Why Sponsor TYP?

TYP exists to connect its members with inspiration, education and their community. We believe that by hosting great business and social events for young professionals, we can make Taranaki a more attractive place to live, work and play.

In 2017, TYP received a Highly Commended award in the Not-for-Profit category at the TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards . This award recognised TYP’s contribution to Taranaki and the strength of our governance processes.

TYP is seeking sponsors for 2019. You can find information about our sponsorship packages here.

For more information (including TYP’s sponsorship terms and conditions) please contact Portia Smith at info@typ.co.nz.

TYP sponsors


witt (western institute of technology at taranaki)

platinum Sponsor

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) is the largest tertiary provider in Taranaki, delivering industry-relevant training to students at all stages of the learning journey. From certificates to degrees, WITT offers programmes that meet the needs of learners, employers and industries. Look out for our partnership event early next year where you will learn more about WITT and the programmes they have to offer. In the meantime visit them today at https://www.witt.ac.nz/ to learn more.


BDO New Zealand

Silver Sponsor

BDO Taranaki provides a comprehensive array of assurance, tax, and business advisory services. However, we believe our point of difference is working closely with our clients to understand their goals and providing the right structures and business advice to support them along their journey.

We also pride ourselves in going that extra mile - to ensure that our clients are accessing whatever is available appropriate to their business by using our extensive internal and external networks locally, throughout New Zealand and globally. BDO Taranaki is registered with NZTE to provide capability voucher training, a contracted mentor to Te Puni Kokiri Maori Business Facilitation Service, and partners with other smart businesses to deliver exceptional client service.

We are here for the long term and value our client relationships.  We support you and walk with our clients from the initial stages of setup to assisting you in growing your business and we have a great team to do this. Our team approach means that there is always someone available to assist you, and someone that knows your business.

We keep our clients in touch regularly with relevant newsletters, publications, networking events, seminars, BDO Business Incubator and our annual BDO Business Expo and BDO Farming Expo.

Not only do we back our clients, but we also back our community supporting some great events such as the BDO Around the Mountain Cycle Challenge, the BDO Business and Farming Expos and the BDO East to West Charity Ride 2018.


TSB new zealand

silver sponsor

TSB is a 100% New Zealand owned bank which has been putting its customers first for almost 170 years.

We’re proud to call Taranaki our home. We are owned by the TSB Community Trust and that means our profits stay in the region and benefit communities and people as a result.

TSB is part of your community and that’s why we support innovative and successful local organisations like TYP, which help enhance our region.

Find out more at tsb.co.nz.


Stephanie murray mortgages

2019 Ball Sponsor

Stephanie Murray Mortgages has over 15 years of lending experience at large NZ banks and a network of professionals to help you get onto the property ladder. With their head office located in New Plymouth, SMM also services the Taranaki region as well as offices in the Wellington and the Coromandel area.

Buying a home can be a stressful process, there are a number of factors that need to be considered. The advisors do all the hard work for you to try to make it as enjoyable and stress-free as possible as well as having your best interest in mind (all at no cost). This is an extremely valuable asset to have when looking to purchase your very first home.

Unlike going directly to a bank we negotiate with those banks using our professional experience to seek the best deal for you.

We love to deal with first home buyers, seasoned investors and those embarking on a building project. We also find it a rewarding challenge to restructure existing lending to better suit clients’ needs and budgets and save them money.

If you are looking to get into the property market the team at SMM would love to hear from you for a free consultation.