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.

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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Misco Joinery - December 2018



On December 5th, 102 people joined us at Misco Joinery for a guided tour of their state of the art factory, a fantastic talk from the owner, Mike Chernishoff, and an update of what is coming up for the business community in 2019. This was bookended by drinks, nibbles and networking opportunities. This event was so popular that it was hard to push everyone out the door at the end of the evening.

Thanks to Misco for sponsoring this event and making it one to remember.



 Waimakariri District Council - July 2018


Picture1On July 26th, 92 attendees joined us at Rossburn Receptions in Rangiora for an enlightening discussion about the future of Waimakariri. Simon Markham and Simon Hart from the Waimakariri District Council revealed the plans for the district and specifically went over new plans for the use of the regeneration zone in Kaiapoi. This was followed by mulled wine, food and good networking between businesses


Thanks to the Waimakariri District Council for an excellent presentation and discussion, and thanks to all attendees.



North Canterbury Business Awards Launch, May 2018


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On May 2nd, we celebrated the launch of the 2018 North Canterbury Business Awards at Kingsford Kitchen in Rangiora.

112 attendees sipped wine and nibbled on food while our Business Support Manager, Miles Dalton, explained all aspects of the awards, how to enter and why businesses should enter. All the award sponsors discussed the categories they are sponsoring and this was followed by conversation and networking among the businesses attending.

Thanks to all our attendees and to our 2018 Business Awards sponsors:

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Waipara Hills Winery, March 2018


On March 22nd, 93 attendees enjoyed the wine, food and ambience at the beautiful Waipara Hills Winery while discussing the benefits of collaboration and co-operation in business. This was followed by a speed networking session, then free-range networking. Here's a video of the event taken by Real Communications:

Thanks to  Connect North CanterburyQuinovic Property Management Riccarton, Raelene Rees Chartered AccountantsMaria Thackwell Mortgage CompanyThe Mark and Real Communications for sponsoring the event.

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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.