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Contribute to valuable business data gathering

We’re encouraging more Business South members to take part in regular Business New Zealand surveys that take the pulse of New Zealand business at both regional and national levels.

The information obtained from the surveys is regularly reported and used by various groups in New Zealand, including news commentators, economists, academic institutions and Government agencies. 

The more Southern businesses that take part, the more robust, reliable and useful the data for our region.

These monthly surveys are web-based and only take about three minutes to complete.

 

Performance of Manufacturing Index (BNZ BusinessNZ PMI)

This is the timeliest and most publicly-utilised pulse of New Zealand’s manufacturing community.

The survey is specifically targeted at the manufacturing sector. It provides an early indicator of activity levels, and allows us to compare our performance with that of other countries.

Analysis is conducted on changes in production, new orders, employment, finished stocks and deliveries.

Its results are part of the JPMorgan Global PMI, which collects monthly manufacturing data from 33 countries, making up an estimated 90% of global manufacturing output. 

 

Performance of Services Index (BNZ BusinessNZ PSI)

This provides a regular and up-to-date assessment of how the New Zealand services sector is performing in. 

This survey is specifically targeted at the various elements of the services sector and provides an early indicator of activity levels, along with a way of comparing ourselves with other countries.

Analysis is conducted on the changes in activity/sales, new orders/business, employment, stocks/inventories and supplier deliveries. 

Its results are part of the JPMorgan Global PSI, which collects monthly services data from 33 countries, making up an estimated 78% of global GDP.

 

If you’d like to receive the monthly PMI or PSI surveys, please contact Ann-Marie McKay  

 

Waste Minimisation Funding Available

The Dunedin City Council offers Waste Minimisation Innovation and Development (Commercial) Grants for businesses who are working on waste minimisation!

Regional Business Case Study: 222 Photographic Studios

It’s no secret that the events market has been one of the hardest hit during covid times. Constant booking, postponement/cancellations for two years and counting.

Regional Business Case Study: Arrowtown Motel Apartments

Having someone come in as a third party who had the time and background to understand the business and complete an objective assessment and critique the business has been amazing.

Regional Business Partner Case Study: Black Sheep

The team are really happy in a safe and secure space which I am so happy with. It has been a really nice pivot for us to focus on the staff so much with the gift of time COVID has given us.

Does tourism matter to you Dunedin?

Here’s a chance to have your say.

Independent research company Angus & Associates are working with the Dunedin City Council (Enterprise Dunedin) to find out what Dunedin people want (and don’t want) the future of tourism in the greater Dunedin area to look like.

Regional Business Partner Case Study: Addstaff Ltd

The support has been amazing, and we are so grateful to have been able to access assistance to help us through this time. We have new, updated systems and contracts now, which will help us for a long time to come.

Strengthening trans-Tasman connections

Business South CE Mike Collins recently joined the New Zealand business delegation participating in the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, which was attended by both countries' Prime Ministers, several government ministers and opposition shadow ministers, and business leaders.

Celebrating business excellence in style

The Grand Business South Awards are held every two years to celebrate innovation, creativity and success in the business sector.

They recognise business excellence across the Business South region, and provide a great opportunity to consider and acknowledge the achievements of your organisation and your team.

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Contribute to valuable business data gathering

We’re encouraging more Business South members to take part in regular Business New Zealand surveys that take the pulse of New Zealand business at both regional and national levels.