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Training Providers
The Regional Business Partner for Taranaki is Venture Taranaki. Please contact us for more information about the regional partnership or to enquire about a capability assessment.

Venture Taranaki
Contact: Jane Moffitt
Phone: 06 759 5152
Fax: 06 759 5154

Registered service providers for the Taranaki region, who offer services which are eligible for redemption of NZTE Capability Development Vouchers include:

A3 Lean
A3 Lean offers competitive manufacture training and Lean implementation program.
Choose one of our Lean Implementation plans:
  • Awareness: series of workshops designed to prepare your staff for Best Practice skills (Lean). We offer Lean introduction, Value Stream Mapping, Strategy Deployment A3, EH&S in Lean, Quality in Lean, Supply Chain in Lean, Lean Lab, Heijunka, Lean Office, Lean Healthcare.
  • Kaizen: Make a rapid change in performance in short time, 2 to 5 days.
  • Long term Lean Strategy.
  • Lean Transformation Journey.
  • Business Model Innovation. (CANVAS)
  • Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Picture.
  • Quick Changeovers program
20C Kellyville Heights
New Plymouth 4312

06 769 5994 or 027 426 5471
 AgriPeople Solutions Limited
The AgriPeople team consists of professional consultants focussed on offering people solutions to rural businesses. AgriPeople Solutions can assist with recruitment, human resources, performance, dispute resolution, agreements and policy and general administration.

47 Glover Rd, Hawera
PO Box 255 Hawera, 4640, Taranaki

0508 AGRI PEOPLE or 06 928 5636
Bizgrowth Business Builders
Bizgrowth Business Builders uses the talents of Wayne Brunton who has been an ActionCOACH Business Coach for eleven years following a corporate career as General Manager and owning his own businesses.  Now Wayne is an independent business coach who maintains a wealth of knowledge and experience in developing business owners to gain the lifestyle to which they aspire.

Postal address:
PO Box 3376
New Plymouth 4341

Contact: Wayne Brunton
06 769 9697 or 021 798 434
Advantage Business
Founded in 1998, Advantage Business is totally independent and 100% New Zealand owned and operated.  Advantage’s unique tools and systems have been developed in New Zealand for New Zealand business conditions and have been highly effective in helping hundreds of business owners maximise their potential.  Advantage Business is one of New Zealand’s largest non-franchise business development companies.
Postal adrdress:
25 Surrey Hill Rd
New Plymouth

Contact :0220 963 071
Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen
Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen is a law firm providing specialist commercial and public law advice in its particular fields of expertise including:
  • Company & Commercial
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Property
  • Technology
  • Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Notary Public
  • Commercial Litigation.
Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen is an experienced provider of tailored training to meet the specific needs of a variety of clients including:
  • Corporate governance training for commercial and not-for-profit entities
  • Employment law training for HR professionals
  • Contract law training for in-house contract managers
  • Seminars around key legal topics of interest to SME owners and their advisors.
Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen lawyers are passionate about what they do and how they do it. They are lawyers with a keen interest in the law, business and society. They still see the law as a profession. For more information about Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen see www.abmm.co.nz. 
BDO Taranaki
BDO Taranaki Ltd is a member of a national network of independent member firms, part of BDO International.

We have delivered training and workshops across New Zealand since 2003. Our approach is to partner businesses to develop their people and organisations, by providing Professional Management and Business Skills training.

Qualified Service Categories:
Business Planning, Succession Planning, Family Business, Business Systems, Business Sustainability, Managing Resources, Marketing, Finance, Governance.

We are also certified trainers for the following accounting software package: Xero, Banklink, QuickBooks, Accredo, MYOB, Cash Manager.

Physical address:
10 Young Street
New Plymouth

Postal address:

PO Box 332
New Plymouth 4340

06 759 9034
Billings are a local law firm who have been taking care of the region’s legal requirements for over 90 years. We work with a large number of local business both small and large and handle all of the legal issues associated with setting up businesses as well as the on-going issues that every business runs into.
Physical address:
7 Young st
New Plymouth
  Contact: Scott Chamberlain
Phone: 06 7573944, or 021834141

Email: Schamberlain@billings.co.nz 

Blanchard International New Zealand
Blanchard International New Zealand is a Taranaki-based company offering leadership training, organisational development and business solutions services directly from within the region. 

You can gain some insights into our services through our NZ website, www.blanchard.co.nz, and our global website, www.kenblanchard.com. We are also happy to chat with you on the phone, and come and visit you at your premises for a no-obligation discussion.

