Membership

The EMA is proud to have been supporting and representing particularly SMEs for 134 years. Over the past financial year to June 30 2020 we have helped more than 7,400 businesses get through, transform and grow amid the challenge of COVID-19.

During the second half of the financial year this had a profound and enduring effect on our member businesses, which have needed our help more than ever to navigate increasingly fraught business and employment landscapes.

Over the past financial year our membership has remained stable, with 363 new members joining us to replace particularly smaller businesses who have either closed, or in a bid to cut costs wherever possible, had not been able to renew their membership.

We are proud of our retention rate of 88 per cent for our member businesses, who represent an estimated 280,000 employees from Taupo to Northland in a wide range of industries including manufacturing to construction, education, healthcare, export, retail, hospitality and professional services.

As in the previous financial year, the majority of our member businesses (42 per cent) had less than 10 employees; 35 per cent had between 11 and 50 employees; 10 per cent between 50 and 100; 10 per cent between 101 and 500; and three per cent more than 500.

We thank our members for their continued support and the revenue they generate through subscriptions which for the financial year to June 30 2020 was $7,247,148.

Our membership promise is to provide practical advice and support to help businesses succeed in today’s environment, and throughout this report you will see how we have achieved that in the past financial year.

363

companies became members of the EMA

363

companies became members of the EMA