Business Support

We work with Tairāwhiti businesses and industry to support an innovative, inclusive, and circular economy with opportunities for well-paid jobs.

As the regional Economic Development Agency, Trust Tairāwhiti supports small to medium businesses, employers and developing sectors to achieve their potential. Our vision is for an innovative, inclusive and circular economy with well-paid jobs for our people.

We can’t do this alone, so we’ve built partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure we effectively support our local businesses and workforce in the areas it’s really needed.


We’re part of the Regional Business Partner Network (RPBN) which is supported by Callaghan Innovation and MBIE to provide businesses with information, resources and advice.

The Trust has two dedicated business growth advisors who can help owners and managers strengthen and grow their businesses, whether it’s through training and funding opportunities, or providing advice and support during challenging times.

Through the RBPN, we can also refer businesses to Callaghan Innovation, Business Mentors or New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

If you would like more information on the support we can provide for eligible businesses, fill out the form and one of our business growth advisors will be in touch.

Our People

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Support for business recovery and growth and where to buy your lunch supporting local business

Ryan Christison

Business Growth Advisor

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Advice on growing your business, connecting you to the right people and the best places for a beer on the East Coast

Joe Williams

Business Growth Advisor