With support from the Ashburton District Council, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is providing COVID-19 response services via the Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network, including additional business advisors, capability and advisory workshops (delivered remotely), and business mentors.

New RBP funding for specialist 1:1 support
The Government has invested $4m into the RBP for COVID-19 support. $1.5m of this has now been allocated to assist with the funding of businesses to access 1:1 support with professionals in the following areas:

  • HR
  • Health and Wellness
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Finance and Cashflow Management

Eligible Mid-Canterbury businesses can access funded expert support for advice in the areas above.  

To access COVID-19 support via the RBP network please reach out to your local RBP Advisor Jason MacRae at