Growing business
in the south

Business South provides specialist and tailored business support to help Otago and Southland organisations to succeed and thrive.

We contribute to a strong regional economy, showcasing local successes and providing southern business with an influential voice at a national level.

As a Business South member, you can access:

  • business advocacy
  • training and development
  • business support
  • employment relations and legal support
  • workforce development services
  • networking and events.

We believe a thriving business sector promotes the wellbeing of our local communities, families and environments.

Together, let’s build on past successes to grow a sustainable, prosperous future for southern business.

Meet the team

Our history

Business South was recently formed by the merger of the Otago Chamber of Commerce and the Otago Southland Employers’ Association, founded in 1861 and 1890 respectively.

We bring together the benefits of a fresh new organisation with the proven experience of more than 300 years’ experience supporting and advocating for southern business.

Business South holds the Otago contract for the Regional Business Partner Network, is part of the Business New Zealand network and leads the southern regional hub of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (NZCC).

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