South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce offers straight forward, affordable business support and advice to help South Canterbury thrive.
The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is a non-political, non-profit organisation, representing the full spectrum of business interests, both small and large, in South Canterbury New Zealand. Part of a New Zealand-wide organisation, the South Canterbury branch boasts a membership of over 450, many of which are small businesses around South Canterbury, employing less than 15 staff.
South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce members range from manufacturers, trades people, professionals, international traders, retailers, service businesses, not-for-profit organisations, owner operators and more. The Chamber plays a strong role in the Central South Island business community on a wide range of issues - working together in the interests of the community to make the South Canterbury region a better place to develop and promote your business!
As a first point of contact for business people interested in setting up and developing business in South Canterbury, we offer a range of resources, local contacts and business consultancy services for new and existing businesses:
- Networking events and promotional opportunities
Our network of more than 430 South Canterbury business members provides you with a unique opportunity to promote your products and services to a group of motivated business people.
- BA5s (Business After Fives)
One of the most popular networking events run by the Chamber, Business After 5 get-togethers often enjoy attendance of up to 140 members. Central South Island Businesses are encouraged to bring people from within their organisation to use the chance to network.
- Cluster Groups
The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce runs a number of special interest discussion groups, which aim to bring together industry sectors and businesses from different parts of South Canterbury.
- Advisory Services
The Chamber can help with advice and guidance on issues ranging from recruitment, terms of employment, terminating employment, Kiwisaver, remuneration and flexible working legislation. Advice on setting up a new business or developing and expanding an existing operation is also available, as are business guides, sample documents and templates.
- Employer Bulletins
Regular bulletins keep you updated with legislative changes and upcoming events.
Available at regional and national levels through the Chamber network.
- Support services
Services provided from a range of professionals, including employment lawyers and health and safety trainers.
- Training seminars and workshops
These are provided regularly at reduced rates throughout the year.
- International trade documentation
Certificates of origin for export.
Available to regional and national government on issues affecting local South Canterbury businesses.
Member-to-member offers and savings.
- Online Resources
A range of resources, templates and other useful information for members online.
- Business Drop-in Centre
Visit us at our offices at the corner of Stafford and Strathallan Streets, Timaru.
The Chamber Executive
Chamber Chief Executive
Lisa Baillie - Vice President
Chris McAuslin - Vice President