Hirsch’s Centurion recently launched their 2016 monthly Ladies Networking event, where ladies from all walks of life are invited to join in for a morning of fun, education and networking. The seventy five ladies who attended the meeting agreed that it was a morning to remember.
Renette Nel was announced as a finalist of the prestigious Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Achiever of the Month Competition. Renette is the owner of The Wedding Warehouse, a business that she started on a shoestring and which now boasts an annual turnover in excess of R25 million.
The Guest Speaker at the event was Karina Joubert, a Face Pattern Recognition coach from Let’s Face It. Karina explained how Face Pattern Recognition as a means of self-profiling can help individuals discover their innate strengths and skills. “Greater self-awareness enables us to love who we are, make changes where necessary and use our strengths to our advantage. In understanding ourselves and others, we are empowered to build positive rapport in communicating with others – when we communicate in ‘their language’ we gain confidence and a competitive advantage.” She explained.
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On a bright and breezy morning, staff from Hirsch’s Centurion – armed with 2 coffee machines and 120 muffins – set off to spoil the teachers of the Rooihuiskraal Primary School in Centurion. The school boasts 120 teachers and admin staff, and educates just under 2 000 children from Grade RR to Grade 8 – making them, according to their Principal Mr Ferdi Maree, the largest Primary School in South Africa.
Commented Hirsch Centurion PRO, Joanne Brunette on the visit “At Hirsch’s we believe in getting involved and making a positive contribution in our community – and one way of doing this is by giving recognition to the schools and teachers that are forming the leaders of tomorrow. Mr Maree was thrilled that we were prepared to spoil the Educators with freshly brewed cappuccino’s and muffins. He has been the Principal for 21 years, and was eager to show us around the beautiful and well run school. Due to the size of the school there are 4 break periods for the Teachers, and our team had to stay on their toes to ensure that everybody was served in the quickest possible time. The grateful smiles and words of appreciation and thanks, definitely made our efforts worthwhile. The Marketing Manager of the school, Carien Folsher, was most complimentary and appreciative of this kind gesture – and has invited Hirsch’s to get involved in future Parent evenings and events at the school.”
LEADING SA APPLIANCE STORE HOSTS AFRICA’S RETAIL SPECIALISTS
Appliance and furniture retailers from around Africa visited Hirsch’s Fourways store recently to see how the top independently owned appliance retailer in Southern Africa was run. They were excited to meet with Margaret Hirsch as she was recently the recipient of CEO magazines Most Influential Woman in the Retail Industry for the whole of All Africa. She spoke to them about what it takes to run a successful appliance retail business in South Africa.
The trip to Hirsch’s was organised by Bosch and was part of a four day visit to South Africa that culminated in a conference titled “Seize the Momentum” that was aimed at helping the dealers growing their own businesses. It was apt that Bosch organised the event as their business has grown by 43% in Africa and they are now the second biggest laundry supplier in South Africa.
Margaret Inspires Transnet Employees
Recently Margaret Hirsch was invited to give a motivational talk to Transnet Head Office staff. She spoke about her humble beginnings and how she strived for greatness and came to be where she is today with a beautiful family, co- owner of the biggest independently owned appliance store in South Africa and her own, personal triumph, winning many prestigious business awards.
Commented Transnet’s Business Optimization Leader, Siyabonga Gule “Margaret has motivated me to take a leap of faith to help, inspire and empower our employees which is my passion. Her story is that of persistence and hard work. I am sure that everyone has taken something vital home with them today!”