Meet Our Team.

We’ve succeeded in the past (and will continue to do so in the future) thanks to the combined efforts of the people you see here. We are a multifaceted but close-knit team with a focus on continually improving who we are and what we do. With many perspectives and one vision our team will continue to strive to deliver excellence allowing you to let us take care of the rest.

Alberta Brodie

Marketing Team Leader

From accounts to website maintenance to social posting and photography, my role is vast and varied. I enjoy helping to deliver inspiring content to our customers. I love working alongside my family who allow me to experiment and fail or succeed. We have a great team and I am supported. I am looking forward to growing my knowledge and experience. I’m passionate about sustainable tourism and Keeping New Zealand Beautiful and am excited about growing our business in this space. I am a morning person always starting the day early. I am inspired by learning new stuff and getting up to a new day because every day is something different. I enjoy music and photography have a bad habit of spending money (especially on shoes).

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Alberta Brodie

Marketing Team Leader

From accounts to website maintenance to social posting and photography, my role is vast and varied. I enjoy helping to deliver inspiring content to our customers. I love working alongside my family who allow me to experiment and fail or succeed. We have a great team and I am supported. I am looking forward to growing my knowledge and experience. I’m passionate about sustainable tourism and Keeping New Zealand Beautiful and am excited about growing our business in this space. I am a morning person always starting the day early. I am inspired by learning new stuff and getting up to a new day because every day is something different. I enjoy music and photography have a bad habit of spending money (especially on shoes).

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Braden Hopkins

Marketing
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Braden Hopkins

Marketing
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Celine Husband

Account Manager

I love working at Vendella because of the team! Everyone is so friendly and helpful no matter if it’s with work or personal life. It feels like family already! Here at Vendella I am the bubbly person on the end of the phone helping with any inquires and placing orders. What gets me out of bed in the morning? I would say getting to come to work with a lovely bunch of people who all share one goal. I love spending time with my young nieces and nephew, playing sports and going on adventures with friends.

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Celine Husband

Account Manager

I love working at Vendella because of the team! Everyone is so friendly and helpful no matter if it’s with work or personal life. It feels like family already! Here at Vendella I am the bubbly person on the end of the phone helping with any inquires and placing orders. What gets me out of bed in the morning? I would say getting to come to work with a lovely bunch of people who all share one goal. I love spending time with my young nieces and nephew, playing sports and going on adventures with friends.

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Conor Bourke

Procurement

The main thing I enjoy about Vendella is the atmosphere. The work environment is really good, and this probably ties back to the values which makes it really good for me and my team. It’s just a good place to work. Here at Vendella I help to develop and purchase stock from around the world, and within New Zealand. We work with our manufacturers to use the best materials to ensure our customers get quality products at affordable prices. Although my wife kicks me out of bed each morning I am inspired by my family, to provide for them and having personal respect for myself to do something good with my life. I want to work hard for Vendella because you feel like you’re one of the family. I love football and being a pom, I suppose you’re born with that.

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Conor Bourke

Procurement

The main thing I enjoy about Vendella is the atmosphere. The work environment is really good, and this probably ties back to the values which makes it really good for me and my team. It’s just a good place to work. Here at Vendella I help to develop and purchase stock from around the world, and within New Zealand. We work with our manufacturers to use the best materials to ensure our customers get quality products at affordable prices. Although my wife kicks me out of bed each morning I am inspired by my family, to provide for them and having personal respect for myself to do something good with my life. I want to work hard for Vendella because you feel like you’re one of the family. I love football and being a pom, I suppose you’re born with that.

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Glenn Perry

Account Manager – Guest & Supply

What I love about Vendella? The company values that truly reflect on a day to day basis. Really positive and helpful staff I work with who go the extra mile to help each other and our customers. I’m an account manager so it’s all about meeting new and existing customers and getting to know them and how their business operates. Understanding their expectations on product and service. Offer solutions to product inquiry’s and trying to make business easy. What inspires me to get out of bed? Life I guess. The kids are adults now so don’t have little ones around the house but life is forever changing all the time as we all know. There is always some new thing I have on my radar to focus on. Be it short term or long term. Vendella is based in Timaru but I am in the Auckland team so born and bred in Auckland. West Auckland and still living out west. I have a love of big classic American cars.