Our expertise is in helping client organisations close the gap on their performance potential through leadership and group culture development.  For example, we can help you to explore how best to create a culture of excellence, achieve desired change, enhance team performance, build an organisation of leaders, lead for results at the frontline, influence through coaching, develop self-leaders and deliver legendary customer service.

We have partnered with clients in all sectors across New Zealand (and around the world) since 1985, and are delighted nowadays to offer our services to regional clients directly in Taranaki.

Contact us:
Tel: 0800 25 26 24 (blanchard)
Email: service@blanchard.co.nz

BNZ Growth Programme
Since 2001, Bank of New Zealand has been running educational one- and two-day workshops to help business owners and managers across New Zealand gain the knowledge and skills they need to drive business growth. Our workshops are facilitated by independent industry experts and most are held at BNZ Partners Centres across the country. Areas of training include; Financial Management, Business Growth, Management and Leadership, Succession Planning and women specific.
Physical address:
Deloitte Centre
Level 5
80 Queen Street
Postal address:
Private Bag 92208
Auckland 1142
Leeann Nelson
Phone: 06 7594723
Brian E Prestidge & Associates
With the experience of supporting many successful businesses over 25 years, Brian E Prestidge & Associates now  offer the South Taranaki business community essential training in:
  • How to get started with strategic planning and budgeting
  • Designing an accounting system to satisfy your business objectives
  • Enhancing your existing business systems
  • Understanding financial reports and ratios
Our core values are;
  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Focus, and
  • Knowledge
In a rapidly changing business world you need up-to-date training to understand the numbers which are driving your business.

Contact: James Prestidge
Phone:06 278 0018

Bright Star
We are one of New Zealand’s leading provider of corporate training. Choose from our wide selection of courses or talk to us about customised training programmes.
We provide public training courses, bespoke in-house training, training needs analysis, as well as advice & resources on professional development across New Zealand.
Kerry Saberton
L & D Consultant
Bright*Star Training
E: kerry@brightstar.co.nz
DDI: 09 912 2069
Mob: 022 127 2392
Business Focus
  • We are business advisors who can answer ALL your business questions, whether they relate to start up, growth, or exit strategies.
  • As a business owner you need to keep in control - we'll show you why and how to work ON the business, not IN the business and achieve some stunning results.
  • We can assist in minimising tax exposure and ensure you maximise (and understand) what business deductions are available.
  • Plan, Plan, Plan!  We offer some outstanding resources to get you thinking about where your business is heading vs where you want it to head (and let's face it they aren't often the same direction!).

Lianne Martin, CA, CPP, Dip Mgmt
Business Focus NZ Limited
Business Advisors
487c Devon Street East
P O Box 826, New Plymouth 4340
ph  06-757-9086; fax 06-757-9081; mob 027-230-1851
Fast Track
Fast Track regularly help various businesses and we are passionate about assisting them in their plans to develop, grow and innovate. We have both extensive chartered accounting and commercial office experience. Not just theoretical but practical as well. A unique blend of experience and knowledge driven by a genuine desire to help people grow their businesses. Often it is hard to know where to start when setting up your financial systems, and to know what all the masses of "figures" mean to your business.  The people we work with daily face the same challenges as you.  You can benefit from our collective experience as other business owners do.

We have courses and one-on-one training (we come to you) in business systems, governance and financial comprehension. We want you to understand what all those "figures" mean and how to use them.

"Enabling businesses to better manage their financial processes"

06 769 6667 or 06 758 6285
InnovIQ Ltd
InnovIQ is a consulting company dedicated to helping its clients define, manage and profit from investment in innovation. The expertise of InnovIQ is in the processes of innovation and commercialisation rather than specific technology domains. This is reflected in the diversity of completed assignments across a number of markets including:
  • Medical Products/Devices
  • Apparel
  • E-commerce
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Marine
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
Kristian Slack
021 701 307

La Nuova Training
Sustainability Simply
Focusing on SME wanting to learn more about Sustainability. How you can develop and manage simple systems that increase your bottom line and decrease your impact on the environment. Each business is unique, no one system or procedure will work. Learn the green basics, the value of behaviour change, how sustainability can be involved day to day along with simple tips and tools.

La Nuova Training
Contact Person Name
Bevan Broughton
Email Address; bevan@lanuova.co.nz
65 Eliot Street
New Plymouth 4310
067566636 or 021687560
Leadership Management Australasia (LMA)
LMA believe that People are the greatest asset & resource of any organisation. Our unique development process provides instant & sustained improvement in the productivity of your organisation through the development of your people.

We do things differently from ‘traditional training’. Our programs focus on practical application in the workplace, not theory.

Everything about LMA is geared towards immediate & permanent improvement, not Band-Aid solutions.

