What we do

The Nelson Tasman Business Trust (NTBT) was established in 1993 as an independent, non-profit organisation, to provide free assistance and advice to both start up and existing businesses in the Nelson Tasman region. Talk to us if you would like a free consultation and business advisory, to be matched to a mentor, or are keen to connect to training and networking opportunities.

Each year through NTBT:

  • 100+ businesses are matched to a mentor
  • 300+ businesses receive a free and confidential consultation
  • 570+ business owners attend training and networking meetings
  • 530+ referrals to access further support
  • Hundreds of thousands of dollars of in-kind contributions are made to the local economy

The Trust receives excellent levels of satisfaction and recommendation from client surveys.


Sarah Holmes, Trust Manager


"This team is the best and any new business in Nelson not using their services is missing out on huge potential for advice, guidance and support."

P. Jamieson


Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are:

  • Ian Kearney (Chairman)
  • Julian Clark
  • Wayne Jackson
  • Sacha MacDonald
  • Kit Maling
  • Craig Smith
  • Nigel Teal
  • Laura Loghry
  • Anna Salek
  • Cr Judene Edgar (Council Liaison)

Commercial sponsors


Community Sponsors


NZ Partners


Local Supporters