Chief Executive Michael Barnett is on the Board of the World Chamber Federation. This is the first time the NZ Chambers has had a voice in this organisation. These connections bring many opportunities that enable us to understand small to medium business issues, have meaningful international connections, deliver business advice, gather a large selection of resources and the opportunity to be a voice for businesses of all sizes, from all sectors.
The Auckland Business Chamber offers a wide range of business support solutions including:
- Free business 0800 advice line/resources/HR support
- Networking opportunities through events
- Assisting exporters with documentation
- Celebration through the Business Awards
- Employment and Recruitment services
- Chamber mentors
- Buying privileges
- Business Training and technology workshops
- Business connection platforms
To provide the best platform off which business can operate in Auckland.
We do this by positively influencing the environment in which businesses operates and providing opportunities, events, products and services that improve business success.
The Auckland Business Chamber is a voluntary association of companies and individuals engaged in business activities in the Auckland region.
It is dedicated to the development of international, national and regional trade through – freedom of enterprise for those who by their individual and corporate talents contribute real economic, social and cultural wealth to the community.
The development of a market economy in which there is minimal interference from central and local government.
The strengthening of Auckland’s place as New Zealand’s pre-eminent commercial, industrial and communications centre.
Assisting the development of the region in creating a desirable commercial and industrial environment for its citizens.
We Are Part of a Community.
Being a member of the Chamber brings you closer to thousands of other businesses who share the same environment as you, in which they are doing business. Our role is to make sure that platform, is the best for business, and the opportunity you have is to leverage off this network you are now a part of.
Our role means listening to you and identifying the barriers that prevent you from optimising your business performance – we listen and then become a voice to Government for change.
Your opportunity is to network with other businesses at our events and awards and learn from them or do business with them. The possibilities are endless but the partnership you create through supporting the Chamber is good for everyone.
We have been a part of Auckland for over 160 years, we have supported thousands of businesses and do so because we are good at it and get results.
We look forward to working with you.
Help and Support
We’re here to help. From local business advice to trading on the world stage, the Auckland Business Chamber is open to the general public for all types of business, employment and trade enquiries. At no charge.
You can call, chat, email or message us to find expert help.
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Awards, Programmes and Scholarships
Westpac Auckland Business Awards
The Business Awards recognises a number of categories to celebrate the accomplishments of business.
The Lion Foundation Youth
Proudly presented in partnership with the Auckland Business Chamber, YES is a programme aimed to encourage and develop tomorrow’s leaders.
The Michael Barnett
Established in 2016 to recognise aspiring leaders who use their voice to better serve the New Zealand business community.