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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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Connect Membership
To grow your network and access member benefits.

Thrive Membership
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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A taste of what Business Canterbury can offer

More Options

Manufacturing Membership
Just for Manufacturers

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Designed for Importers and Exporters

HR Advice Membership
Expert HR Access

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Highest Level HR/ER Support

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An Earned Seal of Quality to Make Your Business Stand Out

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Our advocacy work programme ensures our members’ views are represented on policies and decisions at a local and national level.

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Grow knowledge, build capability and make connections through our events and learning opportunities.

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Business Canterbury offers tools, guidance and expertise to help you deliver.

Learn more about memberships and find out about pricing. 

Why choose Business Canterbury?

We are the home and voice of Canterbury Business. Over 2,400 Canterbury organisations trust us to be their support.

 

Here when you need us
Our mission is to be the best business partner for our members with our expert business support services.
Custom-fit Memberships
Our membership model lets you choose the level of engagement and support your business needs with the ability to add on customised services to meet your business requirements.
We are your voice
Our powerful advocacy work programme ensures our members’ views are represented on policies and decisions both locally and nationally, giving you a voice on issues that matter most to your organisation.
Training and Events
No-one does networking like Business Canterbury! We also have numerous events to keep you informed and quality learning and development programmes to help you up-skill your team.
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We have a membership for every organisation

Our customised membership approach lets you choose the level of engagement and support that best suits your business needs. See Pricing Options
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Your membership options

Our standard memberships align to the different life-stages of a business and the support each of these requires. You have the choice to select specific services such as HR, Global Trade and Manufacturing or you can add these services to your standard membership. Learn more about our Membership pricing here.

Not quite ready to join? Then why not contact us about a Lite subscription so you can test what Business Canterbury has to offer through regular email updates and more. Find out more below.

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Your membership options

Our standard memberships align to the different life-stages of a business and the support each of these requires. You have the choice to select specific services such as HR, Global Trade and Manufacturing or you can add these services to your standard membership. Bundled pricing options on multiple memberships are available, contact us for more information. Learn more about our Membership pricing here.

 Not quite ready to join? Then why not contact us about a Lite subscription so you can test what Business Canterbury has to offer through regular email updates and more. Find out more below.

CONNECT
Network, connect and build your business profile

If you are looking to meet other like-minded business people, grow your network and access member benefits such as our member directory and member discounts, then Connect may be the right category for you. 

  • Member directory listing
  • Exclusive discounts and benefits
  • Free networking events
  • Member pricing for events
  • Member pricing on training
  • Host a networking event*
  • Input on advocacy positions
  • Participate in research

$65+GST/month, memberships are a 12 month commitment.

THRIVE
Support to take your business to the next level

If you are looking for support to take your business to the next level, to uplift capability, and access our specialist expertise, then Thrive may be the perfect fit for you.

  • Everything in Connect Plus -
  • Business assessment tools
  • Business assessment report
  • Advocacy forums
  • Connections to specialist expertise
  • Access to in-house advisory team**
  • Member guides and resources
  • Member pricing on policies and toolkits
  • Four HR Adviceline calls per year**

$130/month + GST. Memberships are a 12-month commitment. *Fees may apply. **Limits may apply.

INVEST
Our highest level of business support and more

If you are wanting to access the highest level of Business Canterbury support and are also interested in giving back to your community and helping co-fund memberships and other activities for our start-up and non-profit communities, talk to us about joining Invest.

  • Everything from Thrive, PLUS -
  • Connections to specialist expertise
  • Access to in-house advisory team**
  • Member guides and resources
  • Member pricing on policies and toolkits
  • Four HR Adviceline calls per year**
  • Member concierge
  • Preferential event invitations
  • Preferential event seating
  • Exclusive Invest-only events
  • Website brand recognition
  • Co-fund memberships and other activities

$500/month + GST. Memberships are a 12-month commitment. *Fees may apply. **Limits may apply

LITE SUBSCRIPTION
A taste of what Business Canterbury can offer

Get a free taste of our membership with an email subscription to our fortnightly Latest Word email, featuring  the latest Canterbury Business updates from our CEO, Leeann Watson. Plus an opportunity to attend and network at one free New Member event.

Contact us to discuss more.

