Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer
Margaret and Allan Hirsch started their family run appliance business in a tiny showroom in Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban, in 1979 with just R900 that they had saved. Today Hirsch’s has grown into a chain of mega appliance and home furnishing stores in KZN the Cape and Gauteng. At the end of 2012, the company had topped the R1 billion turnover milestones and are well on their way to achieving their second billion rand turnover. Their strength, they believe, is in their well trained staff, and customer service.
Margaret, Chief Operations Executive of Hirsch’s, wife, mother and grandmother is also a champion of women’s empowerment, and someone who firmly believes in giving back to the community, especially to people in a less fortunate situation, having been there once herself. Having had to battle from an early age, she found that it is possible, through sheer determination and a positive attitude, to get ahead and now all Hirsch’s staff members are encouraged to better themselves and are shown that by uplifting themselves they will ultimately uplift those around them.