On 4 April Hirsch’s hosted a Cocktail evening to mark the official opening of their new branch in Milnerton, Cape Town. Suppliers, celebrities and members from the local community were invited to join in the celebrations with Allan, Margaret, Richard and Luci Hirsch.
Daughter Luci, the “voice of Hirsch’s” kicked off the formal ceremony by welcoming all guests to the milestone event. She spoke about the Hirsch’s history, how the business was started and how it has grown to the successful retail empire it is today. She explained about Hirsch’s community involvement, Hirsch’s going green with revolutionary engineering concepts and the Hirsch family culture.
Managing Director of the company, Richard Hirsch spoke next about the Cape Town dream, the planning, the training, the hard work, and the determination that made the opening of the first branch in cape town a reality.
Margaret Hirsch, COE, then spoke about the Cape Town project, how it came about and how the dream was realised. She warmly thanked all involved, Isipani Construction, who through hard work and determination erected the great structure standing before our eyes today. Jandre Arangies from Isipani Construction was also awarded an ecological award for the exceptionally high ecological standards maintained throughout the duration of the project by the local community of Royal Ascot.
Allan Hirsch, CEO, was last to speak. Thanking the community of Cape Town for receiving the Hirsch’s family with open arms. He then assured the community that we were not here to take from anyone, but that we were here to grow with Cape Town and the community.
Author: Nardo van Eck