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Our Teams

Christchurch Team

Introducing to you our Head Office. This is where the action happens with 3 amazing regions around the nation supporting us. Check out our team who are here to make your next event happen.

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Jason Roberts
Founder/Chief of Happiness
jason@happyhire.co.nz
0272427795

"Founder of Happy Hire and obsessed with all things events. Jason has over 15 years of experience in the events industry and
his enthusiasm will inspire you. Classic car enthusiast, Gin connoisseur and "yes dad" to Ava and Saskia, his vision for the Happy Hire brand and commitment to clients continues to fuel legions of happy repeat customers and sets the standard "Chief of Happiness". Jason particularly enjoys working within an events budget, whether it is a backyard party, a rustic wedding or a 10,000 person festival. Put simply - I love what I do and would love to work with you!"

Shaun Rolston
Owner/National Operations Manager "Master of Making things Happen"
shaun@happyhire.co.nz
021 374 751

"An ultra marathon runner and workhorse - Shaun lives life to the max and you can expect that same full noise energy when it comes to your event. Whether onsite running our major event pack ins or coordinating our three busy branches, meet Shaun and you will get a taste of his dynamic personality from the outset! I am extremely passionate about providing an outstanding service and will always go the extra mile to ensure all of our customers walk away from the happyhire experience with a smile."

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Richard Negus
Manager / H&S Guru
richard@happyhire.co.nz

"An experienced event manager with a passion for the great outdoors, Rich has a deep understanding of what it takes to make an event truly successful. His meticulous attention to detail and pre-planning ensures everyone is on the same page and no stone is left unturned. Realising that people are the number one asset of any business, Rich is focused on creating a healthy and dynamic team culture where safety, wellbeing and happiness is always the number one priority. When he’s not out trail running or tramping in the backcountry, you can find Rich in our Christchurch branch working with the team on our processes or developing new business opportunities."

Jack Winsley
Christchurch Manager / Jack of all Trades
jack@happyhire.co.nz
027 884 2900

"Called the Jack of all trades on many occasions, you'll find him doing everything. From Sorting the logistics of your event, fixing or building products, out running deliveries, or doing 30,000 steps in the warehouse. Our in house lighting and sound guru Jack's expertise and product knowledge across all areas of our business is an absolute asset to your next event."

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Jo
Accounts/Relationship Manager
jo@happyhire.co.nz
027 562 5315

"A lover of burlesque and one eyed Canterbury Rugby Supporter.
Our resident office DJ making things happen on the daily. Jo can simply be described as a Good B"tch-taking the happyhire customer service experience to a whole new level.. A self confessed road cyclist and one eyed rugby supporter Jo's enthusiasm, commitment and knowledge for everything events is infectious. Speak to her on the phone, meet her at the showroom or request a consult - and your guaranteed to leave here inspired."

Jess Mackay
Marketing/Sales
jess@happyhire.co.nz
021 082 22660

"There’s not quite one word to explain Jess. A girl of many different random talents that you would never expect. The ultimate project starter but always degree in Event Management and Marketing under her belt, she is a people person and loves interacting with anyone. Jess loves helping people out and making sure they have what they need, nothing is ever a problem for her. She is now the youngest of the core crew. You can usually find Jess enjoying a rose wine no matter the occasion. Always smiling and will make sure you leave smiling too."

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Phoebe Rumbold
Operation Admin Support
phoebe@happyhire.co.nz
021 087 28000

"As a fresh graduate with a bachelor’s in Project Management, Phoebe is here to help you with all your event needs. You’ll find her at the front desk of our Christchurch office where she’ll greet you with a smile. Known for her dry sense of humor, she may be the only one laughing at her jokes, but her positivity is contagious. The best drink to describe Phoebe is a strawberry daiquiri, just the right amount of sweetness and sass, enjoyed best in the sunshine. Drop by our Christchurch showroom for a chat or give her a call!"

Emma Trotter
Sales & Admin Support
emma@happyhire.co.nz

"There’s not quite one word to explain Jess. A girl of many different random talents that you would never expect. The ultimate project starter but always degree in Event Management and Marketing under her belt, she is a people person and loves interacting with anyone. Jess loves helping people out and making sure they have what they need, nothing is ever a problem for her. She is now the youngest of the core crew. You can usually find Jess enjoying a rose wine no matter the occasion. Always smiling and will make sure you leave smiling too."

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