We are a team of experienced, creative and highly motivated team coaches, team building specialists, entertainers and event management professionals. Since 2000, we have delivered more than 5,000 events and workshops for organisations across all sectors.

We've had the privilege to deliver our events throughout New Zealand, in Australia, the Pacific, Mexico, Vanuatu and France and, of course, in more recent times online.

We've been inspiring and engaging teams for 25 years — and we still absolutely love it!

Nic Preddle

Nic has 25 years experience as a certified team coach, designer of team building events, leadership trainer, facilitator and actor. 

He graduated from law school and practiced for five years before he decided to follow his dream to set up a business. He set up an outdoor adventure company in Fiji spending three years organising and leading international clients on multi-day kayak adventures. 

On return to NZ in 2000, Nic used this experience along with his keen interest in improvised theatre to design a character-based treasure hunt as a team building activity for a local company. Nic initially thought it would be a one-off, but CluedUp was born. 

Nic has a natural, grounded, enthusiastic and spontaneous style that draws people together. When Nic leads an event, workshop or masterclass, either in person or online, he ensures everyone has a great time while at the same time meeting their objectives. 

In his spare time Nic enjoys playing football, staying fit, spending quality time with his kids, watching theatre and film, and drinking coffee. 

  • CluedUp founder and Creative Director
  • Certified Team Coach
  • Leadership Coach and Trainer
  • Team Building Specialist
  • Facilitator, Actor, Presenter
  • Certified Flow Consultant
  • Facilitator for The Institute of Management of New Zealand (IMNZ)


Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson of CluedUp

Andy has many years’ experience as an educator and facilitator. After graduating from Otago with a Physical Education degree, he spent many years working in outdoor education throughout New Zealand and in Malaysia. He is also a certified dive instructor and has worked as a dive master in the Red Sea.

Andy has also held a number of leadership and management roles in the recreation, education and event sectors including Manager of Aquatic Programmes for the WCC and Marketing Manager at GWRC. 

Andy loves people, values physical activity and creativity. He is a passionate surfer, expert diver and super proud Dad of his son. He's worked for CluedUp since 2010.

  • Professional Event Manager
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Experiential Leader
  • Royal Life Saving Society Instructor
  • PADI Diver Master
  • Facilitator
  • First aid Trainer
  • Festival Manager


Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy has been a member of the CluedUp team since 2001. He graduated from drama school in the mid 90s and specialises in improvisation. Jeremy has worked extensively as a facilitator and trainer in hospitals, the medical profession and private sector.

Jeremy has a natural way with people and always aims to get the best result for all, whether delivering a workshop or hosting a CluedUp event. His favourite CluedUp events are the Murder Mysteries. Jeremy loves playing the crazy characters and particularly enjoys the vast range the creative solutions our clients come up with.

Jeremy enjoys playing volleyball, philosophy, walking ‘Bonnie’ the Golden Retriever and spending time with family.

  • Professional Event Manager
  • Diploma in Drama EIT
  • LTCL Performers Diploma Speech & Drama
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Actor Trainer Pharmaceutical Society Exams
  • Facilitator/Presenter
  • Professional Actor


Malcolm Gillett

Malcolm has been a member of the CluedUp team since 2009. His varied work experience includes secondary school teaching, acting, quiz-hosting, facilitating and training and a corporate career in the Insurance industry.

Malcolm enjoys designing and developing CluedUp's many and varied events. Most of all, he enjoys the camaraderie and excitement that comes from delivering a fun event that helps teams learn and grow. He values people, relationships and learning.

Outside of work, Malcolm is an avid board gamer, theatre-goer and movie buff.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from University of Otago
  • Diploma in Secondary Teaching from Auckland College of Education
  • Certificate in Applied Arts (Technical Production for Theatre) from Northland Polytechnic
  • Facilitator, Trainer and Presenter
  • Professional Actor
  • Award winning public speaker
  • Learning and Development Consultant
  • Event Manager