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Glenn Perry

Account Manager – Guest & Supply

What I love about Vendella? The company values that truly reflect on a day to day basis. Really positive and helpful staff I work with who go the extra mile to help each other and our customers. I’m an account manager so it’s all about meeting new and existing customers and getting to know them and how their business operates. Understanding their expectations on product and service. Offer solutions to product inquiry’s and trying to make business easy. What inspires me to get out of bed? Life I guess. The kids are adults now so don’t have little ones around the house but life is forever changing all the time as we all know. There is always some new thing I have on my radar to focus on. Be it short term or long term. Vendella is based in Timaru but I am in the Auckland team so born and bred in Auckland. West Auckland and still living out west. I have a love of big classic American cars.

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Greg Richards

New Business & Account Manager – Guest

I have the privilege of working with a great team here at Vendella and really look forward to each day as an opportunity to increase our customer fan base! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and young family (preferably somewhere close to the ocean).

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Greg Richards

New Business & Account Manager – Guest

I have the privilege of working with a great team here at Vendella and really look forward to each day as an opportunity to increase our customer fan base! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and young family (preferably somewhere close to the ocean).

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Jim Boakes

Account Manager – Guest

I love this job! The people, the team. We’ve got the best chocolates here. It’s a real privilege to be working at Vendella I help people raise the guest expectation as in providing good bedding products and in room items that really set a higher standard, so they can increase their revenue, in turn increasing their bottom line. Its pretty rewarding when you see a review come through from a guest to one of our customers saying how much they loved staying at their place. I love waking up to sunshine.

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Jim Boakes

Account Manager – Guest

I love this job! The people, the team. We’ve got the best chocolates here. It’s a real privilege to be working at Vendella I help people raise the guest expectation as in providing good bedding products and in room items that really set a higher standard, so they can increase their revenue, in turn increasing their bottom line. Its pretty rewarding when you see a review come through from a guest to one of our customers saying how much they loved staying at their place. I love waking up to sunshine.

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Kerry Evans

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Jonno Hines

Warehouse Team Leader

I am one of the warehouse crew that pick and pack customer orders (and chocolate) to ensure that our quality products are dispatched on the same day. I love the positivity and family atmosphere and the feeling of not just being another employee but a valued member of the company. My wife and two girls inspire me to get out of bed each day and the great team at Vendella make coming to work each day easy. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family which includes walking our beloved dog Lexi and continuing my long time love of table tennis which my elder daughter has now taken up too.

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Jonno Hines

Warehouse Team Leader

I am one of the warehouse crew that pick and pack customer orders (and chocolate) to ensure that our quality products are dispatched on the same day. I love the positivity and family atmosphere and the feeling of not just being another employee but a valued member of the company. My wife and two girls inspire me to get out of bed each day and the great team at Vendella make coming to work each day easy. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family which includes walking our beloved dog Lexi and continuing my long time love of table tennis which my elder daughter has now taken up too.

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Kathy Shu

Procurement Team Leader

I love working for Vendella because we are like one big family and you feel like you can be yourself. Sometimes I’m under pressure but I really love my day being filled with lots of challenges. I want to do everything I can to make the company better. I focus on innovations and product development. So, watch out I’m going to bring a lot more stuff to the company! I am a workaholic with 2 babies at the moment I am doing my best to get the work-life balance right.

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Kathy Shu

Procurement Team Leader

I love working for Vendella because we are like one big family and you feel like you can be yourself. Sometimes I’m under pressure but I really love my day being filled with lots of challenges. I want to do everything I can to make the company better. I focus on innovations and product development. So, watch out I’m going to bring a lot more stuff to the company! I am a workaholic with 2 babies at the moment I am doing my best to get the work-life balance right.

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Laetitia Smit

Account Manager

I love working here because Vendella care about their people, their clients and the environment. We have Vendella Values that shows in everything we do. I am part of the great Account Management team and working with clients and people in general is my passion. I do my part in delivering greatness to offer friendly and efficient service to our clients, because our clients are valuable. Waking up in the morning is easy if you have a passion for what you do. I enjoy my work tremendously and waking up to my beautiful children gives my life so much meaning. I try to live my life in such a way that I know my kids can look up to me and be proud of me. I am happily married with 4 beautiful children. I am originally from South Africa, so I love biltong! I love discovering new places in beautiful New Zealand with my family and sharing life experiences with them. Besides that I consider myself a foodie and love trying new cuisines.

