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Tauranga Business Networks - Tauranga Business Case

Get Connected With Local Business Networks

In business, it’s often about who you know. Priority One, the economic development organisation covering Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty, can put you in touch with the right people.

We’re connected and we want you to be connected too. Whether it’s a local business network, a local authority contact, an investor, a partner or a supplier, we’ll introduce you to people who can help your business to succeed.

Here are some of the business networks and groups working in the sub-region that you might be interested in:

  • New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – helping New Zealand businesses grow and succeed in the global economy
  • Sustainable Business Network – providing practice advice and support to help business succeed through becoming more sustainable
  • Bay of Connections – the Bay of Plenty’s Regional Economic Development Strategy, working towards sustainable economic growth in the region
  • Enterprise Angels - experienced business people looking to invest in startup and early stage businesses to help them grow and propser
  • Priority One – building a vibrant economy that retains and attracts talented, skilled and creative people and the businesses that need them to Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty

Case Studies:

Heilala Vanilla
The process of establishing Heilala Vanilla in Tauranga was made easy by connection with other food based businesses. Jennifer Boggiss explains they wouldn’t have achieved the business success that they have had, in the timeframe, if they were based anywhere else.
Chaos & Harmony
Rebecca Anderson values the creative networks in Tauranga and the ability to surround herself with talented individuals. Rebecca talks about establishing and running a successful international business from Tauranga and the balance she is able to achieve.
Farmer Autovillage
Peter unashamedly calls Tauranga a ‘slice of paradise’ and shares why there is no better place in the Pacific that he would live. Peter Farmer talks passionately about attracting new businesses to Tauranga.
Stainless DownUnder
Andrew Lilly attributes much of his business success to the ability to physically grow his business into neighbouring commercial property and the availability of commercial land at affordable prices.
Oasis Engineering
Andy Cameron, who bought Oasis in 2003, talks about his return to NZ, his move to Tauranga, business growth over the past 10 years and what the future holds for Oasis.
Zespri International
Lain Jager explains why Tauranga is a great place to do business! - How Zespri’s move to Tauranga has strengthened business relationships and supported employee retention.
Titanium Industry Development Association Inc (TiDA)
Warwick Downing discusses how TiDA facilitates innovative industries to harness their full potential through high-tech, specialised manufacturing processes and puts Tauranga at the centre of an active industry hub.
Addiction Pet Foods
Jerel Kwek articulates his excitement about the continued investment in the Addiction Pet Food plant in Tauranga; the people, the products and the processes.
FSP Group
Steve Hewitt, CEO of FSP Group, talks about the factors that make Tauranga such a desirable location for the business including proximity to the port and access to a multiskilled labour force.
The New Zealand Dessert Company
When The New Zealand Dessert Company was looking for somewhere to set up its manufacturing operations Kevin Cox, Director for Sales and Marketing, says they only had one place in mind - the Bay of Plenty.
Bay Business Services
Heidi Seal talks about the value of operating her business, Bay Business Services, from the Ignition co-working office in Tauranga's city centre.
Jenkins Freshpac Systems
Brett Lloyd, National Operations Manager for Jenkins Freshpac Systems, shares how Priority One has helped the company to set up in Tauriko.
Higgins Contractors Bay of Plenty
Alex Reid, Regional Contract Manager, Higgins Contractors Bay of Plenty, shares what's behind this growth and how his company is collaborating with businesses in the region to take full advantage of it.