North West Country Business Excellence Program


As part of the association's strategic plan to help grow our member's businesses, we have launched a Business Excellence Program. The goal is to ensure all members have an online presence. 

This is to ensure your business has;

  • online visibility that is relevant and up to date so people can find out information about you and your business.
  • a Google listing that shows where you are and enable the public to rate your business. This will be an important part of our 2019 website upgrades.
  • a social media with a minimum of a Facebook Page so we’re able to promote you.

The excellence program is about raising your business profile locally in partnership with two local papers and using the local Facebook Groups and our Facebook Page. It’s a focus on the people and personalities behind our local businesses so our residents get to know you.

We also want to encourage you to participate in our North West Business Awards and ensuring you have a good public profile and online presence will help with the public voting, promotion, and success of this event.


2021 Promotional Program

If you want to increase the exposure of your business to local residents you can take part in our push to support local businesses.

Our advertising will focus on the people behind our local businesses. Each month we will feature a profile of members from each township in the Helensville News and Kumeu Courier these will then be used online to help promote local businesses, an example is given above showing the engagement from these posts on Facebook.

It takes a few minutes to fill out this online form to take part in our member promotion campaign


Business Development Grant Program

As part of North West Country’s business excellence program we aim to assist members by adding relevant promotional, training opportunities, mentoring and support to help grow their businesses.

We have identified a gap in business support for those in the manufacturing, wholesale or trades areas.

In 2021 we are offering grants of up to $500 to businesses wishing to upskill or undertake training to help with the growth and development of their business.

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