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Visit Hirsch’s Meadowdale this FESTIVE SEASON

Hirsch’s is a family run company with thirty five years’ experience in the home appliance and furniture business.  From ovens and hobs, to air conditioning units, fridges and freezers, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, tumble driers, dish washing machines, food mixers, wonderfully comfortable lounge, veranda and dining room furniture, beds, bedding and all the latest in home theatre and sound systems and televisions –  we have it all and, at great prices.

The Christmas holidays are just around the corner and we at Hirsch’s are mindful of the fact that you could be looking for possible replacements for a variety of home furnishings, appliances and electrical equipment for your Home. If this is the case, I would love to help you with your selection,

We also Offer a Full Delivery Service where we deliver your appliance, take it out the box; install the item for you (provided all correct plumbing is present). We are one of the only retailers who will take our customer service to this level of “Same Day Delivery”.

Don’t be shy! Come in for a coffee and we can discuss your requirements at the Hirsch Meadowdale Branch.  We are conveniently situated on 12 Herman Road, Edenvale !

Call Us on (011) 6572400!

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MARGARET GOES GLOBAL!

Margaret Hirsch, COE of the Hirsch Group has been given the great honour of being selected  to be inducted into the Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame (2014) for countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  The induction ceremony will take place on the 20th and 21st November in Dubai.  The Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame is an unprecedented global network of great women leaders who are improving and evolving the societies they represent.

As well as her “day job” as the Chief Operations Executive of the Hirsch Group (the largest independently owned  Appliance and Electronics company in South Africa)   Margaret has made it her mission to help South African Girls and Women to reach their full potential at school and in the work place.  She has won several business awards over the last few years, including the BWASA Business Woman of the Year (Entrepreneur) and the SANLAM  Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship.  Hirsch’s were given an award for their Women’s Empowerment Programme – the Girls With Dignity Project – at the TOP Women Awards ceremony in 2013. The project has seen her visit schools around South Africa handing out reusable panty packs to girls who cannot afford sanitary protection and end up missing a week of school every month because of this.  The girls are achieving much better results at school now that they are able to attend school on a regular basis.

Margaret has also started a Margaret Hirsch Business Woman of the Month (leading up to the Business Woman of the Year)  competition in all of the areas in which Hirsch’s operates (11 throughout South Africa, the most recent is their Silverlakes branch that opens on October 24).  She started up the competitions because she could see how she – and Hirsch’s – had  benefited from the business accolades she has received over the years. “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.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 I would like to encourage them to come forward and enter the competition.”  She explained.

MARGARET HIRSCH APPOINTED ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER OF EKURHULENI WEST TVET COLLEGE

With her wealth of knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, Margaret Hirsch, COE of the Hirsch Group was recently appointed   a committee member onto the Ekurhuleni West TVET in an advisory capacity.
The EWTC officially launched their Centre for Entrepreneurship in June 2013.
and their New Venture Creation programme is due to start in January 2015.
The Centre runs a 3 days Entrepreneurship programme for EWC students, one at the Kathorus campus and the other at Boksburg campus.   They have also run two programmes for unemployed Youth in Katlehong. The feedback from both the students and unemployed youth is very positive. One of the students who participated in the programme has made it to the second round of the Business Partners Business Plan competition.
The Centre in association with the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality will run a week long entrepreneurship programme for emerging youth entrepreneurs at Ekurhuleni. A total of fifty entrepreneurs will participate. The programme will involve training and ‘Elevator pitch competition’. The aim is to capacitate these entrepreneurs, help them to write fundable business plans and assist them to secure funding to grow their enterprises.

HIRSCH CUSTOMERS VOTE THEM THE BEST!

Hot on the heels of being voted by their customers, as  the best appliance and electronics retail outlet in KZN (Daily News Your Choice Awards)  Hirsch’s have just been voted as the  Best Home Appliance Store by Star readers in this National Newspaper’s annual “Your Choice” Competition!

The competition was run over 8 weeks on the basis that  readers could vote for their favorite business in two ballots.

Said a spokesman from the Star “Readers voted on  good customer service levels, product exposure, customer needs and wants and confidence in the business.  Congratulations to the Hirsch team on this great achievement!”

“The Sky is the Limit” For Business’s on the East Rand – Hirsch’s at the Captains of Industry Forum

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Hirsch’s Boksburg/Meadowdale attended the “Captains of Industry Forum” this morning at Classic India in Boksburg, where issues and progress on the popular “Aerotropolis” were addressed by civil engineer and head of the development of the Gautrain Project, Mr Jack Van Der Merwe.

Jack van der Merwe, who successfully oversaw the development of the Gautrain project, has been appointed by Premier Nomvula Mokonyane to lead the development of the aerotropolis and inform the public on its advances. Topics such as transportation, economic forecast, job opportunities, rail system implementation and new Gautrain rail systems were discussed at this mornings meeting.

A new 25-year draft transport plan for Gauteng that was discussed, which shows the development of the Aerotropolis creating as many as 700,000 jobs! This transportation plan includes extended routes to the Gautrain, for example, a route from Honeydew to Boksburg and visa versa. Other transportation improvements include priority bus route systems and secondary bus route system. “If we do not do it in the next 25 years, highway speeds will reduce to 12 km per hour” said Jack Van Der Merwe.

Due to the forecast of this project, density of population is likely to increase. “Businesses on the East Rand are encouraged to stay as we are conveniently situated as the forecast unfolds” said Brigitte.

What are the Key Focus Areas or the Aerotropolis?

1) RETAIL

2) Tourism and Culture

3) Education

4) Natural Resources

5) Agriculture

6) Health Science

7) Manufacturing

8) Logistics

9) Aviation

10) Professional Services

What does Hirsch’s need to consider leading up to the unfolding of this strategy, keeping in mind, the 5 year plan has already been approved by Government?

1) Identify opportunities.

2) Identify constraints .

3) Guide investment decisions.

4) Define where Ekurhuleni can facilitate and Influence your business.

5) Remain competitive.

6) What Factors enables Hirsch’s to be competitive on a Global level.

Hirsch’s Meadowdale Visits Re//Max new Estates

Hirsch’s Meadowdale was invited to spend the day with Re//Max one and MGA projects to launch their newly developed estate. The new estate, Silver Pines has beautifully developed new 1 – 3 bedroom estates, allowing New home owners an opportunity to view the new development in Benoni. Hirsch’s arrived setting up their top of the range Miele coffee machine and snacks for guest’s to feel right at home. Everyone who attended was very impressed with the new development and was thrilled to be spoiled by Hirsch’s staff member Wesley Morris, Public Relations Officer. I had no idea that Hirsch’s stocked such beautiful appliances and we look forward to visiting your store soon said” Pamela Zulu” one of the new proud owner.Image

Hirsch’s Meadowdale and Greenstone Guide Competition

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Hirsch’s Meadowdale Pamper party

Hirsch’s Meadowdale spoiled their customers on Mother’s day with a pamper party that took place in- store. All mother’s where treated with delicious snacks/ frothy hot cappuccino’s and delicious cupcakes, specially made for all the very special Mothers. During their visit with us they lined up to be pampered. All Mothers were pampered from top to toe. Just to mention some of the papering happening on the day,was skin scans and beautiful make-up makeovers. All the very special Moms received goodie bag’s packed with some more pamper vouchers at a selection of spas and salons, everyone also had delicious nougat and biscuits to take home and enjoy.