The Evolution of BECK & CAUL

In mid-2001, just weeks apart, two small businesses started up in Christchurch’s City Centre. One was an ad agency, the other an event management company. They both started small but their ideas were big and their values were shared: to deliver creative ideas and top notch customer service without charging the earth.

Almost exactly seventeen years later John Hammond from Beck & Caul and Geoff Bone from TDM Events started a conversation fueled by those mutual values that would result in Geoff purchasing Beck & Caul in July 2017.

We’re pretty excited about the new era of Beck & Caul and we hope you’ll join us as two become one…

MAY 2001
BECK & CAUL established Tony Gimson & John Hammond decide to set up an ad agency together and after 4 Heinekens come up with the name Beck & Caul – seemed like a good idea!
TDM EVENTS established Rae Finlay forms Tenth Dot Management Limited – an event and marketing management company based in Colombo Street
First office in Guthrey Pacific House, Manchester Street
Jun 2011
Employed Sarah Green
Rae wins the contract to run the largest event in the South Island – the Canterbury A&P Show and provide management for the Canterbury A&P Association.
Sept 2001
Moved around the corner to Southwark Street
Managed the annual Carter Group Heritage Week from 2002 – 2005
Tenth Dot Management Limited moves to an office in Canterbury Agricultural Park
Joined the online revolution and employed our first web developer
Mar 2007
Our accounts are now in good hands as Rachel D joins us
Dec 2007
Produced and managed the first Canterbury Heritage Awards. We continue to manage this biennial event into 2018
Jun 2010
We both celebrate
ten years in business
As result of Christchurch earthquakes we moved to the old
Tai Tapu Butter Factory building, 12 Moorhouse Avenue
Bindy starts as Event Administrator
Jun 2011
Paola Martinez joins us from Chile (via Queenstown)
Sept 2011
Geoff Bone takes the plunge and buys Tenth Dot Management
Jun 2012
Vendel joins B&C as Tech/Web Developer
Aug 2012
Tarryn joins as Senior Designer
Oct 2012
The Canterbury A&P Show celebrates 150 years
We publish a 224-page book celebrating 150 years of the Canterbury A&P Association
Oct 2012
Tony Gimson retires from B&C. John assumes 100% ownership
Dec 2012
Moorhouse Ave building to be demolished after
quakes, so we move to Pilgrim Place
Mel joins as Show Secretary and Kaylie joins as Sales Manager
Apr 2013
Tenth Dot Management rebrands to TDM Events
May 2013
Canterbury A&P Association wins the Supreme Champion
Canterbury Business Awards for the 150th Show celebrations.
Aug 2013
Nicola is employed as Marketing Manager
Jun 2014
Szilvia joins as Client Support
Jan 2015
Hamish joins as Client Services Agent
Apr 2016
Rachel joins as Client Services Agent
Dec 2016
Marina joins the TDM Events team
May 2017
JUNE 2017

Two Become One

BECK & CAUL is sold to
Geoff Bone of TDM Events
Jul 2017
Katherine joins the new look Beck & Caul team
Beck & Caul staff move to temporary offices
at Canterbury Agricultural Park
Jul 2017
The next
Purpose-built office facilities to be completed
at Canterbury Agricultural Park, including offices and
meeting spaces for the Canterbury A&P Association.