Article source: ShowMe Durban September 5, 2012
On August 28 2012, Margaret Hirsch, the Chief Operations Officer for the mega appliance store, Hirsch’s Homestores, the company that she, and her husband Allan founded 33 years ago, won the Entrepreneurial Business Woman of the Year Award. She received her award from President Jacob Zuma at a glittering gala dinner held at the Sandton convention centre. This is the top award for women in business in South Africa.
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- Margaret Hirsch is one half of a dynamic husband and wife duo that founded Hirsch's Homestores. Back in 1979, as a secretary, together with her husband Allan, then an appliance repair man, they unwittingly became entrepreneurs who went on to build an appliance, electronics and furnishing retail empire. Today, Hirsch's Homestores is the largest independently owned appliance and electronics business in Southern Africa, with seventeen branches and concept stores spread throughout South Africa.