In May 2020, in the midst of New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown an important milestone for the Hawke’s Bay business community slipped by, unnoticed.
Opened five years earlier, in May 2015, by the then Minister of Economic Development Stephen Joyce, Hawke’s Bay Business Hub Ahuriri, has spent the past half decade as a unique, highly regarded example of regional collaboration, supporting thousands of businesspeople and businesses along the way.
Commenced as key initiative of Business Hawke’s Bay with the aim of unleashing the region’s business potential, the Hub has a vibrant member community, comprising 17 business support agencies, providing many business support services across the region.
The Hub is a one-stop-shop for business. It’s place where businesspeople come to learn, share, connect and grow their business skills. In addition, the Hub is a well appointed and modestly priced co-working, meeting and training venue. With everything and everyone in one central location, it’s very easy to find out about, and to access business growth and support services.
Hub members include Hawke’s Bay Regional Business Partners, Business Mentors NZ, Callaghan Innovation, Business Hawke’s Bay, Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, NZ Food Innovation Network, Business Central, Export New Zealand, Te Puni Kōkiri, The Icehouse, Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū, Young Enterprise Scheme, and economic development officers from local councils.
First published by The Profit. Click here to read the full article.