Mathilda Venter – Valcucine

Mathilda Venter – Valcucine

Mathilda Venter grew up in the Karoo and experienced at first hand the essence of a farm kitchen. She achieved a degree from Stellenbosch University in Consumer Science in Housing and Design, before moving to London for 11 years where she gained valuable insight into...
Ricardo Sabino Costa – FABRI

Ricardo Sabino Costa – FABRI

Business Director of FABRI South Africa, Ricardo Sabino Costa was born and raised in Lisbon and graduated with a degree in Business Communication Studies and a post-graduation in Marketing Management. He moved to South Africa in late 2013. He recalls: ‘When I arrived...
Steve Palmer – American Shutters

Steve Palmer – American Shutters

Steve Palmer was born in Kingston on Thames, London and was a mere eight months old when his parents decided to emigrate from the UK to South Africa. Consequently he considers himself to be a true South African. He recalls: ‘I was schooled at St George’s Grammar...
Liam Gawne – Miele

Liam Gawne – Miele

Liam Gawne was born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal and grew up in Kloof, north of Durban. After finishing school he took a gap year in London, which was to prove pivotal in his professional career before returning to Johannesburg where he has lived ever since. He...
Philip Richards – blu_line

Philip Richards – blu_line

Philip Richards recalls: ‘The road to blu_line began over 15 years ago. The company was formed by my brother and myself in the basement flatlet of our parents’ home. I was 18 at the time, finishing up my final matric exams and my brother was a computer programmer who...