Since 1917, the British New Zealand Business Association has been developing and promoting bilateral business associations, trade, investment and goodwill between the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
“The British New Zealand Business Association has great convening power. It brings together British and New Zealand companies to strengthen existing links and forge new ones, helping to boost our two way trade and investment, and pave the way for an even stronger trading relationship in the future”
Laura Clarke, British High Commissioner to New Zealand
Membership is open to persons, firms, companies or organisations carrying on business in or with New Zealand or who, supporting our objectives, have an interest in bilateral trade, investment and/or business between New Zealand and Britain.
- Unique opportunity to regularly network with other business people with an interest in the UK/New Zealand business relationship
- Member rates to all events in Auckland and Wellington for you and your guests
- Invitation to exclusive member-only events
- Opportunities to attend at discounted rates events held by partner organisations
- Provide content for and advertise in the Association's quarterly Newsletter
- Promote your business on the BNZBA website and social media pages (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter)
- Access to the British Chambers of Commerce network
- Introduction to UK Department for International Trade and other relevant government related organisations
- Priority opportunity for your CEO/Business Leader to speak at a BNZBA event
- Priority event sponsorship opportunities
- Priority table placement at major events
"New Zealand, The Clever Country"
Hear Sir Ray Avery speak about why Kiwi creativity and innovativeness is so important and about his campaign to raise $4 million to save 1 million babies by using the LifePod incubator.
Thursday 5th July from 12pm at Europe House, 56 Wakefield Street.
GDPR Rules came into force on 25th May 2018
If you conduct business in the UK or elsewhere in the EU then new Data laws being implemented by the EU on 25th May may affect you. These new rules will impact on any international organisation handling personal data of anyone residing in the European Union. This means that New Zealand organisations and businesses need to review their internal data processing procedures, or risk hefty fines for non-compliance. GDPR compliance is not a one-off task but is an ongoing process. Relevant policies should therefore continuously be monitored, reviewed and, most importantly, communicated to staff. You can get more information here
The Future of the UK and Europe
In mid-March, Lloyds Banking Group released a report on the future of UK-EU trade. This covers a range of interesting topics. including the implications of Brexit for firms with cross-border exposures as well as providing a political overview of recent developments in UK-EU negotiations and their potential impacts. Finally, it offers a summary of the current state of the UK economy, and how businesses are coping during this period of uncertainty. The full report can be read here.
BNZBA collaborates with NZ UK Link
The BNZBA is delighted to be collaborating with NZ UK Link to promote the UK/NZ relationship. NZ UK Link was formed 25 years ago to focus on promoting intellectual, educational, professional, cultural and creative collaborations between the two countries by enabling outstanding individuals to travel, work and research their areas of interest. You can find out more about NZ UK Link here.