Regional Business Partner Network

We’re here to support your business to recover and grow

We’re here for New Zealand’s small-to-medium business owners. Perhaps you’re facing some challenges and would like some help to work through them. Or maybe your business is tracking well, and you’re keen to grow to the next level.

The Regional Business Partner Network is a gateway that connects you to the right advice, people and resources. Working together, we can help you strengthen and grow your business in many different ways.

Funded by the New Zealand government, the RBP Network consists of 14 regional growth agencies throughout the country. This means you’ll get support from people who live and work in your region.

Register your business to get started(external link)

Service provider log-in(external link)

By the numbers

14 regions represented by the RPB network across the country

Source: RBP Year End report 2019/20

428 research and development grants

Source: RBP Year End report 2019/20

449 different service providers helped businesses last year

Source: RBP Year End report 2019/20

2015 SMEs connected to business mentors

Source: RBP Year End report 2019/20

  • How can we help?

    Once you've registered with us, we will match you with a local growth advisor, who will help you take a birds-eye look at your whole business.

    Based on your specific needs, they'll connect you with the right resources, people, training and funding to help move your business forward.

  • Is this for me?

    We encourage small-to-medium sized businesses to register with the network. There are no entry criteria, and it's free to join.

    It's up to you how you use the network, and which services you want to access – there are no minimum requirements. So you've got nothing to lose by taking that first step.

    Register here(external link)

  • What can I access through the network?

    When you join the network, we'll put you in touch with the many other New Zealand organisations that support businesses like yours. Our goal is to help you access the full spectrum of resources, tools, advice and support that's available to you. Many of these are free of charge.

    What's more, you won't have to navigate this by yourself. We understand you're busy running your business. You'll have a dedicated growth advisor to point you in the right direction and support you along the way.

    You may also be eligible for funding that helps you access specific training and advice that would benefit your business.

  • Who's behind the network?

    The Regional Business Partner Network is an initiative of the New Zealand government. By drawing together 14 Regional Business Partners throughout the country, we're building an even stronger eco-system of support for New Zealand businesses.

    The network is jointly managed by Callaghan Innovation(external link) and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.(external link)

Success stories

How growth advisors have helped New Zealand businesses connect and succeed.

Dodson Motorsport

Cully’s


Get support for your business

Once you've learned what the network is all about, and how we can help you, the first step is to register your business with us. Or if you've got any questions first, your local RBP team will be happy to answer them.

Interested in becoming a service provider?

As part of the network, we have a nationwide pool of New Zealand organisations who provide training and support to our business owners. If you're interested in becoming a service provider, you can find out more below.

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Got any questions? We'll be happy to help

To learn more about how the RBP Network can help you, contact us or get in touch with your local organisation.