Napier City Business Incorporated

Napier City Business Inc was first incorporated in 1998. Although our look and feel has evolved over the years, our primary focus is still much the same. We represent around 450 members and landlords who reside within our membership boundary. The boundary is Marine Parade from the right-hand side of Browning Street to Vautier Street and goes to Clive Square, up Tennyson and everything in between. We are an independent organisation,  funded by the way of a targeted levy on all commercial buildings in the rateable area (see Map) based on the capital value of the buildings that are within this boundary plus a contribution from the Napier City Council.

We are a small team of 3 people or 1.7FTEs. Our functions cover marketing members, business support, arts & heritage, operations, advocacy, and strategy. In simple terms, we are the connectors, celebrators, educators and advocators of all things in the Napier CBD.  We enable activities that promote the economic development of the area, assist with the attraction and retention of new business and act as the voice of  Napier City.


All businesses that fall within the area below are automatically NCBI members by nature of falling within the rateable area

Member Make-up

Our graph shows the makeup of our NCBI members

Napier member graph export

NCBI Staff

Pip Thompson – General Manager –

Andrea Johnston Taylor – Events & Sponsorship Manager –

Eliza Ryall – Membership Liaison & Social Media Manager –

NCBI Board

Kim Hooper – Chairman – Building Owner and resident of the CBD

Dan Browne – Owner/Operator of Indelible

Jane Libby – Manager, Napier iSite

Justin Leydesdorff – Owner/Operator of Stirling Sports Napier

Lizzie Russell – Owner/Operator of Tennyson Gallery

Napier City Council Representative – Councillor Sally Crown

Treasurer – Heidi Dunlop, Partner, Navigator Accounting

Trish Hall – Hall Consulting


‘An Eternally Attractive Napier CBD:  Measured by the number of people who desire to work, live & play in the CBD’


‘Be the Connectors, Celebrators, Educators and Advocators of all things in the Napier CBD’


NCBI will look to achieve this vision by focusing on:

Vibrancy – measured by the foot traffic in the CBD

Turnover – measured by sales in the CBD

If you would like more information on this strategy, please contact

Contact us

Physical address :
1/12 Dickens Street, Napier CBD

Postal address : PO Box 526, Napier, 4140

Phone : 06 – 834-3916

Email :

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All businesses within the area outlined above are automatically a member of NCBI by nature of being located within the rateable area. If you are new to town, and would like to meet with us, please email

If your business falls outside this area, we have an associate membership available for a small fee. Please fill in the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.