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ChristchurchNZ Wins Award

For City-Wide Approach To Growing Businesses and Jobs

Credit: Colin McDiarmid

ChristchurchNZ has been recognised nationally for its approach to growing more high-value businesses and jobs.

The award for ‘Best Practice for Integrated Economic Development Planning’ was presented to ChristchurchNZ at the Economic Development New Zealand (EDNZ) Gala Awards 2021, held in Palmerston North.

The award acknowledged Ōtautahi Christchurch’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem which, through collaboration agreements among a network of partners, guarantees annual support of 40 to 60 businesses with high-growth potential as well as over 200 entrepreneurs.

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Christchurch's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

The annual awards held by EDNZ is a celebration of economic development best practice and excellence and are an affirmation of the positive role regional economic development agencies play.

Boyd Warren General Manager – Innovation and Business Growth at ChristchurchNZ said he was thrilled to accept the award.

Boyd Warren ChristchurchNZ General Manager Headshot

We’re blessed here in Ōtautahi to have a pipeline of bold, innovative entrepreneurs but also a solid team of passionate city leaders and organisations who work together to push for bigger and better outcomes.

Boyd Warren General Manager – Innovation and Business Growth at ChristchurchNZ

“We’re blessed here in Ōtautahi to have a pipeline of bold, innovative entrepreneurs but also a solid team of passionate city leaders and organisations who work together to push for bigger and better outcomes.

(L to R) Patrick McVeigh Economic Development NZ Board Member with ChristchurchNZ’s Sophie Jones, Dianna Rhodes, Simon Anderson and Boyd Warren.

“Our ecosystem is founded on teamwork, so ngā mihi nui to our teammates at ThincLab, Te Ōhaka, KiwiNet, Canterbury Angels, Ara Institute of Canterbury, University of Canterbury, Ministry of Social Development, FoodSouth and Ministry of Awesome.”

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