Plan A Consulting Approved by NZ Trade and Enterprise

February 18th, 2011

PlanA Consulting based in Napier has been approved by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) as a partner in its Regional Partner Network Programme.

This means that qualifying businesses can access government funding for training, coaching or other business capability up-skilling services.    Part funding of 50% (up to a maximum of $5000 in any one year) may be available for those businesses which have fewer than 50 employees and are already operating in a commercial environment.

After a business is assessed, vouchers can be redeemed for training or coaching in subjects such as business planning, marketing, finance, business systems, staff management, governance, sustainability, lean manufacturing, business operations, and/or exporting.    Training and coaching is delivered only through providers who have been registered with NZTE.

Director of PlanA Consulting John Hutchinson says that this is a huge advantage for small business in Hawkes Bay.     ‘The voucher programme means that some businesses that previously may not have had the capacity to engage outside advisors can now do so with the aim to increase efficiencies, productivity and importantly profitability’.

For more information on the Network Programme visit :

Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce

NZTE website

John Hutchinson at PlanA Consulting

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