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We may be small but we’re perfectly formed. We think small is beautiful. It’s nimble, it’s quick, it’s personal.

We are a small team by design, but what we lack in size, we more than make up for in experience and big ideas. Our staff are grown-ups, from strategic account directors who have run their own marketing teams to creatives with a wealth of experience in all forms of communication, above and below the line.

The only downside is our MD sometimes has to make the tea.
Tania Biddles The Tannery  Q Brand Agency New Zealand

Tania Biddles

Managing Director Tania Biddles heads up the Q team. Having come from client side, her management and marketing experience includes leading a team with one of the world’s largest cosmetic companies. She has since worked in both the marketing and advertising worlds in Australia and New Zealand, and has overseen the delivery of all aspects of the New Zealand branding agency since 2004. Tania also sits on the Board of the Cholmondeley Children's Centre.

Tania’s best meetings start and finish with good coffee, and when she’s not running around after her ‘energetic’ young boys, she enjoys a little ‘me time’ on her mountain bike in the Port Hills.

Sarah Norrie The Tannery Q brand Agency Christchurch NZ

Sarah Norrie

Having worked across some of the country's largest domestic and international brands and owned and sold several businesses herself, Sarah brings a unique skill set to our growing team. From strategic direction at a company and brand level, to creative brand thinking, problem solving and marketing strategy, Sarah has the ability to figure out a client’s needs very quickly. Sarah works with our team, to ensure our strategy is on-point, and that we always have the brand’s end goal in sight.

Her experience runs across multiple sectors including FMCG, pharmaceutical, finance, fitness, electronics, telecommunicatons, agriculture and banking.

Grayden Pieterse The Tannery Q Brand Christchurch NZ

Graydon Pieterse

Graydon heads up our creative team. With experience across branding, FMCG and shopper marketing, Graydon has worked in the creative departments of world-class digital, above the line, media and shopper marketing agencies in London, South Africa and New Zealand. Having worked across brands such as Vespa, Cadbury, Land Rover, Persil, and Kathmandu, he lives in the consumer marketing space.

And when it comes to Rugby, the All Blacks play second-fiddle to the Springboks - but don't worry, we keep him honest about that!

Jo Tupai-Creagh The Tannery Q Brand Agency NZ

Jo Tupai-Creagh

Jo brings a strong background in marketing and digital communications to her role as Strategic Account Director. Her track record for building successful brands is impeccable, and she has become our digital guru, with Google certification. What Jo doesn’t know about digital marketing isn’t worth knowing. She provides exceptional attention to detail on every project and searches out growth opportunities for our clients wherever they exist.

Never-fail conversation starters with Jo include ‘what’s for dinner’ and digging for detail on her newly built house. She heads along to gigs frequently to support her guitar-wielding hubby in his band and keeps in touch with her UK friends on Facetime with an enormous cup of tea.

Richie Biddles The Tannery Q Brand Agency NZ

Richie Biddles

Richie works across the entire agency ensuring our operational requirements run like clockwork. With many years of sales and business management experience, he works with our team to ensure communication is flowing, our training needs are met, and we all understand our business operations at every level.

He is the person who provides ongoing motivation for us to continually push the boundaries with the way we work, and ensure we have everything we need to do our jobs.

And something you may not know about him. He is the lead driver of our Q Brand Agency racing team - a truely classic 1970 Chevrolet Camaro.

Emma East The Tannery Q Brand Agency NZ

Emma East

Emma is one of our Senior Designers. She designs with purpose and with an understanding of our clients that brings a sense of elegance, simplicity and functionality to every project. After several years working for software companies in New Zealand and London, Emma is now relishing working agency side here in Christchurch, and diversifying her brand knowledge.

Emma enjoys tea. Plenty of it. That, and jumping on the bike, meandering (clockwise) through art galleries, and reading crime thrillers at bedtime, are the secrets to Emma’s happiness.

Kathryn McCurrie The Tannery Q Brand Agency NZ

Kathryn McCurrie

Kathryn is one of our Senior Designers, working across print and digital. She has years of experience working across varied industries, but what sets her apart is her unique ability to understand the true outcome of design. She understands that design is about creating the right message, targeted to the appropriate audience, in a way they will understand and engage with. In the online space, Kathryn’s unique grasp of user experience and interactions enables a design-centric approach and really hits the mark.

Kathryn's speedy three year old keeps her fit, and yoga fills the gaps.

Aaron Ball The Tannery Q Brand Agency NZ

Aaron Ball

Websites don’t just happen; they need a really clever developer in behind them. Aaron heads up our Christchurch web development team. Whilst he has over a decade of web development experience, his solutions, to even the curliest of client requirements, are always at the leading edge of what is happening on the web today.

A drive to explore and master the newest technology combined with a passion for the outdoors explains why you're just as likely to find Aaron out on his paddle-board in the middle of Akaroa Bay, being followed by his drone; or scuba diving with the seals in Kaikoura, GoPro in hand, as you are to find him back in his home office editing together footage of his recent adventures.

Kristen Laurie The Tannery Q Brand Agency NZ

Kirsten Laurie

Kirsten is our administration guru and an indispensable part of our team. She keeps our team on the straight and narrow when it comes to paperwork, invoicing and paying the GST.

She brings an amazing smile to the office, whilst whizzing around sorting us all out - thanks Kirsten!