CANTERBURY TRUSTED
An earned seal of quality to help you stand out

You’re really good at what you do. It’s time to let the world know.

Canterbury Trusted™ is an earned seal of quality to give your business a competitive edge.

  • Unique point of difference
  • Symbol of reputational quality 
  • Improved market awareness

Set yourself apart from the competition.

HR ADVICE
Access expert HR guidance and best practices

Our HR Advice membership provides access to expert guidance and best practices in HR. An investment in this module will give you peace of

mind that you are meeting employment law obligations, empowering you to focus on your business' core competencies.

Included in this membership:

  • 12 HR Adviceline calls*
  • Three hours of HR consultancy per year
  • Access to the latest HR/Employment Relations Act Case Law

$45/month + GST. Memberships are a 12-month commitment. *Limits may apply.

HR PREMIUM
Expert advice plus our highest level of HR/ER support

Our HR Premium membership provides the support and expert guidance you need to enhance the HR practice and employee value proposition within your business while meeting employment law obligations. An investment in this module will save you valuable time and resources and will mature and grow the value of your business.

Included in this membership:

  • Unlimited HR Adviceline calls*
  • Five hours of HR consultancy per year
  • Access to the latest HR/Employment Relations Act Case Law
  • HR Health Check assessment and report
  • Quarterly check-ins with our HR/Employment Relations consultant
  • HR Assist Navigator - a clear and tailored pathway that leads you to the precise resources you need to manage HR issues and stay on top of employment law obligations.

$120/month + GST,Memberships are a 12-month commitment. *Limits may apply.

MANUFACTURING
Sector-specific support to keep you up to date

Our Manufacturing membership offers opportunities for manufacturers to connect with each other, access industry-relevant activities and inform Business Canterbury’s manufacturing-specific advocacy.

Included in this membership:

  • Manufacturing-specific business assessment and report followed by tailored meeting with our manufacturing business advisor to explore your business' unique needs
  • Quarterly check-ins with our manufacturing business advisor
  • Opportunity to have your voice heard through forums and influence Business Canterbury’s manufacturing advocacy
  • Manufacturing Excellence Navigator - a clear and tailored pathway that leads you to the precise resources you need to help you navigate the manufacturing industry ecosystem
  • Manufacturing-specific networking events
  • Quarterly factory tours
  • Women in Manufacturing Forum
  • Special Interest Forum Group, s
  • Facilitated introductions to key players in the manufacturing landscape.

$100/month + GST,  Memberships are a 12-month commitment. Advisory Limits may apply.

GLOBAL TRADE
Expert support for Canterbury exporters & importers

Our Global Trade membership is designed to support Canterbury exporters and importers. This membership offers access to the right connections, expert advisory support, and gives Canterbury exporters and importers a stronger, more influential voice through advocacy.

Included in this membership:

  • Global Trade-specific business assessment and reporting
  • A tailored meeting with our business and international trade advisor to explore your business' unique needs
  • Quarterly check-ins with our business and international trade advisor
  • Opportunity to have your voice heard through forums to influence Business Canterbury’s global trade advocacy
  • Global Trade Navigator - a clear and tailored pathway to help you navigate the global trade ecosystem that leads you to the precise resources your business needs
  • Four complimentary tickets per year to regular export events
  • Preferential seating at export events
  • Facilitated introductions to key players in the export landscape.

$100/month + GST, Memberships are a 12-month commitment. Advisory Limits may apply.

Already a member?

If you are currently a Business Canterbury member, you will transfer over to the new membership framework when your membership comes up for renewal.

  • We will be in touch with you prior to your renewal date to discuss your options.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet with our team 1:1 or come along to a group forum to learn more about the new structure to help inform your choice on which category is right for your business.
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Ready to join the Business Canterbury community?

Are you ready to take your business to the next level with our business services, resources and support? 

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Standard Memberships

Our new model offers three levels of membership, so you can choose the level of support and engagement that is the right fit for your business. And our add-on modules for HR, Manufacturing and Global Trade ensure you get tailored support that the specific needs of your business.

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Making a difference to Canterbury Business

"As new business owners, it was daunting to tackle everything we needed to do to get started. Joining [Business Canterbury] has made our lives so much easier, supporting us with everything we need to thrive in business."
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