Umesh is the owner-operator of Heritage Carpets NZ. Utterly passionate about carpets, he manages all operations at Heritage. With a background in property and asset management, Umesh combines an understanding of the commercial property market with over a decade of experience in the carpet industry; he understands what designers and developers need and want. A champion for eco-flooring solutions and personal customer service, he’s the problem solver.
For Umesh, “After school” means a game with the kids, many rides to swim, gym or hockey practice, a cold beer, cooking and eating barbecue. He and his son keep an aquarium with about 100 fish, he loves to travel and knows how to sniff out a deserted NZ beach.
He counts himself extremely lucky to have some great friends among his clients, many of whom are nice enough to join him for a meal or a drink when he’s away from home.
CONTACT UMESH FOR: Sales Wellington and South Island, design/concept support and collaboration, sampling, pricing, ongoing customer and project support.
Ivy is our Sales Support, right hand woman to the Managing Director, freshly graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in International Business and Commercial Law from Auckland University. After internships at Auckland Unlimited and Aladdin International Limited in project development, Ivy is savouring the opportunity to communicate with professionals and hone her business acumen within the international context of working with our global partners. She thrives on the challenge of a busy and varied role, maintaining and managing international and local relationships.
Outside of work, Ivy loves to socialise with friends, to go hiking around NZ, and is teaching herself to play guitar and piano.
CONTACT IVY FOR: Sampling, customer & sales support
Rashmika is the backbone of Heritage Carpets, bringing her people and administration skills from her years in the travel industry along with her qualifications in business and accounting. Rashmika has an enduring love of figures, couple with a voracious appetite to expand her skills and knowledge. She is pivotal in her contribution to Heritage across finance, logistics and HR.
Outside of work she loves to travel, spend time with family and friends at the beach, and following her favourite sports, netball and hockey.
CONTACT RASHMIKA FOR: Accounts payable and receivable, sale and purchase contracts, careers at Heritage, logistics.
Boon joined Heritage more than 5 years ago, keeping the sales team and library well re-sourced with samples, and sending samples to specifiers and dealers. His love of colour and design is well sated in his role at Heritage; he knows each range intimately, loves the dynamism and challenge of preparing for new design concepts and shares the team’s pride when new product arrives in New Zealand. His nickname is, “The Muscle”.
Away from Heritage, Boon’s passion for colour extends to his love of landscape gardening. He thrives in the outdoors – the beach, the ski field, or hiking, having conquered the Tongariro Crossing and Mt Taranaki trails.
CONTACT BOON FOR: Sample Orders.
Suze works with us in our marketing role. She brings experience in both social media for SME and in the design industry, with 5 years in costing, procurement and marketing support for an interior design studio and a Bachelor of Architecture under her belt. Suze is passionate about sustainability and working with small businesses to help them grow.
She loves art, yoga, walking, being with her beloved friends and family, and sitting with the cat in the sunny patch.
CONTACT SUZANNE FOR: marketing
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Claire brings in experience from Sales and Customer Service to Heritage, working hand in hand with the sales team to ensure expectations are met for providing information and meeting requests for concepts, costing, ordering and delivery of projects.
Outside the office, Claire loves to travel and learn about different culture & languages.. She’s a movie buff who loves to listen to good music, with Frank Sinatra top of her favourites list.