Chief Operations Officer of Hirsch’s, Margaret Hirsch, has been nominated as a finalist in the Entrepreneur section of the Annual Business Women of the Year Awards run by the Business Women’s Association of South Africa (BWSA). The nominations were announced at a function held in the Executive suite at Nedbank, Sandton City yesterday (July 26th). Nedbank and Telkom are co sponsors of the event.
There are three finalists in the Entrepreneur section, Johanna Mukoki, MD and joint founder of Travel With Flair, Pria Hassan, CEO of Women of Africa Investments and Margaret. The announcement of the winner in this category, and also the Corporate category, will be announced at a gala function in Johannesburg on August 28, 2012
This is the 33rd year that the competition has been in existence – and co-incidentally, the Hirsch’s have been in business for 33 years, having founded their Appliance and Electronics company 33 years ago. Margaret and Allan are joint founders of this family run business, starting out with R900 when they opened their doors in a small shop in 1979. With eleven branches spread throughout KZN, Gauteng and the Cape, they plan to cross the R1 billion turnover mark for the 2012 financial year.