The Top 40 under 40 is a showcase of local business talent under the age of 40 compiled by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC).
Sarah Dirsuwei (38) is the Co-owner and Manager of The Plantation.
Sarah Dirsuwei left a high-profile position as Group Marketing Manager of a JSE-listed company in Johannesburg to move down to Port Elizabeth with her husband Ralph and their young family. Fast-forward five years, and their new venture – a purpose-built wedding venue called The Plantation – is attracting brides from all over the country and raking in the awards. The Plantation won the 2010 / 2011 Welcome Awards from SA Tourism for exceptional customer service, and it has been voted South Africa’s best wedding reception centre in the Bride’s Choice Awards for the past two consecutive years. You’ll also find the Dirsuwei’s venue listed as one of South Africa’s top five winter wedding venues, and one of the top ten restaurant wedding venues in Wedding Collection magazine.
It’s heady stuff, but Dirsuwei is pragmatic. “In my former corporate role, I gained invaluable experience and insight into the ins and outs of running a successful company,” she says. “Running a business requires a complete balance of skills. I am proud to be heading a fantastic team of staff, and to leave behind a string of happy couples.”
Original Image by: Sandy Coffey Photography.
The Top 40 Under 40 list, an NMBBC initiative, was compiled from nominations and selected by an independent panel at the NMBBC. The end result is a showcase of talented and ambitious young businesspeople from diverse sectors in Nelson Mandela Bay. From 7 December 2011, MyPE showcases one under 40 achiever a day.
See all the Top 40 Under 40 HERE.
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2012/01/sarah-dirsuwei-top-40-under-40/