Cooperative Business NZ offers Corporate Associate membership to chosen businesses and organisations which wish to provide their products / services to Co-operative Businesses NZ’s Members and / or wish to support the co-operative business model and co-operative movement here in NZ. At present we have the following Members within this category:

  • Baycorp: debtor information and debt management
  • Buddle Findlay: legal including advice and guidance on NZ co-operative legislation
  • Deloitte: accounting, audit and financial advisory services
  • Faraday: advice and guidance to advisory boards for businesses that wish to addresses start-up, growth and exit challenges
  • ieRetail: specialist providers of bespoke training design and delivery focusing on leadership, retail, suppliers and business optimization
  • LBMX: leading provider of technology solutions for purchasing co-operatives, buying groups, members and their suppliers
  • Lifeline: Helping NZ’ers in crisis, 24/7 confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers
  • Sheffield Search: executive search and selection, organisational development
  • Silvereye: public relations and marketing communications consultancy
  • Syndex: digital technologies providing registry, administration, shareholder relations services and a share trading platform – all promoting and enhancing transparency, liquidity, independence and price discovery
  • Westlake Governance: best practice co-operative governance

Advisory Board Experts

Faraday is a member of The Advisory Board Centre, an independent body that educates companies on how they establish, work and benefit from professional advisory boards. It also supports a network of 200 certified chairs, approved advisors and experts that service the companies in business specific challenges and opportunities. These include growth, raising capital, and family members wanting to exit the business.

Baycorp: The easy solution for debt recovery

Established in 1956, New Zealand-based Baycorp means a great deal to businesses, co-ops and mutuals included, as the go-to solution to help with non-payment from debtors. Baycorp’s experience, processes and people help its clients to unlock debt, with robust credit reporting, in-house specialist legal action and field services options.


Our latest Corporate Associate Member, LBMX delivers real-time technology and unrivalled industry expertise to help purchasing co-operatives, buying groups and their independent members harness their buying power.

Lifeline – needed more than ever

Lifeline Aotearoa has been helping New Zealanders in crisis for over 50 years – and its services are needed more than ever today. Free community helplines (Lifeline 24/7, Suicide Crisis Helpline, Kidsline) as well as text support service HELP (4357) are answered by qualified counsellors and trained volunteers from call centres in Auckland and Christchurch.

Sheffield: Sourcing, selecting, shaping leaders

With a history spanning over 55 years, Sheffield is a trusted adviser to New Zealand's public, private and co-operative sectors. Their consultants' experience and expert judgment, combined with proven methodologies, ensure that organisations get the best talent and the best out of their talent.

Solid co-op client base

ieRetail is a leading specialist provider of training design and delivery, capability development programmes and business optimisation services to the retail, supplier and services industries in New Zealand. Established in 2003, its New Zealand business, with a solid co-op client base, has expanded to include clients in the EU, UK, USA, Australia, and South Africa, covering a diverse range of major companies.

Syndex: digital technologies

Auckland-based Syndex is New Zealand’s first online exchange for proportionally-owned assets — a marketplace for individuals who invest directly in alternative investments held in proportional ownership structures.

Westlake Governance: Building leading teams

Westlake Governance Limited is a globally-focused, New Zealand-based consulting business with its founder, Richard Westlake, a popular and very effective presenter at Cooperative Business NZ’s governance seminars for several years now.

Presentations made at CAM Day, 1st May 2019

For introductions and key contact details, please contact Cooperative Business NZ CEO, Craig Presland.