A range of AngelShack’s high quality, innovative office furniture will be on display at the fifth annual Proudly South African Buy Local Summit and Expo being held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 30 March.
This is the first time AngelShack will feature alongside some 200 exhibitors at the national exhibition which seeks to boost the local economy by supporting quality organisations that are Proudly South African.
“We are so excited to participate in this very beneficial event where we have been given the chance to showcase our stylish and progressive office furniture range including the award-winning POP Chair, produced right here in Sandton,” explained Joy Turnbull, MD of sales at AngelShack.
The summit has quickly grown into one of the biggest events on the business calendar, promoting local manufacturing and business to stimulate the economy. It attracts a cross-section of business leaders, government representatives, economists, entrepreneurs and procurement decision-makers providing the ideal networking opportunity for all sectors.
“The Summit and Expo encourage an increase in the uptake of local goods and services to stimulate the economy and create jobs,” says Proudly SA’s CEO, Adv Leslie Sedibe.
“It is an opportunity for our members, such as AngelShack, to showcase their Proudly South African products and services while we promote what South Africa makes – and what makes South Africa. We are proud of the achievements by our members such as AngelShack, as well as their important contribution towards growing the economy, creating jobs and helping create a better country for all,” he added.
“We encourage procurement decision makers as well as ordinary South African consumers to visit the Expo and experience the significant contribution AngelShack makes to South Africa and the local economy,” he concluded.
The Proudly South African brand has very strict criteria determining what companies or enterprises qualify to become members of the organisation. To ensure products or services are of the best quality, at least 50% of the cost of production must be incurred within the country; the product or service must have some recognised form of quality accreditation; the company must comply with all labour legislation and ensure fair labour practices and the company must be environmentally responsible.
“AngelShack adheres strictly to these four pillars which we believe are integral to the success of business in South Africa,” said Turnbull. “When it comes to office furniture, we feel it’s important that our customers receive international-level quality while still paying local prices.”
Through buying local, consumers have a hugely positive impact on lives of South Africans through job creation, by safeguarding existing jobs, reducing poverty and establishing a strong industrial base. This simple act also encourages entrepreneurship and creativity while the consumer is guaranteed a good quality product.
AngelShack collaborates with international designer, Stefan Brodbeck, who brings a worldly aspect to the furniture style while the organisation’s local Research and Development team of industrial designers ensure every piece is suited to and costed for the South African market.
AngelShack will be running a competition on the day, the prize being one POP Chair, decorated in the South African flag, which will go to one lucky stand visitor. Alongside the POP Chair, AngelShack will also be displaying the GameChanger NXT desking system, storage solutions, the Speak Easy Booth, as well as the new Buddy – a fun, informal seating option.
The Proudly South African Summit and Expo will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 30 March from 7am to 5pm. As part of Proudly SA’s service to the country, entry to the Expo is free of charge. Registration to attend the event can be completed online at www.buylocalsummit.co.za