Our methods work. They’ve been tried, tested and proven for over 30 years. Ultimately you need only to ask yourself, are people important to my organisation?

Physical address:
285 St Aubyn Street
New Plymouth

Postal adrdress:
PO Box 8063
New Plymouth

Strategy Collective

To succeed in today’s fluid marketplace you need to be business savvy!

Let us guide you through establishing your over-arching strategy and business goals; help you surround yourself with the best people for the job to improve teamwork and productivity; and arm you with all of the financial and marketing tools to implement those goals.

Our collective team of specialists understand the daily operational and administrative challenges that business ownership demands. Because of these challenges we provide mentoring and coaching to help you through. This includes business and strategic planning services; a people and culture team with Taranaki’s only Organisational Psychologist; a creative team to build your brand and provide full marketing support; and business administration including financial reporting, tax compliance and budgeting.

Physical address:

Level 1, White Hart, 47 Queen Street
New Plymouth 4310

 06 759 7044 or 021 615 364


McCullagh Consulting
The staff at McCullagh Consulting are specialists in understanding what makes people tick. Their business is understanding and translating what intrinsically drives and motivates individuals in order to improve engagement, productivity and performance in the workplace. McCullagh Consulting works with organisations of all sizes, with invidivuals and teams. They offer a customised service which is focussed on practical strategies that obtain visible results.

32 Egmont St, New Plymouth

021 074 4869
McCullagh Consulting - The I.D. System, recruitment, retention, performance  
OnFarmSafety New Zealand
OnFarmSafety New Zealand understands the change in culture that needs to take place in the farming industry and works to support every farmer as they develop a customised Farm Health and Safety Plan. Their practical approach is focussed on the long term - not just another folder gathering dust in the farm office.

127 Broadway North, Stratford, 4332

06 765 7710
On Farm Safety  
PwC Taranaki is dedicated to helping local businesses of all shapes and sizes to succeed. Our experienced team have the skills to help business owners navigate their way through the complex problems they face in today's changing market place. We recognise the potential of our region and are passionate about building relationships that create value.

Physical address:
Level 7, 54 Gill Street
New Plymouth 4310

Postal address:
PO Box 144

New Plymouth 4340

06 757 5477
Smokey Lemon
Smokeylemon are a team of experienced, qualified, digital marketing specialists.  As Taranaki's only Google certified partner, Smokeylemon will not only teach you how you can prepare and plan your marketing for the digital world, but also roll up their sleeves and ensure you stay ahead of the game with practical, cost-effective marketing solutions with measureable results.

Mandy McGregor
SpecialEyes Group
The SpecialEyes Group represents a specialist online marketing and strategy firm that focuses on increasing revenue and profitability. Our training, workshops and mentoring services are developed from years of successful implementation of online business strategies, with a practical approach that empowers you to drive your business into the future


0800762425 or 06 7568054



Staples Rodway
No matter what stage you’re at (start-up or multi-national) we can help you grow. Having worked with thousands of businesses for over 35 + years, we know what it takes to transform your business ambitions into reality.

We offer topic specific workshops, one-on-one training and customised programmes across a broad range of fields including Business Management, Leadership and People Skill Development, and Microsoft Office. You’ll experience a unique style of learning that is both theoretical and practical, providing you with the skills and clarity to implement your learnings into your business immediately.

To find out what programme or workshop is right for you, please get in touch with Daimon Stewart on 06 757 3155 or email daimon.stewart@staplestaranaki.co.nz
Physical location: 109-113 Powderham Street, New Plymouth



Taranaki Chamber of Commerce
The Taranaki Chamber of Commerce is the voice of Taranaki business, championing the local economy as a force for growth, job creation and prosperity.

Whether you're just getting started in business, taking your enterprise to the next level, or going global, the right connections, support and advice can be critical.

Join the Chamber to access networking events, free recruitment services, business savings, business support and advice and marketing services to help grow your business.


Chamber House 42 Egmont Street

PO Box 2, New Plymouth 4310

06 759 9080


TQA Industry Compliance Professionals
Taranaki Quality Auditing

Provision of one on one, Industry specific Health and Safety Compliance training and system set up.


Sharon Faloon   BA; Post Grad Rehab, Lead Auditor QMS, H & S, Environment, Risk MNZOQ  NZTE Trainer

Quality Management Auditing - Risk, Health & Safety, Environmental Management and System Development.  One-on-one training on the topics of health and safety, environment management and quality and risk. TQA can also assist with site health and safety checks and ongoing audits for compliance within your budget. 

