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
  • 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

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.

Silvereye: Engaging with decision-makers

Silvereye is a Wellington-based full service public relations and marketing communications consultancy. They help clients connect to, engage with and influence the people that matter to their business.

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.

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