Enterprise North Canterbury and sponsor businesses bring you North Canterbury Business Network Functions throughout the North Canterbury region. These functions have been a regular highlight on the business calendar for several years.

At our evening functions between 80 and 120 people come together to share a relaxed wind-down after work and listen to guest speakers who present thought-provoking commentary on current events. Drinks and nibbles are provided and attendees always find that they make a number of good contacts with other business people or service providers.

We also provide a tabletop expo opportunity for our business partners so that you can explore what they offer at your leisure. There is no cost to attend these functions.

At our breakfast events 30-40 people attend to learn specialist information about specific topics of interest while enjoying a breakfast. There is usually a cost to attend breakfast events (to cover the cost of the breakfast), but the connections and information you gain are invaluable.

ENC staff are always available to explain the full range of services that ENC offers.

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Artisan by Rangiora Bakery, March 2017

Artisan by Rangiora BakeryOn the 1st of March Enterprise North Canterbury hosted a very successful networking function at Artisan by Rangiora Bakery. Carl Davidson from Research First gave an engaging and thought provoking presentation. Our main presentation by Paul Croft General Manager of Ravenswood Developments Limited provided an overview of the Ravenswood development which is supporting business wherever possible, in order to keep the impact of our investment local, stimulate regional growth and support local jobs. North Canterbury's largest new commercial and residential development is marking a new phase, with demand strong, full first-tier funding secured and consents issued. You can view the full presentation here >>

Thank you to our sponsors Ravenswood Developments Limited for a very informative and interesting evening.

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Rossburn Receptions, July 2016

 Networking function, Rossburn Receptions Nearly 100 North Canterbury business people joined us on Thursday 28th July for an evening of networking at the Rossburn Receptions in Rangiora. The Waimakariri District Council (WDC) sponsored the event and Simon Markham and Simon Hart from the council gave a very informative presentation on the growth of the district. They spoke about the WDC planning for growth, infrastructure strategy and looked at some of the key issues to be addressed such as subdivision, new business areas and the future of the town centres. Finally, ENC Chief Executive, Heather Warwick spoke briefly and gave attendees a chance to take a virtual tour of the ENC Business Centre.

You can view the full WDC presentation here >>

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Pegasus Bay Winery, April 2016

 Networking function, Pegasus Bay

Some 70 North Canterbury business people joined us on Thursday, April 14th for our first networking event of 2016 at the picturesque Pegasus Bay Winery. It was a beautiful autumn evening in the hills of Waipara and we enjoyed some informative presentations from our sponsors. Mark Henderson of Corcoran French gave us an entertaining look at the new employment legislation seen through the eyes of Ken and Barbie. David Ward of BDO presented some advice on how to manage your business through an economic downturn and Alec Adams gave us an update on the Hurunui Water Project and its implications for agriculture in the district.  Finally, ENC Chief Executive, Heather Warwick gave us a quick rundown of some of the highlights in the year ahead, including the 2016 North Canterbury Business Awards.

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Wellbeing North Canterbury, November 2015

 Networking function, Wellbeing North CanterburyWe had a beautiful evening and a great turnout for the last of our networking events in 2015 held at the MainPower headquarters in Southbrook, Rangiora.

There were some fascinating presentations from the team at Wellbeing North Canterbury, who kindly sponsored the event for us.  Deirdre Ryan showed us the wide scope of work accomplished by Wellbeing North Canterbury.  Whilst keynote speaker, Alison Ogier-Price, highlighted the importance of wellbeing in the workplace with some compelling facts and figures on its relation to productivity and business success. 

Philip Roth from BDO, one of our silver sponsors, gave a short introduction to the Business Health Checks they will be running from the new ENC Business Centre. 

Other Networking Opportunities

There are a number of business networking groups in North Canterbury. All of these have different objectives and it is well worth looking at which ones may meet your needs:

If you know of other ongoing opportunities to network with businesses please contact ENC  and let us know.