Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | <a href="http:///” style=”white-space: nowrap”>Search
Innovative wine and spirits company Invivo & Co welcomes Bernard Budel to the team in a newly created role of Global Sales Director.
In his newly created role, Budel will be working with local distributors around the world to grow Invivo’s portfolio of award-winning brands including Graham Norton’s Own Wine and Spirits, Invivo X, Sarah Jessica Parker and Invivo & Co, and building Invivo’s sales team.
New Zealander Budel began his career at Villa Maria Estates where he worked for eleven years both in the domestic and export teams, in addition to holding the European Market Manager position based in the UK. Budel’s most recent role was Sales Director at Red Bull New Zealand, while he has also spent time in Australia working with coffee brand Allpress.
Budel comments: “I have always enjoyed working in entrepreneurial businesses, and the chance to represent New Zealand on the world stage is one I am so grateful for. The opportunity for New Zealand companies around the globe is huge. I am looking forward to working with the great team at Invivo & Co to take more innovative Kiwi products and ideas to the world.”
Invivo & Co, NZ’s first and only equity crowd-funded wine company, has grown by over 600% since its first equity crowdfunding campaign and is tipped for future growth as the company is set to launch three new wines and spirits over the coming months. Invivo & Co’s brands can now be found in 17 countries with distribution into more in the pipeline with Budel on-board.
Invivo Co-founder Tim Lightbourne says the appointment is a positive step for the business, attracting the calibre and talent the likes of Bernard shows what the business has achieved to date, “Bernard has an extensive background in wine along with building global brands. With Bernard on board, we are looking forward to working closer with our local and international customers, along with building the global sales team and launching further innovative beverages.”
© Scoop Media
Banking: Calls to banks up 20% through lockdown
The number of customers contacting their bank has increased 20% since New Zealand went into Covid alert level 4 lockdown on 17 August. “In the first week of lockdown banks saw little customer contact due to the Covid restrictions. Since then, calls have increased on average 20 per cent… More>>
Statistics: Rising export prices lift merchandise terms of trade
Merchandise terms of trade for the June 2021 quarter rose 3.3 percent on the previous quarter, as rising global commodity prices contributed to a strong quarterly increase in export prices, Stats NZ said today… More>>
Master Plumbers: Economic recovery will be stifled due to lack of supplies
Construction work will come to a grinding stop within days unless the Government allows Auckland to distribute supplies to the rest of New Zealand immediately, says Master Plumbers… More>>
Reserve Bank: Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand departing in early 2022
Deputy Governor and General Manager Financial Stability Geoff Bascand will leave the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua in early 2022. Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says Mr Bascand leaves with the Bank’s deep gratitude for his contribution to the Bank and the wider financial system… More>>
OECD: Annual Inflation Picks Up To 4.2% In July 2021
Year-on-year inflation in the OECD area increased to 4.2% in July 2021, compared with 4.0% in June. Inflation in the euro area (at 2.2% in July) remained significantly lower than in the OECD area as a whole, and especially than in the United States (at 5.4%)… More>>
NIWA: It’s the warmest winter on record – again
Aotearoa New Zealand has just experienced its warmest winter on record – well exceeding the previous record which was set just last year. NIWA official climate data shows winter 2021 (June to August) was 1.32°C degrees above average last winter it was 1.14°C above average… More>>
- GPS fleet management
- ReadWriteWeb – Web Apps, Web Technology Trends, Social Networking & Social Media