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Laetitia Smit

Account Manager

I love working here because Vendella care about their people, their clients and the environment. We have Vendella Values that shows in everything we do. I am part of the great Account Management team and working with clients and people in general is my passion. I do my part in delivering greatness to offer friendly and efficient service to our clients, because our clients are valuable. Waking up in the morning is easy if you have a passion for what you do. I enjoy my work tremendously and waking up to my beautiful children gives my life so much meaning. I try to live my life in such a way that I know my kids can look up to me and be proud of me. I am happily married with 4 beautiful children. I am originally from South Africa, so I love biltong! I love discovering new places in beautiful New Zealand with my family and sharing life experiences with them. Besides that I consider myself a foodie and love trying new cuisines.

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Leon Brodie

Director

Working with a great team, seeing the business grow and looking after the people that work here is what I enjoy about working at Vendella. One of the things I really get enjoyment out of is innovating new products. We are expanding our furniture range quite extensively so that’s another cool thing about working here. There are two jobs I do. Pay the bills which doesn’t exactly help the customers, it helps our suppliers. I look after foreign exchange and overseas payments. I work with the innovations team to come up with new products that meet the needs of the market. I get out of bed every morning because it’s not really a cool place to stay any longer than you need to. I’m inspired to get out of bed to get to work and get stuck in with the team.

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Leon Brodie

Director

Working with a great team, seeing the business grow and looking after the people that work here is what I enjoy about working at Vendella. One of the things I really get enjoyment out of is innovating new products. We are expanding our furniture range quite extensively so that’s another cool thing about working here. There are two jobs I do. Pay the bills which doesn’t exactly help the customers, it helps our suppliers. I look after foreign exchange and overseas payments. I work with the innovations team to come up with new products that meet the needs of the market. I get out of bed every morning because it’s not really a cool place to stay any longer than you need to. I’m inspired to get out of bed to get to work and get stuck in with the team.

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Luke Brodie

General Manager Of Operations & Finance

What I love about Vendella is that I’m part of a winning team. At Vendella we have a strong work ethic of winning, which is not always about ‘coming 1st‘ but better defined as striving to get ahead. I love working alongside a bunch of great people who are truly passionate about getting ahead at work and at home which is very infectious! My role at Vendella has 2 parts; Firstly; To make sure each part of the company is moving in sync so everyone can do their bit to help the customer without anything slowing them down. Secondly; The other side to my role is strategy. I spend a good part of my day planning 6 months, 1 year, 3 years ahead, trying to understand how global trends will affect our industry and how we can best answer your needs today, tomorrow and beyond. What inspires me to get out of bed every morning? If it’s the weekend, it’s my wife & three energetic daughters but on week mornings it’s seeing the company progress and our team getting ahead which ignites my fire because my motto is ‘What am I going to do today to make the company better than it was yesterday” Other than that, I am a pretty calm type, I’m a fan of a classic kiwi roast meal and have a soft spot for getting out amongst nature.

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Luke Brodie

General Manager Of Operations & Finance

What I love about Vendella is that I’m part of a winning team. At Vendella we have a strong work ethic of winning, which is not always about ‘coming 1st‘ but better defined as striving to get ahead. I love working alongside a bunch of great people who are truly passionate about getting ahead at work and at home which is very infectious! My role at Vendella has 2 parts; Firstly; To make sure each part of the company is moving in sync so everyone can do their bit to help the customer without anything slowing them down. Secondly; The other side to my role is strategy. I spend a good part of my day planning 6 months, 1 year, 3 years ahead, trying to understand how global trends will affect our industry and how we can best answer your needs today, tomorrow and beyond. What inspires me to get out of bed every morning? If it’s the weekend, it’s my wife & three energetic daughters but on week mornings it’s seeing the company progress and our team getting ahead which ignites my fire because my motto is ‘What am I going to do today to make the company better than it was yesterday” Other than that, I am a pretty calm type, I’m a fan of a classic kiwi roast meal and have a soft spot for getting out amongst nature.

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Marty Brodie

Account Manager – Guest

What I like most about working for Vendella is the opportunities it provides me. Mostly in the space of helping people and improving people’s lives. What gets me out of bed? Seeing the team develop and (with my owner hat on) knowing I have the ability to help them with their learnings, goals and aspirations. And that I can help support them with their schemes and dreams outside of work too. ‘Creating winners” is a catchphrase we use here, I penned this one myself 😊 ‘Teach people so well they can leave. Treat them so well they stay” is a good quote. I work in sales, helping our clients. What I enjoy most about that are the face to face meetings, getting in touch with the clients themselves at their properties, or through phone calls understanding their needs and providing the best solution for them. Creating winners through delivering good service and product and being good at what we do What you don’t know about me….my spilt personality! During my work week I need as much social company as I can get and on the weekend I get as far away from civilisation as possible with my wife and two daughters, camping and tramping.

