Business Groups and Organisations

Alexandra Clyde and Districts Business Group

Meets for BIZZ Breakies on the last Friday of the month and the Committee meets every fortnight. 

Contact: Stu Millis, Secretary
Phone:  027 519 1650

Barry Hambleton, Chairman
Phone: 021 450 321 

Cromwell Business Group

Meets every first Wednesday of the month (except January), 7.30am at Pisa Cafe, Golden Gate Lodge, Cromwell.
All welcome. Like us on Facebook and join the discussion on LinkedIn [Cromwell Business Network].

Contact: Greg Wilkinson
Phone: 027 278 8523

Maniototo Business Group

The Maniototo Business breakfast club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8.00 am in the Ranfurly Hotel dining room.

Contact: Amie Pont
Phone: (03) 444 9993 or 027 264 3766

Roxburgh Teviot Valley Business Group

Meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7.30am at the Goldfields Hotel 

Contact: Sally Smith
Phone: 021 585 353

Otago Chamber of Commerce Central Otago Advisory Group

Contact: Scott Sinclair
Phone: 027 478 1382

Women in Business

To find out when the next get together for 'Women in Business' will be held contact: 

Liz Perkins
Phone: 0274 454 737

Jacqui van Dam
Phone: 0274 335 056

Central Otago Wine Growers Association

The Central Otago Winegrowers Association is an association representing grape growers, winemakers and other interested persons associated with the wine industry. The Association represents the interests of its members, provides general advice with regards to grape growing and wine making, organizes and operates a programme of continuing education for its members and acts as a cooperative for the general promotion and marketing of Central Otago grapes and wines.

The Central Otago Winegrowers Association also acts as the local organisation of the Wine Institute of New Zealand (WINZ) and the New Zealand Grape Growers Council (Inc) and assists members in accessing these organisations.

If you would like to find out more about the Central Otago Winegrowers Association you can do so by following this Link.

Otherwise, contact:

Natalie Wilson, Executive Officer
Phone:  03 445 4499 or 021 104 2513

Centre For Sustainable Practice

The Centre for Sustainable Practice is based at Otago Polytechnic in Cromwell and designed to support the acceleration of sustainable development in the region. It is concerned with all aspects of sustainability and has formed strategic alliances with a number of Central Otago based organisations including the Central Otago District Council. Visit their website for more information about the Centre for Sustainable Practice

Contact: Steve Henry
Phone:  0800 765 9276

Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is New Zealand's leading rural sector organisation. It has about 17,000 members and a strong network of 24 provinces and seven industry groups. Federated Farmers provides a locally based, democratic organisation that gives farmers a collective voice nationally and within each province

If you would like to find out more about the Federated Farmers you can do so by following this link.

Otherwise, contact the local representative
Phone:  03 477 7353

Otago Chamber Of Commerce

The Chamber's mission is to actively promote and encourage business growth and opportunity in Otago. It represents 1500 businesses and professional people who are loyal to Otago and who work together to make Otago a better place to do business.
It does this by:
Being the business voice on relevant economic and growth issues
Identifying, exploring and facilitating common growth issues for organisations within the business sector
Being a key provider of business information
Providing and facilitating networking opportunities for all members
If you want to visit the Otago Chamber of Commerce website please click on this link.

Chief Executive: Dougal McGowan
Phone:  03 479 0181

Otago Southland Employers Association Inc.

The Otago Southland Employers Association (OSEA) is a founding member of Business New Zealand, New Zealand's largest and most influential voice for businesses and employers. Otago Southland Employers Association represents and lobbies on behalf of employers. It provides employment related specialist advice from a team of employment lawyers and other specialist staff, exclusively for employers.

It also offers a range of high-impact professional development training programmes for business, corporates, government departments, managers, leaders and teams across Otago and Southland. OSEA is also the official provider of NZ Institute of Management (NZIM) training programmes in Otago and Southland.

With over 100 training programmes, courses, workshops and qualifications available, OSEA offers a comprehensive expert-facilitated training curriculum covering Human Resources, Employment Law, Occupational Health & safety, Governance, Management and Leadership, Project and Operational Management, Financial, People, Performance and Communication Skills, Sales and Customer Service, Essential Business Skills and Personal Development.

If you would like to find out more about the Otago Southland Employers Association on their website.

Chief Executive:  John Scandrett
Phone:  03 456 1801

Master Builders Federation

The Registered Master Builders Federation represents New Zealand's premier building and construction companies, who pride themselves on delivering the highest quality houses and buildings.

Through its 1760 member companies, with over 15,000 employees and subcontractors, it represent upwards of 65% of every dollar spent on construction - $7 billion in 2005 (out of a total construction Industry expenditure of $11 billion).

With 22 regional Associations it has an unsurpassed network right throughout the country, providing leadership at both the local and national level.-space"

The Federation has been around since 1892 - and Registered Master Builders are proud of this heritage. Its members look forward to building New Zealand's homes, offices, hospitals and schools for the next 100 years.

New Zealand Retailers Association

The New Zealand Retailers Association represents a large number of retail businesses. As well as providing discount benefits to members it also advocates on issues of importance to the industry and commissions reports on the sector.

Hotel Association of New Zealand

The Hospitality Association is a voluntary trade association representing 2,200+ hospitality businesses. The Association is committed to adding value to its Members via individual membership service and by local and national advocacy.

Members can access legal advice on employment and liquor licensing matters for example and enjoy the purchasing benefits that have been arranged on their behalf.

If you represent a national business orientated body that has membership in Central Otago and would like to be listed here please contact us with your details.
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