Engagement and Partnerships team visit NZ Merino in Christchurch

Our Engagement and Partnerships team were privileged to be hosted by the New Zealand Marino Company (NZM) in their Christchurch office on Wednesday 17 August. NZM is an integrated sales, marketing, and innovation company focused on transforming New Zealand's sheep industry.

Nicola Peddie, Northern Regional and Offshore Manager, welcomed us to their sustainable workspace that was created to reflect their values and support innovation in the wool industry. 

Nicola talked us through the story of NZM and how it came to being, and about the creation of the ZQ brand - the first global standard for ethical wool. The team also heard about Nicola’s own career journey in the wool industry, starting in the wool shed on the family farm, and including qualifying in both New Zealand and then Australia as a wool classer, and then back In NZ before landing with NZM. She is passionate about the industry and about the opportunities in it.