Our Story


The Shadowspec brand has become the trusted provider of superior products and first-class support in New Zealand and globally. 

With over 25 years of experience, we’ve learned there are three things our customers seek in an outdoor umbrella: ease of use, a fine design and resistance to whatever element nature has in store. Our ability to fuse these needs into one product makes our range of outdoor umbrellas unparalleled to the rest.

Shadowspec brings family and friends together by providing an unparalleled customer experience through innovative, premium quality products, and providing bespoke solutions for your specific shade requirements.

Meet some of the Team


Jonathan Blampied

GM / BDM - Global

Jonathan's role involves leading an energetic team. Having been involved in the shade industry since he left school, he has built up considerable knowledge of all sectors that our company operates in including corporates, small-medium businesses and end-users.


Stephan Fourie

Shade Consultant

Stephan is a valued member of our Shade Consultants team. When not pursuing the important things in life like motorbikes, fishing, hunting or domestic chores he’s happy dispensing advice and wisdom on the best shade solutions available. Stephan’s unsurpassed for technical information and product advice.


Craig Maden

Shade Consultant

Craig is our cheerful, humorous valued expert on all things Umbrellas and is quick to handle enquiries day or night. When not at work, he’s likely to be visiting offspring scattered across the globe and enjoying the local fare…(think Scotland…haggis…distilleries etc).


Chris Cashmore

Dealer Development

Chris works with our many re-sellers and dealers throughout New Zealand and Australia. If you ever find he’s out of coverage, just leave him a message and ask how the fishing went. He loves bringing family and friends together with shade, and hopes to one day write a book titled The Easy Guide to Installing Umbrellas.


Don Winterburn

BDM - North America

Don has joined the flock at Heron Base from a distinguished career in high-end retail, ornamental art and consulting, with a keen eye for a beautiful space and how to enhance it. Don is looking forward to helping you reach those shade goals.


Shawnee Hill-Henry

Client Support Specialist

Shawnee has 6+ years experience in customer service. You can count on her to assist with your queries as our client support specialist. When Shawnee is not working you can catch her spending time at the beach with her dog and eating fresh seafood straight from the ocean.

Shadowspec has become the trusted New Zealand umbrella
supplier and umbrella manufacturer with first-class support.