Established in 2013, the North West Business Association was formed from the Kumeu Coast & Country Business Association and the Helensville District Business Association. After three years of discussion between the two organisations we came to the realisation that we would represent the entire district better by working together to ensure we were heard by local Government and were able to promote the district effectively with a shared strategic plan.

Following a ballot in 2013 the association became part of Auckland Council's Business Improvement District (BID) program joining 47 other BID's across Auckland that are funded via a targeted rate on commercial buildings within a specific zone.

At the 2017 AGM, North West District Business Association formally changed the name to 'North West Country', to bring together the branding messages and remove any confusion between the branding and the association.