On 26th February, 130 guests joined the Urban Partners team to enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Waitemata Harbour during the launch of our new brand.
CEO Rob Marshall explained how the new brand better reflects the increased diversity of the company’s investments and where it’s heading in the future. Rob was followed by Haydn Staples, founder of Retail Holdings over 30 years ago, who shared stories about the history of the company.
Haydn also delighted the audience with a surprise announcement that a $1 million fund for Dilworth School is being established. Dilworth was opened in 1906 and has educated generations of boys whose circumstances meant they needed a helping hand in life. It’s an institution that Urban Partners has an affinity with – one that has moved with the times yet continues to take a long-term, pragmatic approach to achieving outstanding results.
The evening was a huge success, with NZ Barman of the Year, Barney Toy, impressing the crowd with his bespoke ‘Urban Partners Visionary Cocktail’ (aptly named after the new Urban Partners tagline) before guests dined on a 3-course cocktail supper at the beautiful Okahu waterfront venue.