Achievers of the Year awards coming up

2016-04-06 06:00

WITH only a few weeks to go, excitement is mounting to see who will be the KZN branch winners of the Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Achiever of the Year competition.
A gala evening is being held at Hirsch’s Umhlanga branch on 21 April, 7pm for 7.30pm, to announce the winners from Hillcrest, Superstore (Umgeni Road), Umhlanga and Ballito branches, with the winners in each area­ receiving a R10 000 Hirsch voucher, and the runners-up, R5 000 and R2 500 respectively.

Proceeds from the evening will go towards the Girls with Dignity Project which enables girls from underprivileged areas attend school full time – instead of missing a week every month when they have their periods. It is a project that Margaret has been involved with since winning one of her first business awards the Business Woman’s Association of South Africa Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012.

Some of the finalists from Springfield Park include Daniyel Berry from Style Me Imaging, Cindy Norcott from PRO Appointments and Alice Leah from Mum’s Mail.

Margaret started her Business Achiever of the Year competition after winning many business awards herself over the last four years – culminating in an international award earlier this year, The Queen Victoria Commemorative Medal from the European Business Assembly.

“Winning these awards has been wonderful – both for Hirsch’s and for me personally, and I would like to see this happening to other women in business,” Margaret explained when she decided to launch the Margaret Hirsch Business Woman of the Year Award in each area in which Hirsch’s operates throughout South Africa.

“As women, we tend not to be assertive enough. There are so many fantastic women out there who are not coming forward to be acknowledged for their contribution to the business world, and this was my way of encouraging them to come forward and enter the competition,” she added.

Guest speaker at the awards is Dr Michelle Potgieter, Samsung electronics director of communications and corporate marketing.
Bookings for the evening are coming in fast and to book a table, contact Warren on
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