South Canterbury Hub Update
We have just completed our Evaluation Report (which includes the Rural Business Network) for our funders and the South Canterbury RBN hub has come under close scrutiny.
To date, turnout has always been poor (24 at the launch and no more than 14 at subsequent events) and with the Mid Canterbury hub close by, we have noted that some SC RBN members have been attending those events. Mid Canterbury regularly has up to 100 attendees as does several other RBN hubs.
So after careful consideration we have decided to close the South Canterbury hub and incorporate the current members into the Mid Canterbury Hub which is only 30-60 minutes away for the majority of the members. It is not what was anticipated when the South Canterbury hub was launched and we are disappointed but as you can appreciate we have to justify every funding dollar.
We would like to thank you for your interest and support of the South Canterbury Rural Business Network and hope you will attend future Mid Canterbury RBN events.