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.

Learn more about us here

“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

UK and NZ announce start of FTA negotiations

The two countries will start negotiations in mid 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. The UK government announcement is here. The BNZBA and MinterEllisonRuddWatts are holding a panel event on the implications of the FTA on 8th July. More information here.

Babcock becomes a Gold sponsor of the BNZBA

We are delighted to announce that the New Zealand operation of global engineering group Babcock International has recently become a Gold sponsor of the BNZBA. Founded in 1891 and headquartered in London, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally to the defence, emergency services and civil nuclear sectors. In New Zealand Babcock offers a full range of marine engineering, survey and refitting services to international and New Zealand vessels but in particular to the New Zealand Navy at their base in Devonport in Auckland. 

BNZBA launches first UK Internship Award

The BNZBA is delighted to have helped create a life changing opportunity for one AUT graduate through a UK internship with Babcock in the UK. Read more here

BNZBA launches Branch in Christchurch

The BNZBA were delighted to launch a branch in Christchurch to promote the UK/New Zealand business relationship in the local business community. The branch holds regular events throughout the year to bring and for more information email

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.

BNZBA launches Young Professionals Initiative

The BNZBA is delighted to start this group which is aimed at those who have an interest in the future of the UK/NZ business relationship and are under 35 years old. If you want to find out more about this group and future events then email us here.



BNZBA appreciates the contributions and support of its Gold sponsors:

and its partner organisations:




Become a Sponsor

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

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