Robin's Nest remains dedicated to business and charity
Thursday, 14 March 2013, 09:19
Members of the Robin's Nest team at the celebration with nougat and wine, from left, Carina Bezuidenhout, Carlize Earl, Nancy Barnard, Janet Kruger and Samantha Visagie.
GEORGE BUSINESS NEWS - Robin's Nest pulled all their talent together for a celebration to introduce the new layout of their shop. In the same breath, they raised funds for the annual Cansa Relay for Life, which is taking place this Saturday.
Robin's Nest will be at the Relay in full force with five teams, totalling 56 people, participating. "The majority of our staff is female and with breast cancer being a women's issue, Cansa has always been very close to our hearts," says Sue Oelofse, general manager.
Their total commitment towards the Relay is a reflection of how they approach everything they do, says Sue.
With the celebration it was no different. It was a feast in terms of the food and wine as well as the impeccable table decor that the Robin's Nest team dreamed up for the evening. Distell sponsored the wine and presented a wine pairing with nougats from Milano's in unusual flavour combinations, such as 'chilli and choc with ginger', and served in pizza formation. Lancewood donated a delightful spread of cheeses. The 83 guests enjoyed a memorable evening.
Excitement is also in the air among the Robin's Nest teams about the lovely stall that they are planning to have at the Relay. "Our stall will boast beautiful decor, because it is the business we are in," says Sue.
They will be selling brownies and coffee, and will have a fun photo booth to provide some amusement to help keep participants from falling asleep.
Sue explains their thinking behind the newly arranged floor layout and design tables. "We have become more design focused and our offering is bespoke - you will not find it in the mainstream shops. Clients who want something unique come to us. The open space with tables enable us to take them through the whole design phase. Furthermore, our service is turnkey. We do not just sell the curtain. We offer the client a choice of fabrics, a stringent on site production process, installation of the product and after care advice."
Meticulous attention to detail is a given, whether the client selects a R90 per metre fabric or one that costs R1000 per metre. Hotels count among their clients and they also do shipping houses to Angola and Mauritius, providing the complete decor - from design and manufacturing to procuring and wrapping everything, from a teaspoon to TVs and appliances.
"When clients come to us, they draw from all this expertise of a dedicated and creative team of people," says Sue.
• Another celebration is to follow soon. The business is 30 years old this year and this milestone has to be marked in a fitting manner.