Economic Development

The Giblin Group team has a deep understanding of regional New Zealand and the key characteristics of the NZ economy, business environment and markets.

The Giblin Group team has a deep understanding of regional New Zealand and the key characteristics of the NZ economy, business environment and markets. We know how central & local government works, we understand business and community needs, and we have strong strategic and economic-related skills. We bring these components together to deliver high-quality and effective advice for our clients.

Giblin Group can assist you with the following economic development areas:

  • Developing an economic strategy and/or economic action plan
  • Conducting a feasibility study and/or building a business case
  • Building and running an effective community and business engagement process (based on co-design principles), including assistance with facilitating meetings, workshops or town hall-style events
  • Long term planning related to climate change and technological disruption
  • Assistance with futures, foresight and environmental scanning work

The Giblin Group also has an extensive network of collaborators in areas such as energy, trade/exporting, urban development, and the labour market. We can partner with others to deliver the advice you need.  

Since 2011 I have worked with Jenni and Christine on a number of highly successful fundraising initiatives in support of the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Project. With their help and expertise, we have raised more than $28.8m from central government and Lottery sources. The Giblin Group are a pleasure to work with and have provided great advice on many occasions concerning communications and public engagement. I can certainly recommend their services.

Greg Anderson, Director, Sarjeant Gallery

Giblin Group supported Blue Oyster with developing a robust Revenue Generation Strategy that took into account the specific needs of our organisation and activity. Jenni and Jess offered substantial advice and support in, not only establishing this strategy but giving us helpful tools for implementation and always prioritised sustainability throughout. Their enthusiasm for our space and activity was truly felt and appreciated – our relationship with them will be nourished and valued well into the future.

Grace Ryder, Gallery Director, Blue Oyster Gallery

“As our thinking evolved, Giblin Group showed a steady commitment to deepen their understanding of our needs. We always looked forward to our coaching sessions which were stimulating and inspiring. Jess and Jenni became valued colleagues that supported and provoked thinking with rigour and generosity. They’re now not only valuable advocates for BATS but part of our whānau.”

Jonty Hendry - General Manager, BATS Theatre

“Jenni did a fantastic job in helping us to secure critical partnerships and funding support for our internationally significant Len Lye Centre project – what’s more we really enjoyed working with her.”

Barbara McKerrow - Former CEO New Plymouth District Council

“Giblin Group’s knowledge of government practices and procedures on a national and local level is invaluable, and I often find that they are well connected with staff and officials on all levels of Government. Giblin Group scopes their assignments well, provides accurate cost estimates for their services, delivers within the agreed timeframes and always deliver excellent quality work – no project manager can really ask for more!”

Kritzo Venter, Senior Stormwater Engineer, Wanganui District Council

“The work that the Giblin Group completed, in collaboration with our staff, was instrumental in the success the project has had in securing significant funding to this key City initiative. In particular we have found the experience of the Giblin Group to been invaluable in seeking funding from a variety of sources in an increasingly challenging environment.”

Lance Vervoort, General Manager – Community, Hamilton City Council