Business Support

We can help advise or refer you to assistance for your business development.

We can assist with everything from setting up introductions with potential investors to finding premises and negotiating leases or securing permits and consents.
Porirua City is a hub of business growth and innovation. We have more self-employed people as a percentage of population than in the whole of New Zealand! 

Self-employment rate, 2016.  Porirua City 20.4%, New Zealand 18%.

Start up support

Come and have a coffee with one of our business advisors and talk through your needs for  starting your business – from assessing feasibility to registering a domain name, to the pros and cons of where to locate or how to find other small business support.

We also have a communal business hub in the city for sole traders and start up companies to network and collaborate. Check out Porirua Co-Work in the city, and Porirua Chamber of Commerce.

Growing your business

Businesses need to grow and progress in order to stay relevant and profitable. The Porirua City Growth team can help you navigate any business hurdles and we work closely with many other organisations to ensure that, collectively, we are able to best help your business. We can connect you with specialist advisors, potential investors,government assistance ... or connect you with a business mentor to guide you through your business growth phase.

Get in touch with usenquiries@poriruacity.govt.nz

Relocating your business to Porirua

Relocating your business to Porirua can provide you with the space and resources you need to grow.  Porirua has a strong growing local economy, availability of skilled and non skilled staff  and a thriving business sector. The City can offer a range of affordable commercial property available for lease or purchase, as well as land ideal for those that require a purpose built facility.  

Our central location with the ease of access Transmission Gully will provide to the wider region and elsewhere offers fantastic opportunities for businesses.

We will provide you with case management through the process including securing the necessary consents.

Get in touch with our Business Development Advisor Clare Nolan at clare.nolan@poriruacity.govt.nz or phone 0274 525 628.

Business Façade Programme

As part of our City Centre Revitalisation project, we are offering grants to help business owners in Central Porirua show off their premises through our Building Façade Programme.

We have a limited number of $1500 grants available to businesses to put towards painting, plastering, and signage. We also offer a $500 grant for design as part of this process.

If you are a business with fewer than 25 employees, based on a ground floor commercial property in Porirua City’s centre (Cobham Court, Hartham Place North, Hartham Place South, Serlby Place, Lydney Place South, Kilkerran Place or Hagley Street), you may be eligible to apply for a grant.