WIN WITH CARBRO PRODUCTS ON E-TV!
Carbro is teaming up with E-TV to help us get ready for Spring Cleaning, by giving away a Carbro hamper worth R1,000 – PLUS R1,000 CASH to one lucky viewer every day from 11 to 15 September… So make sure you tune in to E-TV every morning from 5.30 for your chance to win. Visit the Carbro Facebook page as well for even more chances to win a Carbro Spring Cleaning hamper worth R1,000 too!
Acorn MD Gail Downing joins Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2017
On August 9th, National Women’s Day, Gail Downing, managing director of Acorn Group (which owns the Tabard, Carbro and Vapona brands) became one of 21 selected businesswomen to join the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2017.
The programme is an initiative of global assurance, tax, advisory and transaction services firm EY (Ernst & Young) and identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to grow.
In a media release about the programme, Azim Omar, Africa Growth Markets Leader at EY, said: “The size of the 2017 class is evidence of the great business women we have in South Africa. We are proud to work alongside these women in expanding and strengthening their enterprises.”
He further added: “The latest research from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) reveals that the gender gap in entrepreneurship in South Africa is narrowing. GEM found that in 2016, more than seven women were engaged in early-stage entrepreneurship, for every 10 male entrepreneurs. That number was an increase from six women for every 10 men in 2015. The figures show that progress is being made in getting more women involved in entrepreneurship, however, there is still a lot more that needs to be done, which is why programmes such as Entrepreneurial Winning Women are important.”
Gail is one of four South African winners of the International Women Entrepreneurs Challenge (IWEC) Awards who were selected to join the Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2017. For more information about the Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme, or to learn more about the Class of 2017, please visit http://www.ey.com/za/winningwomen
A big thank you from Acorn & Tabard to everyone who attended the Neigh-bours Training Show sponsored by Tabard Equine Lotion at Eaton Farm on 2 July…
Hearty congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated – and we look forward to seeing you and your brave and beautiful horses again soon!
Neigh-Bours is proud to announce a fun Dressage & Jumping Training Show, brought to you by Tabard Equine!
ENTRIES CLOSE: 8pm Tuesday 27th June 2017
ENTRY FORM: Click http://
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Inspired by the adventurous spirit of James and Lumé Morrow, who will spend the rest of 2017 travelling in Africa to assist local communities as volunteers, Tabard has donated enough product to help ensure they remain bug free all year. We wish them all the best as they leave for Namibia on Friday for their first volunteer project in the Caprivi Strip. To learn more, go to their website
September 2016 – WELCOME HOME AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PARALYMPIANS
South African Paralympic Medalists
• Kevin Paul
• Hilton Langenhoven
• Charl du Toit
• Ernst van Dyk
• Reinhardt Hamman
• Dyan Buis
• Ilse Hayes
• Ntando Mahlangu
• Anrune Liebenburg
• Jonathan Ntutu
• Hilton Langenhoven
• Fanie van der Merwe
• Tyrone Pillay
• Zanele Siti
• Dyan Buis
July 2016 – TABARD STOPS MOSQUITOES BUGGING TEAM SOUTH AFRICA
When members and officials of Team South Africa leave for Brazil to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics, they will be taking off with the knowledge that in response to widely publicised concerns over contracting the Zika virus, every effort is being made to prevent them being bothered and bitten by the mosquitoes that transmit the disease.
July 2016 – ACORN’S GAIL DOWNING WINS 2016 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’ AWARD
Founder and CEO of the Acorn Group of Companies, businesswoman and entrepreneur Gail Downing, is one of two awardees of the 2016 International Women Entrepreneurs Challenge (IWEC) – honoured recently by the Cape Chamber of Commerce and IWEC Foundation in Cape Town. Gail will represent South Africa at the IWEC global conference in Brussels later this year, together with her co-winner, Debbie Merdjan, Founder and CEO of the Camelot Group.
October 2015 – TABARD STOPS MOSQUITOES BUGGING RHINO RAGE RANGERS
Prompted by their concern for the plight of our rhino population – Acorn Group, owners of the Tabard brand – recently donated large quantities of their products to help keep some 700 game rangers mosquito-free this summer.
July 2014 – TABARD CO-SPONSOR IN CAPE TO DAR ES SALAAM CHALLENGE
Tabard is proud to be associated with the Land Rover Cape to Dar Es Salaam Challenge as a co-sponsor. We will be updating the Tabard Facebook page regularly with details regarding this once in a lifetime adventure. Also be sure to visit the www.landymag.co.za website to stand a chance to WIN big prizes!
FEBRUARY 2014 – ACORN MD COLLECTS ENTERPRISING WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD IN USA
Gail Downing, managing director of Acorn Group Holdings, was recently honoured by the American magazine and global businesswomens’ networking organisation Enterprising Women.
One of three South African businesswomen selected from its global membership, Gail was a winner in one of several categories at the international 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. This annual celebration honors outstanding women entrepreneurs who have demonstrated that they own and manage fast-growth businesses; mentor and give back to help other women business-owners; and are leaders in their communities.It also provides networking opportunities for women thought-leaders, established businesswomen and emerging women entrepreneurs from the United States and around the world. As a founding member of the South African Women Entrepreneurs Network (SAWEN) Gail also maintains a special place in her life for the advancement of women in the local economy.
She currently serves as Chairperson of the SAWEN board, while keeping a steady hand on the helm as managing director of Acorn Group, which continues to grow and consolidate its role as a successful and independent owner of several leading brands in the South African consumer market.