Regional Business Partner Network

If you are a business owner and you want your business to grow and innovate, the Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network can help. The RBP Network has specialist business advisors available to provide you with advice, information and connections to support your business.

We can help you:

— gain outside perspective from an independent, experienced business advisor in a confidential environment

— identify the next steps for your business

— connect you with the local business community, industry networks and clusters.

— match you with a mentor from Business Mentors NZ

— provide access to Capability Development vouchers

— provide access to research and development (R&D) funding.

Note: a small matching fee applies to Business Mentors NZ services and eligibility criteria apply for vouchers and R&D funding.


The first step is to register as a business and your local Regional Business Partner will be in touch shortly to set up a meeting.


The Regional Business Partner Network helps New Zealand businesses innovate and grow by making it easier to access early stage business support. The network is made up of 14 Regional Business Partners throughout New Zealand and is supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Callaghan Innovation.

— NZTE is the Government's international business development agency. Its purpose is to help New Zealand businesses grow bigger, better, faster in international markets.

— Callaghan Innovation is a government agency that helps businesses succeed through technology and works with businesses of all sizes who share the ambition of challenging what is possible. It has a wide range of services to make the path from research and development to market success easier, faster and less risky. Learn more about Callaghan Innovation's R&D funding.

The Regional Business Partner Network has also partnered with Business Mentors NZ from 1 January 2016 to help businesses access mentoring services.


Do you provide management training to business? Would like to see if your services are eligible to be registered for the Capability Development Voucher programme? Find out more here