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Telarc Supports Nation’s SMEs

Media Release

7th December 2012

Telarc Supports Nation’s SMEs by Partnering with Business Mentors New Zealand

Telarc, the country's leading ISO Standards certifying body has become a Partner Patron sponsor of Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ), the not for profit organisation which provides a national business mentoring service to support the development and growth of New Zealand’s small to medium sized enterprises.

‘We are looking forward to becoming involved with Business Mentors New Zealand,’ says Telarc CEO, Peter Rose. ‘We believe that the success of New Zealand’s SME sector and therefore the economy as a whole depends on our ability to improve standards. We annually assess the management systems of over 2,000 organisations across both public and private sectors. As a Crown Entity Subsidiary, our aim is to help companies become compliant, thus ensuring higher growth rates for sales, employment, payroll, and average annual earnings. We also assist in reducing running costs and reduce overall risk, while ensuring the efficient use of resources, promoting stakeholder reassurance and industry compliance.’


Ray Schofield, CEO of Business Mentors New Zealand welcomes Telarc’s decision to support the SME sector through the volunteer mentoring programme.

He says: ‘Business Mentors New Zealand is a non-profit organisation, which is largely funded by patrons from the private sector. Without the support of our sponsors, such as Telarc, we would not be able to keep providing our free mentoring service to companies across New Zealand.’


Telarc works with a range of standards and accreditations, including the globally recognised Quality Management System ISO 9001, Environmental ISO 14001, PEFC, FSC, Health and Safety ASNZS 4801 and Public Safety 7901.


Business Mentors provides access to 1,900 volunteer mentors (who provide their experience, skill and knowledge free of charge), and the focus is on developing capability, profitability, and employment generation. Since the organisation was established in 1991, Business Mentors has assisted over 60,000 small to medium businesses. It is funded largely by patrons from the private sector, with additional support from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

For more information on Business Mentors New Zealand, visit www.businessmentors.org.nz

For more information on Telarc visit www.telarc.co.nz


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