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Greig Brebner and Scott Kington: Let’s Be Blunt

Greig Brebner and Scott Kington: Let’s Be Blunt

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  • Mon 22 May ’17, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


University of Auckland, Owen G Glen Building, 12 Grafton Rd, Grafton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Discover how to blend business and invention to create a global phenomenon.

It was on the grey streets of London that inventor Greig Brebner came up with the idea to reinvent the humble umbrella. Years and many iterations later he partnered with product development manager Scott Kington. Together they formed the perfect storm of design and commerce.

Blunt Umbrellas have won multiple awards, collaborated with high-end designers such as Karen Walker, exported to 27 countries and have made hundreds of thousands of umbrellas. Their unique design was described by Wired as having “architectural integrity… as unbroken as the dome of St Peter’s”. Blunt Umbrellas are known for standing up to the elements as no other umbrella can.

Greig and Scott’s slow-burning successfully ignited after they chose to go against the traditional umbrella industry distribution model to take their technology to the world. Frustrated with the reluctance of global distributors to veer away from a planned obsolescence model in favour of selling a high-end product that will last, the Blunt team made the decision to take on creating their own global distribution network.

They forged their brand around a reputation for innovation and integrity. Through wooing the loyalty of the people they are on their way to winning over the business world.

As part of our Unleash Your Potential Speaker Series, Scott and Greig will share their story as the co-founders of a thriving international business. It is a story of tenacity, courage and collaboration; of weathering storms, flooded markets and new horizons.

Join us for Greig Brebner and Scott Kington: Let’s be blunt.

Please register using the link above as places are limited.

Time: 6pm refreshments and networking, 6:30 – 7:45pm talk.
Speakers: Greig Brebner and Scott Kington

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