Helping Local Business Grow
An initiative between Hauraki District Council and Waikato Innovation Park (WIP) aims to help local businesses with high growth aspirations climb as high as they can go.
Based at the Paeroa Council Service Centre on the first Tuesday of every month, WIP Business Growth Advisors are available to all Hauraki businesses.
“Council’s economic development team has been developing a relationship with the Park for a few years now and we’re really excited they’ve seen the potential for business growth in Hauraki,” says Hauraki Economic Development Chair and Paeroa Ward Councillor, Toby Adams.
What type of help is available?
WIP services are aimed at helping businesses gain knowledge, connect with the right people, and grow.
Services include a free business needs assessment to support business growth plans, along with free access to the government funding programmes offered by NZTE and Callaghan Innovation and Business Mentors New Zealand. The Park’s Business Growth Advisors can also facilitate business access to the Food Innovation Network which provides services and facilities for food manufacturing businesses developing new products.
Does my business qualify for this help?
The main criteria for WIP assistance is the desire to grow.
“We currently work with companies across the Waikato and will now be working more closely with Hauraki,” says WIP Business Growth Advisor Peter Davey. “We’re very interested in helping local businesses that are wanting to grow, facing technical roadblocks, or looking to take on new skills that will enable business growth.”
Consultations are free
A Business Growth Advisor from Waikato Innovation Park will be available to talk with you in the Paeroa Council Office on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
How can I find out more?
View a short video about Waikato Innovation Park Services here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY8tqV9_va0
Hauraki District Council
Phone 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (from within the District)