Our vision, your success   

The Otago Southland Employers’ Association (Employers') is a trusted business partner that has been providing flexible access to quality-based, value-driven professional services and business support to our 1,400 plus member organisations for over 120 years.

Our vision is to build successful businesses in Otago and Southland. 

Our aim is to provide you with

  • The very best of highly personal local support, training and events for enterprise and networking

  • Easy access to regional and national initiatives, lobbying, representation and resources that help build enterprise capability and success.  

Employers' is a founding member of Business New Zealand, New Zealand's largest and most influential voice for businesses and employers. 

In addition, we manage and deliver training programmes on behalf of Export New Zealand and New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) in Otago and Southland and act as the Otago agent for Business Mentors New Zealand. 

While our "1890 legacy" continues to underpin what we do, we have developed, and will further develop to maintain our premier business partner position in the region.  

Being a member has its advantages!

We look forward to working with you, your team and your organisation.



John Scandrett
Chief Executive