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Learn how membership with Business Canterbury can help you take your business in the direction you want it to go. 

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To grow your network and access member benefits.

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To take your business to the next level with extra business support.

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For our highest level of support plus opportunities to give back.



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Chamber Trusted is designed to recognise outstanding businesses.

Canterbury Trusted

Canterbury Trusted is designed to recognise outstanding member organisation's who meet our quality standards and provide them with a trusted seal of quality. With the aim of enhancing your reputation, increasing your profile and raising credibility.

An Earned Seal of Quality to Make Your Business Stand Out

Get recognised for your organisation's quality, contact us today to discuss your interest in Canterbury Trusted or read on to learn more about how Canterbury Trusted works.


Key Benefits to Your Business

Canterbury Trusted by Business Canterbury is here to celebrate our member's business success, being awarded Canterbury Trusted showcases the achievement you have attained as well as delivering -
A unique point-of-difference

Earning a 'Canterbury Trusted' designation through our robust application process makes a statement about your business capability, providing a valuable point of difference in a competitive market. 

A symbol of reputational quality

A 'Canterbury Trusted' designation tells potential customers that we have vetted your business.  It's a symbol of quality, reliability, and responsible business behaviour.


Improved Market Awareness

Our 'Canterbury Trusted' brand package enables you to showcase your achievement and make sure the market knows about your valid claims of capability and quality.

Ready To Become Canterbury Trusted Member?

Register your interest for Canterbury Trusted today.

Complete our form, for no obligation and we will contact you to discuss the next steps.

Learn More

How Does it Work?

Receiving our awarded status demonstrates the quality and capability of your business.

  1. Following your expression of interest, we will engage with you to begin the assessment process.
  2. You complete our assessment which will be validated through a due diligence process.
  3. Upon approval as a Canterbury Trusted business, we will supply you with a digital brand pack and your business will be promoted as Canterbury Trusted on both our website and our member directory.

Review our FAQ's below or send us an email if you would like to know more or have a chat.



Charges are applied at assessment stage. The fee covers an annual subscription and excludes GST.

Note: Total price includes a $500 non-refundable deposit as part of the assessment process.


Your Questions Answered

We have compiled answers to some common questions, if you would like to know an answer that is not below please feel free to contact us.

1. What is Canterbury Trusted?

New and exclusive to Business Canterbury, Canterbury Trusted is a designation or certification granted to businesses. It signifies that a business has met certain quality criteria and is considered reputable and trustworthy within our community.

2. Why should my organisation aim to become Canterbury Trusted? Being Canterbury Trusted can boost your business's credibility and reputation in the local community. It can also lead to increased trust among customers and potential business partners.
3. Do I need to be a member of Business Canterbury to become Canterbury Trusted? Yes. Connect/Thrive/Invest Membership is a prerequisite for Canterbury Trusted certification. (You can not apply as Lite Member/Customer).
4. How long will it take to become Canterbury Trusted? The timeline can vary depending on how quickly an applicant completes each stage and provides required information. But allow a minimum of 8 weeks for the full process to complete.
5. What if my application for Canterbury Trusted is not approved?

Should your assessment result and/or due diligence process prove unsuccessful, we will provide feedback on the areas that need improvement.  You can then choose to work on addressing these issues and have the option to re-apply in future.

6. How do I promote my Canterbury Trusted certification?

Once awarded, you can use the Canterbury Trusted logo and designation provided in your marketing materials, on your website, and in your physical location to showcase your trustworthiness to customers. Our brand and marketing pack will assist you to do so.

7. Is the Canterbury Trusted certification permanent?

Canterbury trusted certification and payment is for a 12-month period. 


After this time, you can choose to pay and complete an annual renewal which ensures our certified businesses continue to meet our criteria for trustworthiness.


We will also carry out periodic reviews for members for quality assurance as well as providing tools to measure your success. 

8. What size or industries should apply for Canterbury Trusted?

Canterbury Trusted is open to businesses of various sizes and industries,  it is non-exclusive. However, some businesses will not meet our specific criteria. We are happy to discuss this with you further should you wish to apply.

9. Can you provide an overview of the application process?

Below is a high level view of what you can expect to happen through the various stages of the process - 

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Get the recognition your business deserves

Contact us and we will talk you through if Canterbury Trusted is right for your business.

How It Works

Becoming Chamber-Trusted

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Becoming Chamber-Trusted

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To be Chamber-Trusted is to meet or exceed our set assessment criteria and due diligence process. Chamber-Trusted is a 'seal of quality' that helps to build trust, increasing credibility – we have vetted your business on behalf of your potential customers!


Below are some frequently asked questions about our Chamber-Trusted module. If you still have questions, please get in touch.

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Interested in becoming 'Canterbury Trusted'?

If you are interested in becoming Canterbury Trusted, or have questions about the process, please fill out our form. We will be back in touch promptly.