promoting our district and connecting with the many different people, places and experiences that it has to offer.
Originally from the UK Lucy has a real passion for drinking tea and talking about the weather! In her spare time she loves to walk and read and spends much of her time with her husband and young daughter.
Phone: 03 327 5731
Justin works part time for ENC providing payroll, budgeting and account processing services.
Justin moved from the UK 11 years ago with a background in Management accounting and Project management. He lives in Rangiora with his wife Mel and 2 sons Jack and Alex. He enjoys fishing, reading, and gardening.