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Marty Brodie

Account Manager – Guest

What I like most about working for Vendella is the opportunities it provides me. Mostly in the space of helping people and improving people’s lives. What gets me out of bed? Seeing the team develop and (with my owner hat on) knowing I have the ability to help them with their learnings, goals and aspirations. And that I can help support them with their schemes and dreams outside of work too. ‘Creating winners” is a catchphrase we use here, I penned this one myself 😊 ‘Teach people so well they can leave. Treat them so well they stay” is a good quote. I work in sales, helping our clients. What I enjoy most about that are the face to face meetings, getting in touch with the clients themselves at their properties, or through phone calls understanding their needs and providing the best solution for them. Creating winners through delivering good service and product and being good at what we do What you don’t know about me….my spilt personality! During my work week I need as much social company as I can get and on the weekend I get as far away from civilisation as possible with my wife and two daughters, camping and tramping.

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Melissa Murran

New Business & Account Manager – Care

I loved Vendella long before I started working here. I watched some of the corporate videos and this is what prompted me to apply for a job at the company. We live the Vendella values and it is reflected in every part of the business! I work in the new Business Development space, very driven by numbers and growth and finding ways to improve it but what really motivates me is knowing I’ve helped to add value to my customers and their businesses and leave them with a smile and feeling supported. Here at Vendella my job to do that is easy, I can face our customers, New and old because I know who stands behind me. What gets me out of bed each morning is the opportunity the new day holds. Improving by 1% each day, is a 365% improvement a year from now. I am a Mom and Wife to my two favourite people in the world, a fitness enthusiast and I love planning events and parties for our close family and friends. I have a soft spot for animals, wild life, modern decor, making to-do lists (often with a list to make sure I’ve checked all my lists) and fresh out of the dryer linen.

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Melissa Murran

New Business & Account Manager – Care

I loved Vendella long before I started working here. I watched some of the corporate videos and this is what prompted me to apply for a job at the company. We live the Vendella values and it is reflected in every part of the business! I work in the new Business Development space, very driven by numbers and growth and finding ways to improve it but what really motivates me is knowing I’ve helped to add value to my customers and their businesses and leave them with a smile and feeling supported. Here at Vendella my job to do that is easy, I can face our customers, New and old because I know who stands behind me. What gets me out of bed each morning is the opportunity the new day holds. Improving by 1% each day, is a 365% improvement a year from now. I am a Mom and Wife to my two favourite people in the world, a fitness enthusiast and I love planning events and parties for our close family and friends. I have a soft spot for animals, wild life, modern decor, making to-do lists (often with a list to make sure I’ve checked all my lists) and fresh out of the dryer linen.

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Michael Boakes

General Manager Of Marketing & Sales

I like that we are passionate about continual growth. We’re never just satisfied with what we did last week, month or year. We want to improve everything we do. Everyone gets an opportunity to put forward an idea and act on it. My role is Business Development. I spend my time working to grow the business, looking for new opportunities, trends and innovations. Every day is a deadline for our customers and we’re here to help them with our products and services, so it is important we are the best we can be. I’m inspired to make a difference in the lives of our clients and those around us, helping people within their roles and lives. We had a client yesterday say, ‘boy you guys make my life so easy” and I was so spurred by that. I cut hair – that’s my second job. I’m a barber and practice on a couple of the guys here. I’ve got a little boy who’s 2 years old, he’s my occupation outside of work. My other commitments are my family and community activities.

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Michael Boakes

General Manager Of Marketing & Sales

I like that we are passionate about continual growth. We’re never just satisfied with what we did last week, month or year. We want to improve everything we do. Everyone gets an opportunity to put forward an idea and act on it. My role is Business Development. I spend my time working to grow the business, looking for new opportunities, trends and innovations. Every day is a deadline for our customers and we’re here to help them with our products and services, so it is important we are the best we can be. I’m inspired to make a difference in the lives of our clients and those around us, helping people within their roles and lives. We had a client yesterday say, ‘boy you guys make my life so easy” and I was so spurred by that. I cut hair – that’s my second job. I’m a barber and practice on a couple of the guys here. I’ve got a little boy who’s 2 years old, he’s my occupation outside of work. My other commitments are my family and community activities.

