Latest Newsletter - May 2024

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Trade news

UK Parliamentary approval received for the UK to join CPTPP

On 17th May the UK Parliament ratified the UK's accession to CPTPP thereby taking the UK one step closer to becoming a full member of the trade bloc. In 2022, the UK exported £64.7 billion of goods and services to the CPTPP countries (7.8% of the UK total) and imported £53.7 billion (6.0%). The accession also supports the Government’s geostrategic pivot towards the Indo-Pacific region. The UK's accession is expected to enter into force late in 2024. Read more here.

New resources launched to leverage Aotearoa New Zealand's values

NZStory have recently released a set of new resources designed to help weave our country's values, ngā mātāpono, into the international storytelling of New Zealand exporters. In partnership with Māori, four key Māori concepts emerged as the most fitting representation of New Zealand’s values: pōtikitanga (curiosity and ingenuity), tiaki (care for people and place), manaaki (warmth and respect for others), and pono (integrity and honesty). These values form the foundation of New Zealand’s unique brand proposition—that care for people, and connection to place, drives our ingenuity. New Zealand Story has prepared guides for both government and exporters providing the background of the values, examples of how they appear, and guidance on how they can be used to leverage a business' storytelling. There are also two videos that bring the values to life and demonstrate how to leverage them in promoting New Zealand offshore. You can find these resources on the New Zealand Story website now, click here to explore. 

BNZBA Member News

White & Company: Trusted Experts in Relocations to New Zealand

One of BNZBA's most recent members, White & Company, has since 1871 been at the forefront of international removals in the UK, offering unmatched services for those moving to and from destinations worldwide, including New Zealand. With over 150 years of industry experience, their knowledgeable team ensures that every aspect of your move is handled with professionalism and care. Whether it's detailed logistics, secure packing, or managing customs clearance, their goal is to provide a stress-free relocation experience to every customer. Their memberships with BAR, FIDI, and OMNI emphasise their commitment to maintaining the highest standards and customer satisfaction. For those planning a move to or from New Zealand, White & Company is a reliable moving partner, offering comprehensive removal services tailored to meet your unique needs. Learn more about how they can manage your move by visiting their New Zealand removals page.

Home Recruitment specialising in transitioning Kiwi talent back home to New Zealand

HOME Recruitment are specialists in the transition of Kiwi talent back home to NZ following time spent overseas. We partner with our clients who are seeking an untapped pipeline of “fresh to market” talent who are moving home to Aotearoa. These candidates are internationally experienced and eager to join ambitious and top tier NZ businesses. Currently representing;

An exceptional marketing candidate who has both SaaS and professional services experience working in Auckland, Sydney and most recently London. Eagerly seeking a challenging, Growth and Performance Marketing role in Auckland - she’s comfortable in an IC position, or one leading a small team. Immediately available seeking approx. $140k.
An Operational Team Leader – who has 5 x years working in a highly reputable Executive Search firm in Central London. She’s returning to Wellington in August and seeking an opportunity within a Workplace Experience / Operational Team Leader position. Open on industry, she’s best suited to financial or professional services given the level of stakeholders she’s used to managing. Available from $110k.

To give you a flavour of some other positions we’re currently representing, you can keep an eye on our live roles here. Planning on moving to the UK? You’re able to see what our London based team, Australasian Recruitment Company are recruiting, here.  If you’re wanting any further information on HOME Recruitment (Auckland based) or Australasian Recruitment Company (London based) you’re able to reach NZ Director, Minta Holton on

First Capital Financial Services video series for UK migrants

First Capital Financial Services have recently produced a six-part video series that can be found on their website here. The videos were well received by UK migrants looking to gain a better understanding of their next steps when relocating from abroad to New Zealand. Key topics covered off are:

Part One: Workplace Pensions in the UK

Part Two: How to find out where your UK Pension is

Part Three: Four-year tax free window

Part Four: Considerations when moving your UK Pension to NZ

Part Five: Process for moving your UK Pension to NZ

Part Six: Benefit in transferring your UK Pension to NZ with First Capital Financial Services

State Pension - Bonus Video

Paul Beare Ltd's checklist for opening a UK bank account

Opening a bank account in the UK can be a lengthy and challenging task for overseas companies. Paul Beare Ltd have put together a checklist to help New Zealand companies navigate this process. See the full checklist here.

