• Welcome

    We are one 8 nine

  • It's straightforward

    360° thinking all-round

    We ask the right questions in order to understand our clients' needs. In the past we have sat in the position of being in the management seat, briefing suppliers… Now that we have turned the tables to one8nine being in the supplier seat, we know that it is absolutely vital to tailor an approach that achieves business objectives.
  • There are no predetermined solutions

    Each one is unique

    We are a team who are bright enough to think in colour, clear-thinking enough to take you through the 'curves and challenges', and experienced enough to provide solid corporate experience.

Who we are

About us

Our team

Who we are

We are a team who are bright enough to think in colour, yet clear-headed enough to take our clients through the 'curves and challenges' from concept to final execution. - And experienced enough to ensure the outcome is highly relevant to the core business proposition.

Quite simply, Nadia gets involved. She has a natural ability to morph into the team she works with as a member of the organisation. One of her career highlights was being part of the team that conceptualised and activated Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 75th birthday. This was associated with the launch of the Desmond Tutu Diversity Trust in association with Cricket South Africa...more

Nadia Singh

Chief Inspiration Officer

Nadia was involved in eventing, advertising and hospitality with the likes of MegaPro Marketing/Warwick Hospitality & Events including rugby tests and tri-nations tournaments, cricket and soccer events as well as concert sales. Nadia has spent the last 6 years as a National Sales Manager for the Bravo Group (largest manufacturer in RSA) in the furniture industry where she was actively involved in managing a sales team and agents as well as product development and launches, trade shows and customer hospitality before moving into the event management business full time. Further to the above, Nadia is a Director at Motorsport South Africa and the chairperson of the Subaru Owners Club South Africa.

Sean has an 'anything is possible' attitude to life. His greatest strength is creative thinking applied to business strategy. The last 10 years of his career were spent heading up the sales and marketing divisions for large corporates where he was responsible for annual turnovers in excess of 1.5 billion Rand. A Chartered Accountant with 14 years' experience, he is far from a bean counter...more

Sean Pretorius

Chief Creative Officer

Sean has a wide eventing background with past events including, golf days, cocktail events, brand launches, team building, sales conferences, hill-climbs and track days. Furthermore Sean is a veteran of the Subaru Owners club and keenly participates in amateur motorsport.

What we do


Our approach is simple, and begins with asking the right questions that enable us to thoroughly understand our clients' needs. Because of our combined experience in marketing, sales, financial and general business management, we are able to take a holistic view of the work required.

  • Events and Activations

    Events and activations are our speciality, from working closely with our clients to conceptualise the perfect concept all the way to delivering it perfectly. We offer turn-key event management, meaning we are there, start to finish; we cater to all aspects of the event including conceptualisation, budget preparation, project management and follow-up post event. We like to see the big picture but enjoy getting dirty in the detail even more! So if its brand launches, product launches, customer functions, parties or travel we can make it happen!

  • Marketing

    one8nine is able to assist with all general marketing related activities. We follow our own approach which is a combination of the tried and tested as well as new and innovative thinking. Our belief is that marketing theory should never constrain creative thinking. Chat to us about what you need, our approach is unpinned by understanding your business, what you need, what challenges you face and only then putting forward a custom solution. So if you looking for a new strategy, research or even day to day activities we can assist. If you are a small business and wanted professional marketing assistance without employing a full time team, give us a shout.

  • General Business Consulting

    Ok so the heading says we do and know it all. No really we do! On a serious note we have over 30 years of combined professional experience in a wide range of business disciplines ranging from finance to sales and everything in between. So if you need and independent view on your business, some ideas on strategy going forward, rationalisation, detailed analysis, financial planning, team structure or resource allocation look no further.


Some of our work

From concept to completion and everything in between.

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Nadia: +27 72 221 0987
Sean: +27 82 786 9317
Office: +27 11 794 4888
PO Box 583, Randpark Ridge, 2156