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Michelle McNally

Finance

What I mainly enjoy about Vendella are the people, both internal and external. People in hospitality tend to have a happy nature and disposition. There are always lots of laughs and different things going on. The sales team always try to stretch the boundaries and many team members have a very comical nature. My role is anything and everything accounts related. Things that are important to me are doing a good job and doing it right. It helps the customer experience. When a customer phones I’d rather not put them on to someone else, that they are not transferred to several different people. It’s important to acknowledge people are busy just like us. I get out of bed to get things done for my customers and place of work. I like the challenges of meeting deadlines. I’m passionate about my garden and pets. I have two dogs and occasionally a third who will become a full time resident next year.

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Michelle McNally

Finance

What I mainly enjoy about Vendella are the people, both internal and external. People in hospitality tend to have a happy nature and disposition. There are always lots of laughs and different things going on. The sales team always try to stretch the boundaries and many team members have a very comical nature. My role is anything and everything accounts related. Things that are important to me are doing a good job and doing it right. It helps the customer experience. When a customer phones I’d rather not put them on to someone else, that they are not transferred to several different people. It’s important to acknowledge people are busy just like us. I get out of bed to get things done for my customers and place of work. I like the challenges of meeting deadlines. I’m passionate about my garden and pets. I have two dogs and occasionally a third who will become a full time resident next year.

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Neville Kennerley

Finance Team Leader

Vendella is the most innovative and values-driven business (out of hundreds) I have worked with; the team is 100% driven to do the very best for both their customers and each other. My role is the company’s inhouse bean-counter; helping to make sure that Vendella is viable for the long-term, and capable of withstanding the substantial trading headwinds of today’s world. I’m inspired by faith, family and food to get out of bed each morning!

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Neville Kennerley

Finance Team Leader

Vendella is the most innovative and values-driven business (out of hundreds) I have worked with; the team is 100% driven to do the very best for both their customers and each other. My role is the company’s inhouse bean-counter; helping to make sure that Vendella is viable for the long-term, and capable of withstanding the substantial trading headwinds of today’s world. I’m inspired by faith, family and food to get out of bed each morning!

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Ruby Jones

Account Manager
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Ruby Jones

Account Manager
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Samantha Tait

Dispatch

I love working at Vendella as I feel like I’m part of the family as all team members are very friendly and welcoming and no day is the same. My job is Store Operations and I help our customers by packaging their purchases and filling them up on chocolates!!!! What inspires me to get out of bed in the morning? that would have to be coming to work at such a wonderful business. I have three pugs who I absolutely adore as my children. My hobbies are car racing (anything to do with motors really), Gymnastics which I grew up doing for 15+ years and spending lots of time with family and friends. Nothing beats being with the ones you love!

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Samantha Tait

Dispatch

I love working at Vendella as I feel like I’m part of the family as all team members are very friendly and welcoming and no day is the same. My job is Store Operations and I help our customers by packaging their purchases and filling them up on chocolates!!!! What inspires me to get out of bed in the morning? that would have to be coming to work at such a wonderful business. I have three pugs who I absolutely adore as my children. My hobbies are car racing (anything to do with motors really), Gymnastics which I grew up doing for 15+ years and spending lots of time with family and friends. Nothing beats being with the ones you love!

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Vickie Brodie

Marketing & Admin

There are always new learnings at Vendella. It’s a fact we’ve come a long way and have a history that I’ve been part of. Our team is a mixture of ages which is good. I really enjoy the monthly team building events. I look after the people that ring in, assist with helping them to make good product choices. I work hard to make it easy for our customers. “I’m inspired to get out of bed because if you don’t you won’t get far”

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Vickie Brodie

Marketing & Admin

There are always new learnings at Vendella. It’s a fact we’ve come a long way and have a history that I’ve been part of. Our team is a mixture of ages which is good. I really enjoy the monthly team building events. I look after the people that ring in, assist with helping them to make good product choices. I work hard to make it easy for our customers. “I’m inspired to get out of bed because if you don’t you won’t get far”

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Our Values

Integrity

We always act with sound moral and ethical principles and hold an honest, down-to-earth and self-aware approach as crucial. When mistakes occur we’ll quickly take responsibility and get to work setting it right. Integrity isn’t a ‘nice to have’ trait here. It is everything.