Members participating in Peking to Paris rally

Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart are currently participating in the Peking to Paris rally in Eleanor, their trusty 1941 Chevrolet Coupe which is car 42 in the rally. You can read about the history of the rally and what is involved here and follow their progress on Facebook here or Instagram here

News from the British Council

A busy May for the British Council

The British Council were proud to support the esteemed UK climate poetry collective, Hot Poets as they united Pacific poets for an unforgettable event titled "Our Culture, Our Climate – Voices from Across the Pacific" at the Auckland Writers Festival. read more here

Country Director Natasha Beckman attended The Great Escape festival and conference in Brighton, UK and was joined by two titans of the New Zealand music industry, Mike Hall, Director of Member Services at APRA NZ, and Pippa Ryan-Kidd, Chairperson of Independent Music New Zealand. British Council New Zealand and the Pacific supported Mike’s attendance as part of the British Council delegation. Read more here.

Natasha Beckman was joined by Stephen Stenning, the Director of Culture and Development at the British Council, for a captivating wānanga (workshop) at University College London. This was part of the “Te Tūmahanatanga Tawhiti” Summer Learning Programme, a collaboration between UK-based group Te Maru o Hinemihi and their partners, Ngā Kohinga Whakairo o Hinemihi from Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more here.

News from The King's Trust Aotearoa New Zealand

First young person from New Zealand to win Global Young Achiever Award

For the first time ever someone from New Zealand has won the Global Young Achiever Award at The Prince's Trust awards in London. Tyson Nemukula is the talented self taught musician behind InDuna Music and has been supported with training, mentoring and He Kākano funding from the Trust's Enterprise Programme in New Zealand. The young entrepreneur was presented with his award by The Prince's Trust ambassador DJ Cuppy at a red carpet event at The Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London where he also performed for the audience. You can see him receive his award and his performance here.  Also, during his trip to the UK Tyson joined other winners and Celebrity Ambassadors at a special reception with His Majesty The King, at Buckingham Palace.

New Members

This month we are delighted to welcome

 - Auckland Philharmonia
- HealthTex Ltd
Web Antler NZ
Steve Nichols (Alliance Brokers)
Keith Ward (Anchored Advice)

Past Newsletters

April 2024 - in this issue

  • MFAT report on UK's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism 
  • British Franchise Association hosts webinar on New Zealand franchise opportunities
  • Member News -  Vantaset, KPMG, Home Recruitment, 
  • Other news - British Council and King's Trust news
  • Read here

March 2024 - in this issue

  • CPTPP progress, honey export guide
  • Using NZ Export credit
  • Member News -  HSBC, Oury Clark, Wild in Art, GBPensions
  • Other news - British Council and Prince's Trust news
  • Read here

February 2024 - in this issue

  • UK Gov roadshow, Trade Commissioner video
  • Resilientsupply chains
  • Member News -  Steens Honey, 4 Day Week, Eleven Thirteen
  • Other news - British Council and Prince's Trust news
  • Read here

January 2024 - in this issue

  • UK Customs changes, UK Gov roadshow
  • ISO Net Zero Guidelines
  • Member News -  Harmony Energy, Babcock, Cooks Coffee, Eden Park
  • Other news - British Council news
  • Read here

November 2023 - in this issue

  • OCS reaches 10 year milestone
  • NZTE offer tips on selling F&B products to the UK
  • Member News -  Arup, Tataki Auckland Unlimited, Turner & Townsend
  • Other news - British Council news
  • Read here

October 2023 - in this issue

  • NZTE report on how the New Zealand tech sector is viewed overseas
  • The Science Lab at the End of the World
  • Member News -  Babcock, Paul Beare, Southern Pastures, Admin Army, Arup, DLA Piper
  • Other news - British Council news
  • Read here

September 2023 - in this issue

  • UK-NZ FTA development on qualifications
  • The UK enacts legislation to digitalise trade documentation
  • Member News -  Jaguar Land Rover, Hazel Barlow, Emma Lewisham, Paul Beare, Method Recycling
  • Other news - British Council news
  • Read here

August 2023 - in this issue

  • NZTE on selling f&b into the UK
  • The UK enacts legislation to digitalise trade documentation
  • Member News -  BSI, Babcock, Duncan Cotterill, Turner Hopkins, Cooks Coffee, MinterEllison, 
  • Other news - British Council news
  • Read here

July 2023 - in this issue

  • UK joins CPTPP
  • The UK enacts legislation to digitalise trade documentation
  • Member News -  Casey Wishart, Qatar Airways, Paul Beare, Turner Hopkins
  • Other news - British Council news
  • Read here

May 2023 - in this issue

  • FTA enters into force 
  • The Future of Shipping
  • Member News -  Lewis Road Creamery, Paul Beare, Supply Chain Solutions
  • Other news - British Council news
  • Read here

April 2023 - in this issue

  • David Mundell re-appointed UK Trade Envoy
  • MFAT reviews digital trade policy
  • Member News -  Sunrise Coaching, Waiheke Distilling, JMI Wealth, BNZ, Southern Pastures
  • Other news - British Council news
  • Read here






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