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.

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“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


The BNZBA is proud to be a







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.

Join here

  • Unique opportunity to regularly network with other business people with an interest in the UK/New Zealand business relationship
  • Member rates to all events 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 bi-monthly 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

Recent News

BNZBA Honours

The BNZBA is delighted that Phil Wood, President of the Association for the last 8 years and Board member since 2005, has been awarded an OBE in the latest Queen's Birthday Honours List. Our congratulations also go to Robin Shackell, British Consul General, who was awarded a BEM. 

UK and NZ progress FTA negotiations

The two countries started negotiations on 13th July with the intention of creating a high quality agreement that will include a focus on opportunities for growth in digital services and SME business flows, as well as both countries using the agreement to help their push towards low carbon economies. So far 2 rounds of negotiations have been held and the New Zealand summary of progress to date can be found here and the UK government's summary here.  

The BNZBA welcomes a new Board Member

The BNZBA has appointed Tania Bearsley as its newest Board member. Tania relocated from London earlier in 2020 having spent the last few years as Regional Director for UK/Europe at Kea and was named UK New Zealander of the Year for 2020.  

Use BNZBA partner to get the most competitive Foreign Exchange rates offers BNZBA members the most competitive foreign exchange rates 24/7, providing a level of service that the banks cannot match. You can find out more about their services here.




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Become a Sponsor

The BNZBA offers two types of sponsorship - Corporate Sponsorship and Event Partnership.

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