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Passion

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. So we think big, work hard and, with focused energy, strive to deliver above and beyond the everyday.

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Generosity

Throughout our company we wholeheartedly believe that ‘if you give, you get’. Which is why ‘contribution’ is just as important as ‘position’ here. We go the distance for customers and each other because, whether it’s time, knowledge or just that much-needed cup of tea, we should always give freely to others.

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Gratitude

There is always time in the day to acknowledge and celebrate the special efforts that go above the standard. We celebrate each other’s wins, be they inside or outside our company. We are thankful for our teammates and the inspiration and motivation they provide.

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Family

We are a family-based business and this supportive spirit infuses everything we do. So we always strive to ensure relationships are genuine, thoughtful, caring, considerate and, above all, lasting. Just like every good family does.

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Respect

Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners. We care about our colleagues and customers as people and recognise and value their views and beliefs – and we always act with consideration and awareness for others.

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Integrity

We always act with sound moral and ethical principles and hold an honest, down-to-earth and self-aware approach as crucial. When mistakes occur we’ll quickly take responsibility and get to work setting it right. Integrity isn’t a ‘nice to have’ trait here. It is everything.

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Passion

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. So we think big, work hard and, with focused energy, strive to deliver above and beyond the everyday.

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Generosity

Throughout our company we wholeheartedly believe that ‘if you give, you get’. Which is why ‘contribution’ is just as important as ‘position’ here. We go the distance for customers and each other because, whether it’s time, knowledge or just that much-needed cup of tea, we should always give freely to others.

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Gratitude

There is always time in the day to acknowledge and celebrate the special efforts that go above the standard. We celebrate each other’s wins, be they inside or outside our company. We are thankful for our teammates and the inspiration and motivation they provide.

WATCH VIDEO

Family

We are a family-based business and this supportive spirit infuses everything we do. So we always strive to ensure relationships are genuine, thoughtful, caring, considerate and, above all, lasting. Just like every good family does.

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Respect

Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners. We care about our colleagues and customers as people and recognise and value their views and beliefs – and we always act with consideration and awareness for others.

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Our Story

It was 1978… New Zealand had beaten England in a cricket test for the first time, everyone wore flares and big-box hardware shops were decades away. In this year Leon Brodie founded the partnership LR & RA Brodie to supply hardware to local shops.

 

In the 1990s Leon moved the company to a town that ticked all the boxes: a family-oriented lifestyle, a busy port and the beginnings of an industrial area. In Timaru he set about laying the foundations for the family company.

 

Friends and family put in a massive effort to get things moving and, in the first month, we posted $300 in sales.

 

A warehouse and office block was constructed, creating a purpose built hub for the national distribution of imported goods.

 

As the young Brodies entered the workforce and began to learn the business the average age of the company shifted too. For the children time was spent sweeping floors, unloading containers, packing for dispatch and even accompanying Leon on the odd sales trip.

In 2008 the company changed direction… We started focus on supplying quality, commercial bed linen to hotels in New Zealand and the South Pacific and Vendella International was born.

 

We were a little ‘underweight’ initially, with two main staff (Leon and Luke), one computer and one phone. Friends and family put in a massive effort to get things moving and, in the first month, we posted $300 in sales. The secret to getting ahead is getting started, right?

Investing in our excellent team certainly paid dividends. We were now playing on a larger field, trusted by the industry for our knowledge and agile and responsive in our service.

 

By 2014 steady growth was allowing us to recruit the expertise needed to sustain the success. Investing in our excellent team certainly paid dividends. We were now playing on a larger field, trusted by the industry for our knowledge and agile and responsive in our service.

 

In 2017 we concentrated on securing our foundations and creating space for future projects. A change of location increased warehouse space by 560% and office space by 150%. With this move we set about planning to bring our expertise to a wider range of New Zealand businesses and organisations.

Here and now… With the creation of Vendella Group in recent years we are now able to provide new product options and solutions to three distinct markets. Our work in the Care, Guest and Supply sectors provides our renowned level of service on a bigger stage.

 

The company has been built on hard work and perseverance. The blood, sweat and tears approach is a bit of a cliché. But for us it’s real. It is why we truly appreciate the results today and the potential of tomorrow.

 

Vendella Group has been built on a relentless desire to improve. We don’t settle for the status quo. We motivate and innovate, generate and elevate. We deliver a customer experience unmatched in our industry – one we look forward to sharing with you in the near future.

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