Our Partners

We Are Not Alone

Our partners help make the work we do at CELF possible. We are honoured to have these incredible partners supporting and enabling CELF’s leadership development programme.

Delivery Partner

The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio. With around 13,000 students and 1,500 staff, we offer a distinctive and rewarding university experience, while pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.


Programme Partners


APL have been successfully designing, developing and manufacturing windows and doors for the New Zealand building industry since 1971. APL has evolved into a large company, creating roles for like-minded people up and down the country. 


Braemar Hospital

Braemar Hospital opened in April 2009 and is one of the most modern and well-equipped surgical hospitals in the country. The hospital offers both day and inpatient private surgery services and an increasing number of medical services.

We are proud to serve the people of the greater Waikato region and beyond.



Foster Group is a Commercial Construction Company with offices in Hamilton and the Bay of Plenty and is committed to providing Development, Construction, Engineering and Maintenance services for the complete life cycle of property
Fosters’ purpose is ‘Building great communities through strong foundations.



Industrial Site Services Ltd (ISS) was formed in 1991 to answer the call of the industry to supply reliable, professional and innovative solutions to the rigging, scaffolding, engineering and heavy transport sectors. As a family business, where customer service is paramount, ISS has won multiple awards for projects along with many industry organisation awards for excellence.


Golden Homes

For over 30 years, Golden Homes have been working alongside New Zealanders to build beautiful, high-quality homes specifically designed for New Zealand lifestyles and conditions. During our years of experience, we have perfected our craft to the finest of details, ensuring a high standard of all specifications.


Montage Kitchens & Joinery

Montage Kitchens & Joinery was established in 1980 and has grown to now install Kitchens & Joinery across the Waikato, Bay of Plenty & South Auckland. With a philosophy to custom design and manufacture the highest quality cabinetry, all at the best possible price. 


Prolife Foods

Prolife Foods is a global food company based in New Zealand. We have an exciting portfolio of FMCG brands, market-leading Self Selection products, and a vertically integrated honey production capability.


Schick Civil Construction

Any lasting structure has to be built on solid foundations. Since 1986 our commitment to delivering on time, on budget, on spec and safely, has helped us build an organisation whose unconditional focus is on providing excellent,  end to end solutions at any scale, large or small.


WEL Energy Trust

WEL Energy Trust was formed in 1993 as a one-third shareholder of WEL Networks Ltd, which is the electricity distribution business operating in the Waikato region. WEL Networks Ltd also holds an 85% shareholding in Waikato Networks Limited (WNL) which owns 100% of Ultrafast Fibre Limited (UFF). The Trust now holds 100% ownership of WEL Networks Ltd, with all customer shares being acquired in 1999. 


Waikato Construction Management

Originally formed in 2008, WCML challenge the norm within the construction sector bringing together conventional building methods with quality cold form steel products and tapered box beam alternatives through the Waikato Coresteel Building Franchise to design purpose built facilities.

Based in the small Waikato town of Te Awamutu, WCML is a proud local company that supports the local community.


Supporting Partners

Courtney Haines Communications Consulting

Whether you are launching a new service, starting a new business, or you just want some help getting your communications back on track, I engage with people to help them communicate effectively and with confidence.

Need to get to the bottom of some important pieces of communication in a hurry? I have designed a suite of workshops to help you quickly and easily get to the bottom of your key areas of communication.



At KPMG, we are focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand – for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s why we’re passionate about helping New Zealand’s businesses succeed, the public sector to achieve more, and our communities to grow.

This is more than a goal - it’s our reason for being.


People in Mind

Business is about people. Many businesses know that their staff are an important link in the business process, but how many know how important they are as business owners to that employment process. Owning a business is a challenge anytime. Knowing you have the support of an experienced HR Advisor can be the difference between looking forward to the challenge and dreading it. And when it comes to employment relations, People in Mind is the answer!


Thank you to our partners for supporting our mission to grow a stronger Waikato.

Are you ready to be a part of transforming your community through leadership?

Join our partners.


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