Regional Business Partners and the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme

Regional Business Partners are responsible for the delivery of the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme through specialist services, support and funding to enhance business management capabilities, to help businesses grow and develop.

As such we are the first point of contact for businesses wanting to access business assistance in our region. It is the aim that a business receiving support would demonstrate a desire to innovate and grow and want to improve their management capability. The Regional Partner considers if the investment in the business would have an impact on the businesses ability to grow and contribute to economic development within the Marlborough region.

To see more about the scheme go to

The criteria for the NZTE Capability Development Training Voucher a business must;

• Have fewer than 50 full time (or equivalent) employees
• Be currently trading
• Be registered for GST in New Zealand
• Be privately owned or a Maori Trust

Complete a brief business assessment, to identify needs. After the assessment if the Regional Partner identifies that an investment in the business would have an impact on the businesses ability to innovate, grow and contribute to economic development within the region, the business may be eligible to a voucher to cover up to 50% of the cost of that training or coaching (up to a maximum of $5,000 pa per business).

Training needs to be done through a NZTE qualified training provider and in the Management Capability areas of;

Governance, Business planning, Marketing strategies, Business systems, Business sustainability, Managing resources, Finance, Export, Lean manufacturing

To see the training and coaching available under the scheme go to the Accelerate Success website.

If you wish to take up the free assessment service we can visit you, saving you time. This is a free service with a qualified assessor; contact me to make an appointment for this one on one service or if it is more convenient complete and return an assessment and registration form and we can discuss it further at our meeting.

R&D is a key driver of innovation, business success and economic growth. Good ideas can lead to new products and services, smarter ways of doing things and a point of difference that sets your business apart. Regional Business Partners provide a range of services to help your business grow through R&D – whether you are a small start up or a large established exporter. Funding can range from $1000 to $1,000,000 plus. We work closely with the Nelson EDA and will make relevant introductions to EDA and NZTE.

The Chamber is committed to building management capability which will accelerate the growth of businesses in our region.

For more information contact Kathryn Stewart on 03 577 9575.