We have been very fortunate to have had some new staff join our team lately, all of whom have settled perfectly into the Unique Services family. One new member we’d like to acknowledge is our new General Manager Michael Holmes, who brings with him over 25 years of sales, business development and leadership experience to Unique Services. The majority of Michael’s experience is within the realm of Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Having seen Michael in action, we know what an asset he is to have on our team.
Having spent the formative years of his career working for Griffins Foods and Montana Wines, Michael became very familiar with the food processing industry. His knowledge of the industry is invaluable for us as he comes with a sound understanding of many of our client’s business operations.
After almost a decade at Montana Wines, Michael relocated to Dubai. It was here that he gained experience in an agency environment, as well as enjoying a well-deserved change of scenery.
On his return to New Zealand Michael continued in the agency space, firstly working for EBOS Group where he gained knowledge of a new field of consumer goods. He then moved to Sellagence where he worked for Ferrero Rocher. However, Michael realised he missed the bigger corporate names so decided to take up new challenges for Goodman Fielder and Reckitt Beckinser.
With his ample knowledge of business development, Michael took on the responsibility for leading a start-up company into the New Zealand market. He spent five years on this project, watching it take off and stand on its own two feet.
For the last four years Michael has led the retail teams for CRC Industries, broadening his experience even further.
With Michael’s extensive history, he also brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of leadership, as well as strategy development and implementation. He is an excellent person to have on board as a mentor for developing the skills of our other team members. Michael sees a lot of potential in what we are able to offer our extensive client base.
When he has a moment to spare, Michael likes to spend time with his family. His two daughters are keen netballers and Waka Ama paddlers, and their hobbies give Michael plenty of time as a spectator. But when he wants some time to himself, you’ll find him out on the golf course practicing his swing. The fresh air, friendly banter and time to gather his thoughts are the reasons Michael is always keen for a round of golf.
Welcome to the team Michael, we are excited to see what you have in store for us at Unique Services.
Our team has been growing lately and it’s a sign of exciting things ahead for Unique Services. We are committed to customer satisfaction and will strive for this for every client.
There is no job too big or too small, so contact us today and see how we can help you.