About Us

Mel Shirley

Mel studied Marketing and Japanese at Otago University and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce.

From there she was selected for the Graduate Recruitment programme for Carter Holt Harvey and spent two years working within their Panels division based at the MDF plant in Rangiora, North Canterbury.  Her role of Advertising and Promotions Manager was responsible for the domestic marketing of their Bestwood, Kopine and Customwood brands.

Always wanting to see the world and travel overseas, Mel then went to London where she and her husband Gus lived for two years.  Mel worked for Kraft Foods during this time and took every opportunity in between working to travel around Europe, Africa and America.

In 2001 Mel returned to Nelson to take up an export marketing position for New Zealand King Salmon.  11 years and three children later, Marketing Partners evolved and Mel is enjoying the new role and working with a range of clients in various industries.

When not working or taxiing children to various after school activities, Mel likes to keep herself fit by going to the gym, running and playing netball.  Spending time with her husband, Gus and their three children is high on her list of priorities, as is enjoying the odd glass of wine with friends and family.

Monique Bergman

Whilst working full-time at Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd, Monique studied Marketing at The Northern Sydney Institute during the evenings.  She graduated with a Certificate III in Marketing.

Having worked for both Warner Music Australia and Warner Music New Zealand over a period of 6 years, a variety of marketing skills and experience was gained.   The roles involved liaising with high profile music artists and management, organising large corporate events, compiling press releases and creating and implementing various marketing and promotional plans.

After a period of travel, Monique decided to settle in New Zealand with her Kiwi born husband.  Having now lived in the Tasman District for 14years, she considers herself not only a New Zealander but a very proud Nelsonian.

During the past 14years she has worked for the New Zealand King Salmon Company Ltd, Bounty Cuisine Ltd and Star Holdings Ltd, the later position being held for a period of over 3 years which encompassed a variety of marketing, communication and event management projects for Tom Sturgess within his privately owned diverse group of companies.

Moni is involved in a variety of sports from coaching to playing, however most of all she enjoys experiencing the wonderful outdoor activities Nelson has to offer with her husband and daughters.