Whether you’re already exporting or you’re ready to start, our team can help make your export journey easier, with guidance, mentors, networks, government funding, and access to dedicated export industry organisations.

As New Zealand’s economic powerhouse, Auckland is the country’s key export gateway, and we’ll help you get the most out of the region’s global connections, strong infrastructure and a diverse, skilled and highly educated population.

How we can help

The RBPN programme (Regional Business Partner Network) helps eligible small and medium businesses to grow and innovate by making it easier to access business support.

This includes connections to experts, workshops, events and co-funding from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (Capability Development Vouchers), Callaghan Innovation (Research & Development grants and services), Business Mentors New Zealand, ATEED, and other economic development and business support organisations throughout New Zealand.

The RBPN is funded by central government and ATEED is the regional business partner in the Auckland region.

 

 Through the Regional Business Partner Network we can help you with:

Business growth advice

There are numerous business skills required to lead a successful growing business. Talk to our specialist advisors to find the best place to start to gain the right skills and connections.  

How to request help

Register for help on the Regional Business Partners Network website.

Our team will be in touch to find out what your aspirations and challenges are, and to arrange the next steps and an opportunity to meet with a Business Growth advisor.

Innovation and R&D advice

If you’re planning to grow through innovation or you’re investing in Research and Development (R&D) in the areas of science and technology, our specialist advisors can help.

How to request help

Register for help on the Regional Business Partners Network website.

Our team will be in touch to find out what your aspirations and challenges are, and to arrange the next steps and an opportunity to meet with an Innovation and R&D advisor.

Business Mentoring

Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) offers startup, existing business and community mentoring programmes.

Apply for a Business Mentor

Apply for a Business Mentor on the Business Mentors New Zealand website.

Mentors are experienced in business and can discuss your business challenges and offer advice. Mentor Managers based at the Chamber of Commerce will help you get the right mentor for your business.

 

Need more help? Our Business Support Helpdesk can assist you. Get in touch

 

Here's what Auckland businesses have to say about the help they received from the ATEED team and the RBPN programme

 

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency. Their purpose is simple: to grow companies internationally — bigger, better, faster — for the benefit of New Zealand. You can also gain access to valuable tips on doing business in different markets — from cultural dos and don’ts to regulations, export statistics and market intelligence.

Get in touch with ATEED to find out whether NZTE can help your business. View New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) upcoming events 

ExportNZ

Through its nationwide network, ExportNZ provides the knowledge, information, contacts, training, support and services to help you grow your export business. ExportNZ services include training, advocacy, media relations, government relations, networking, and ExportNZ's international business conference Go Global.

The Excelerator Programme helps identify gaps in your export capability, connect you with real-world experience with a view to driving accelerated and sustainable export growth for your business.