Physical address:
1 Exeter St
New Plymouth



1 Exeter Street – New Plymouth –06 7535288 - 0272446507 – tqauditing@gmail.com

The Marketing Company
The Marketing Company is New Zealand’s leading specialist sales and marketing training company. We are also the leading marketing planning specialist company for New Zealand’s small to medium businesses. We help businesses make more money and save costs through by being smarter in their marketing planning and in their selling.

Qualified Service Categories:
Managing Resources, Export, Marketing, Business Planning.

Physical address:
Business House
1 Moller Lane (off Gover St)
New Plymouth

Postal address:
PO Box 5156
New Plymouth

06 751 0418
CQ New Zealand
CQ selects high achieving business people and leaders to take part in a unique form of business development that brings creative intelligence to business. Growing business and business people by facilitating the process of change. This is learning from real situation in real time with outcomes that potentially triple innovation.

Physical address:
34 Wellington st

Postal address:

PO Box 194



06 323 3651


Business Central
Bringing you the very best of professional and individualised local support, training, events and networking for enterprises, combined with easy access to regional and national initiatives, lobbying, representation and resources that assist in building enterprise capability and success for all New Zealanders.

Physical address:
Level 2, Lumley House
3-11 Hunter Street
Wellington 6011

Postal address: 

PO Box 1087 

Wellington 6140


04 473 7224


GoGroup New Zealand
GoGroup NZ Limited is an innovative group of export assistance companies providing a range of advisory services.

An export company’s needs or those of a fledgling exporter can be met in a variety of innovative ways from 2 hourly sessions, to 12 month NZQA accredited courses.

Physical address:
Level 1, 17 Napier Road

Havelock North 4130 


Postal address: 

PO Box 8-631 

Havelock North


06 875 8000


The Icehouse
The Icehouse is a business growth centre that includes: business growth programmes for SMEs; a business incubator for start-ups; and New Zealand’s largest group of Angel Investors. It was established in 2001 in recognition of the importance of SMEs to the New Zealand economy.

Physical address:
Level 2, The Textile Centre
117-125 St. Georges Bay Road

Postal address:

PO Box 4301

Shortland Street

Auckland 1140


09 308 6200


Shona Glentworth from Implement is an Organisational Development coach, trainer and consultant who can help organisations to develop their strategy, people and processes for the future. Coaching is available for people who wish to develop and implement their ideas, learn how to be better managers or to implement business improvement projects.
Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD) promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents directors’ interests and facilitates their professional development through education and training. It is a membership organisation of around 5500 individuals representing the spectrum of New Zealand enterprise, from the public and private sectors. The IoD recently established a branch in Taranaki which holds networking and functions in New Plymouth and South Taranaki.

The IoD’s Director Development programme is based on a competency framework which encourages the development of core competencies in the areas of knowledge, personal skill and group skill. Enabling directors to meet the challenges of the boardroom at all stages of their careers, from aspiring directors to experienced company chairmen.

Jodi Percy, Director Development Advisor
Ph: 04 499 0076




PO Box 25253

Wellington 6146
 KAIZEN® Institute New Zealand
KAIZEN® Institute New Zealand is the leading provider of KAIZEN® and LEAN consultancy, training and coaching in New Zealand.
Our team of consultants have practical experience in the application of Lean Thinking and are experts in applying the Toyota Production System (TPS). Our team is trained in the use of our advanced Lean techniques, incorporating the latest research and case studies, providing a holistic approach to implementing Kaizen Lean in in many different industries.

We at the KAIZEN® Institute support companies of all sizes and industrial segments as well as private and public service organisations seeking to embark on their Lean journey.

Wood Group Training
Wood Group Training provide a comprehensive range of specialist training services to over 6,500 students a year throughout New Zealand and Australia.

They train for extreme conditions and in real life situations, ensuring you and your teams are ready for the unexpected. They offer world-recognised, quality endorsed training for all industry types. They carry out training at your place of operation or site, as well as at their world-class facilities. Whether it's an existing course or bespoke training developed specifically for your organisation's needs they promise to offer nothing less than best practice.

  • First Aid Training
  • Crane, Machinery and Driving
  • Health and Safety Consultancy
  • Marine and Aviation Training
  • eLearning
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • STCW
  • Well Control Training

Physical address:
26-32 Manadon Street, New Plymouth

0800 707 383

YMCA New Plymouth
YMCA New Plymouth offers specialist training workshops in:
  • Business planning
  • Marketing
  • Business systems
  • Finance
  • Business Sustainability
  • Governance
  • Managing Resources
  • Lean Manufacturing/Business Operation
  • Export
83 Liardet St, New Plymouth

06 758 3666
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