From left to right: David, Hamish, Jannine, Emily, Josh, Jenny, Debra, Karen, Kristina, Briar, Arabella, Katrina, Shiree, Claire, Heather.
In 1990, Anne Joll saw a need for a Home and Garden Show event to create a market place where home occupiers could come and discuss with the experts all aspects of the home and garden with suppliers in one place. The Jade Promotions business started with just one show in Napier and has grown today to run the largest network of home and garden related shows in New Zealand which includes 11 shows across the North and South Islands.
In 2016, Anne decided it was time to relax and enjoy retirement in Nelson and the business was coincidentally sold to family relatives.
Josh & Emily Shanley, Tim McBeth and Hamish McBeth bought the business from the Joll family and continue to operate the eleven shows with the same great team under the new business name Jade Promotions and Events Limited. The new owners recognised the strength of the business to be the good systems and reputation for running good well attended events. Josh, Emily and Hamish continue in operational roles in the business and Tim is chairman of the board.
More about us:
Josh Shanley – Technical Director
Running events like our Home and Garden shows is quite a change from housing construction and managing a team of builders, but there is a lot of cross over with many of the show exhibitors displaying products and services I am familiar with. Problem solving skills are a must in this business – we have to be prepared for the unexpected! I enjoy spending time outdoors with our family and am a keen surfer.
Emily Shanley – Finance & Administration
My accounting background and passion for social media and marketing adds complimentary skills to our management team. I am really enjoying building Jade Promotions social media footprint which we believe is one of the keys to success in our business. Outside of work our family of 3 children keeps me well occupied.
Hamish McBeth- Managing Director
Coming from a corporate engineering background it was a breath of fresh air to be able to work in a family business making quick decisions that allows us to be nimble and reactive. Outside of the daily office work I like to stay fit with trail running, mountain biking and stand up paddle boarding, plus whatever other events and adventures are on at the time.