set up Monty's of Torbay in July 1999 and built the business steadily over the next 3 years while juggling a new baby and a household full of animals. By July 2003 Monty's had grown and needed a name that reflected what we did a bit better as we had people guessing that we operated anything from a restaurant to a strip club! Louise works on the business to ensure that our systems are working efficiently so that your job can be produced quickly and accurately. She is also the chairperson of Foster Hope
a charity she set up in 2010, as well as running a local community fruit and veg stand and little free library. In 2016 she was named as an inaugral "Denizen Hero"
and in 2018 was a finalist in the NEXT Woman of the Year for her work within the community. She was also a finalist for the Trail Blazer category in the 2019 Auckland Zero Waste Awards.
Louise's husband, Deano Allnutt
joined the Monty's sales team in 2004. He is well known in the textile industry and has a vast knowledge of fabric which is a huge advantage to our clients when they need to select clothing for certain working conditions. He has a great manner with our clients and will go out of his way to ensure that you are 100% happy with your order every time. He is VERY passionate about his rugby is is involved with East Coast Bays, North Harbour, NZ Barbarians. He's often called on as a TLO (Team Liason Officer) for travelling international rugby and soccer teams as his attention to detail makes the lives of touring teams a breeze. Deano can be found on the road throughout the week visiting clients, picking up stock and ensuring that the right gear goes to the right place and has the right logo placed on it.
Shelley joined the team in 2003 and handles all our accounts as well as customer service when required. She works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Shelley is an avid bookworm, loves live theatre and likes ticking countries off on her travel bucket list.
Seona joined Monty's in 2012 and has a customer service background. Her role includes answering emails and phone calls as well as processing orders and tweaking artwork. Her attention to detail ensures that you will get exactly what you ordered when you need it. She loves spending time outdoors either hiking or camping with family and friends.
Pebbles arrived in the Montys office in 2008 as a 9 week old puppy and as you can see, she can still be found asleep under Louise' desk most days. She is well known to visiting clients and couriers and is a magnet to anyone wearing black so we generally have to de-hair visitors as they leave.
Otis is our latest rescue pup who still needs a bit of work. You'll find him under Deano's desk in his crate during the day as he enjoys our company but can't be trusted not to scare the life out of our regular couriers. He had a rough start to life up North but is slowly developing into the gorgeous dog we know he can be. Apologies ahead of time if your phone call to us happens to tie in with a visit from a courier as you may well get to hear his fox terrier x whippet x ? bark.