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Welcome to Business South


Business South is your Southern business association.

We champion the interests of Southern business, ensuring your voice is represented locally, regionally and nationally. We are proud to provide a wide range of services, support, training and networking opportunities for businesses of all sizes, at all stages of the business lifecycle.

Let's Make It Easy

of businesses have a greater need for pastoral care for employees.

of businesses have looked at AI as a tool for their operations.

of businesses would support a government review of the cost of compliance on small to medium enterprises (SMEs)?

of businesses would attend a leadership debate in the region.

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Business Health Check

Fine-tune your business with this quick and easy online assessment. It's easy to get wrapped up working in the business instead of on the business. Steering the ship is essential to grow your business but sometimes it takes everything you have just to keep the lights on. That’s where we come in- Business South is here to offer a one-stop-shop for southern business solutions.

How healthy is your business?
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Our Calendar

Keep in the loop with What's On in the South

SM Business Awards 2023

The Grand Business South Awards 2023

Join us at the Grand Business South Awards 2023 to celebrate the remarkable achievements of businesses in our region.

Find Out More About the Awards
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Fair Pay Agreements

The new Fair Pay Agreements Act 2002 will have profound impacts on the many thousands of businesses that will be covered by the claims. Currently there are seven live applications to initiate bargaining for a Fair Pay Agreement. Other claims are likely to follow, affecting more businesses.

Find Out More About FPAs

Who are you?

At Business South, we support a wide array of organisations, people and communities.

Who are you?

At Business South, we support a wide array of organisations, people and communities.

Part of a wider community

Stronger Together

When you join Business South, you also become part of an expansive national business network with expertise in all areas of business.

As a collective, our voices are amplified. We engage directly with decision-makers, meeting regularly with the Prime Minister, Government Ministers, MPs and other officials to champion your interests and to stay ahead of developments that affect business.

Dunedin Beer 'n' Yarn with SOREC & Hosted by Harbourside Grill

28 Sep 2023

Come along to this Beer 'n' Yarn hosted by the team at Harbourside Grill to meet the newest Busin...

Waitaki BA5: Hosted By McBrimar Homes

02 Oct 2023

You're invited to this BA5 hosted by McBrimar Homes to take a sneak peak at their new show home (...

Central Otago BA5: Hosted By Aurora Energy

12 Oct 2023

Join us at this October BA5, hosted by Aurora Energy. Please note the earlier date of Thursday...

It's Never Too Late

19 Oct 2023

Ever thought about having your own business? Increasing numbers of people are starting a successf...

The Grand Business South Awards 2023 Gala Dinner

17 Nov 2023

Join us at The Grand Business South Awards 2023 Gala Dinner to celebrate the remarkable achieveme...