Business Building Block Series



Business Building Block Series 2018-2019

The Chamber is excited to confirm the 2018-19 Business Building Block workshop streams on offer to help businesses upskill and develop their workforce. Our new streams cover a wide range of business issues that owners and employees need to be aware of.

The new streams are:                                           

  • Sales
  • Technology
  • Legal Risk
  • Financial and accounting
  • Marketing and strategy

The Business Building Block series will allow business owners to map out your training in advance, ensuring all areas of your business is armed with best-practice knowledge and up-to-date techniques.

The Chamber is partnering with specialists with proven results to deliver the streams and we introduce them below.

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Presenter: ActionCOACH                       
Bruce Wilson is a Master Business Coach Representing ActionCOACH, the World’s No1 Business Coaching Firm.  Bruce took on the challenge of being the first licensed ActionCOACH business coach in the South Island of New Zealand in April 1999.
The ActionCOACH system of accelerating business growth by increasing profit, implementing effective systems and developing sales and marketing strategies have given proven, profitable results to the extent that Bruce has had some of his clients achieving profit increases of 127% in a matter of 12 months and others reducing their hours worked from 65 hours to 5 hours per week.

Contact: Bruce Wilson, Licensed Business Coach Mobile: 021 636 629

Presenter: BlueberryIT            
BlueBerryIT, The regions favourite IT provider are proud of our long association with the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and delighted to be part of this year’s series of Business Building Block workshops.  With topics that include Digital Disruption, Staying Safe in an ever-connected world, Office 365 – what’s in IT for me? and the IT Puzzle – what goes where?, the BlueBerry bunch are committed to educating and enabling our beautiful region on a digital journey beyond what we know today.

Contact: Allan Willoughby, General Manager ddi: 03 54804923

Presenter: Duncan Cotterill                  

Duncan Cotterill is the only national law firm in Tasman and Marlborough, offering a combination of full service and specialist expertise in employment, health and safety, litigation, corporate and commercial, resource management, private client and overseas investment. We’ve attracted lawyers with fantastic national and global experience who’ve gravitated here for the opportunities to mix stimulating work with a great lifestyle. Our clients include SME’s and corporates operating across a range of industries including fisheries, viticulture, forestry, aviation and service sectors.

Contact: Brian Nathan, Partner ddi: 03 989 1062 Mobile: 029 201 1746 Email:

Presenter: Malloch McClean                

At Malloch McClean we are your Business Development Team! We pride ourselves on helping business owners with the things that keep them awake at night. We do this by being there when it counts and providing business owners with what we call the big 3, Business Plan, Cashflow Forecasts, and Ongoing Quarterly Focus Sessions. Of course, we take care of the numbers too, but to really make a difference we are all about increasing business owner’s confidence so that they can achieve their business and personal goals.

Contact: Manoli Aerakis, Principal Phone: 03 545 6565

Presenter: The Marketing Studio   
The Marketing Studio provides Consultation, Planning and Marketing Services. Whether you are new to the marketing game and need advice or are looking for a long-term relationship to build a marketing strategy, we aim to assist businesses in reaching their marketing and business goals.

Contact: Chris Butler, Owner Mobile: 021 224 4685