Auction Sponsors 2017
Airlink is a privately owned airline business with 25 years of customer focused experience. As a Regional Feeder Airline, Airlink offers a wide network of regional and domestic flights within southern Africa, and operates as a franchisee of South African Airways.
Airlink connects travellers to 37 destinations in 9 african Countries and St Helena, namely: South Africa, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Ardmore Ceramic Art is an internationally acclaimed ceramic studio, based in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. The unique and vibrant artworks have become representative of South African art and have been termed a ‘modern day collectable’. Ardmore was founded in 1985 when Fee Halsted started teaching her first student, Bonne Ntshalintshali, on the Ardmore farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg. Five years later, in 1990, Bonnie and Fee jointly won the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award. The studio now consists of over 50 artists whose work has been sold at Christies, Sotheby’s and Bonham’s in London and to collectors around the world. Recently our president proudly presented her majesty with an Ardmore piece as a state gift. From sculptors (who mould the clay into brilliant shapes, figures and forms) to the painters (who paint vibrant colours and decorative designs), these collaborative artists create unique ceramic art that brings an African soul to every home.
Barn Cottage has been renovated to a very high standard in the grounds of Alderstead Manor. It is situated in a quiet area of Merstham with open fields and beautiful country walks. There is easy access to main line railway stations and road networks. Perfect for families or a romantic getaway or if you love sport plenty of cycle routes and golf courses, and a tennis court including the top rated Walton Heath Golf Course and Addington Palace. Alderstead Manor is a house of historical interest dating back to c.1296.
Ever since our launch in early 2006 we have aimed to provide first-class entertainment across the spectrum of sports betting, casino, bingo and poker.Showcasing state-of-the-art technology, powered by renowned software provider Microgaming, we are able to consistently deliver our ever-
growing player community with a wealth of betting options and ultimately, an unrivalled gaming experience.Through our accreditation by trusted international testing agency eCOGRA, fun and excitement in a safe and fair environment is ensured at all times. In addition, we offer a dedicated customer support team, available in 17 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Boutique Gallery
ARTIST HEIKE DAVIS. Heike works from her home studio in Simondium, between Paarl and Franschhoek and is married to sculptor Samuel Allerton. Heike has generously donated the magnificent painting titled “EXOTIC BLUE (2017)” size 1,2 x 1,2m Medium Ink and acrylic on canvas. Framed
This work is part of an ongoing series which looks at the female body as the exotic and the gaze that accompanies it – both the male and female gaze. Heike plays with ideas around the fear and fantasy of the exotic or the ‘other’. Her interest lies particularly in the women of the Dwarsriver Valley of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and the complex historical narrative that is carried in the lives, faces and bodies of these women. “The blue and green eyes interspersed through the communities reflect hints of myself and of my own children and something brutal reflects back at me through the same blue eyes, subtle visual reminders of the layered complexities of being a women. It is about being able to return the gaze not only as a women but also as a forbidden other.”
ARTIST LUC GIJBELS. Luc has generously donated a framed Photographic Print Edition of 15 titled “I THINK THE SUN IS MINE”. Born in 1967, Luc studied Publicity and Graphic Design in Holland before starting his own publicity agency where he designed campaigns for various national and international brands. His work and love of travel took him to all corners of the planet during this period and he fell in love with South Africa. Over the past 15 years, the country has became his second home.To realise his “A Little Glow in the Dark” project, Luc spent seven intense weeks in Nyanga township in Cape Town. He used 60 kilometres of white knitting yarn and photographed 200 local children – with pieces of art, letters filled with dreams, slips of paper with messages or playful snippets of wisdom – to produce an arresting series of images designed to make us stop and think.In the series Luc tells a story about life lines. He believes that every human being is born naked and slowly builds up what are about 200 meaningful connections with others throughout his or her life.
We can help you get to more than 170 destinations worldwide from the four London airports (London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City and London Stansted). Whether you’re thinking of a weekend break in Europe or exploring the ancient cultures of Asia we can take you there.
Burhill Golf Club
Established in 1907 Burhill Golf Club is one of the finest golf venues in Surrey. Nestled in leafy parkland on the outskirts of Walton on Thames, Burhill has two superb 18 hole golf courses, each very different in style, character and golfing challenge. Burhill’s Georgian mansion clubhouse, dating back to 1726 is simply stunning and is home to two bars, The Green restaurant and private dining facilities for up to 150 guests. Burhill Golf Club has a thriving membership and welcomes new members to join
Carol Cox, Artist
Carol was born and raised in Zululand, spending a lot of time in the Mfolozi and Hluhluwe game reserves. This built in her a deep love for wildlife and the bush. She now resides in the UK and as a member of London Visual Arts exhibits in the Sheraton Hotel Heathrow and Fego’s gallery in Gerrards Cross. She was recently a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the year 2017.
Coombe Hill Golf Club
Members of Coombe Hill Golf Club are blessed to play on one of only a handful of courses designed by J.F. “Aber” Abercromby. It’s said that the master architect spent a great many hours, not only walking the land, but also floating over the site in a hot air balloon, honing his design. In 1911, three years after completing Worplesdon and three years before Addington, Abercromby’s course at Coombe Hill opened for play with the Right Honourable Winston Churchill among the early club members.
As a multi-award-winning travel management company, we provide a fully integrated service to clients in the charity, academic and not-for-profit sector. We have significant expertise in arranging travel to both familiar and more obscure areas of the globe, with access to exclusive highly flexible charity and academic air fares.
However complex or straightforward, we add value to the travel programmes of charities and academic institutions worldwide.
Esher Rugby Club
Formed in 1923, Esher Rugby is Surrey’s most successful rugby club.
The 1st XV currently plays semi-professional rugby in National League 1. The club also supports a further 5 senior competitive and social sides, plus youth rugby for boys and girls, aged 6 to 18.Esher Rugby boasts a growing membership in excess of 1,000, with season ticket sales increasing significantly in recent times.
The clubhouse is situated within 23 acres of freehold land and has excellent amenities for players, spectators and corporate guests, with dining facilities for up to 200, whilst the ground contains a large stand and capacity for 1,800 supporters.
The club is led by a formidable management team which includes Chairman of Rugby and BBC Sports presenter, John Inverdale and Executive Director and former England international, Simon Halliday.
First Car Rental
First Car Rental provides affordable car hire in South Africa, and internationally, servicing over 4500 locations in over 100 countries. In South Africa, First Car Rental has more than 6 500 vehicles in use operating out of 50 car rental branches, including branches at all major South African airports, business and tourist destinations.
First Car Rental is recognised as one of the top car hire companies in the country having been selected, for the fourth consecutive year, as one of South Africa’s Top 500 Best Managed Companies.
The South African Service Awards Company awarded First Car Rental “the most consistent company over 3 years” on it achieving an over 85% customer service satisfaction average, voted by their customers over a 3 year period, beating all other companies across all industries in South Africa.
Founded in 2009, Givergy is an award-winning company which offers a range of cutting-edge technology platforms to help charities raise more at fundraising events and online.
In 2015, Givergy has raised over £25 million for more than 1,200 incredible global causes through an array of interactive fundraising products. With offices now in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Sydney Givergy helps charities around the world raise more for incredible global causes.
The Green House
Serious about luxury, serious about sustainability
On the face of it, The Green House is simply a beautifully restored, 32-room Grade II Victorian villa in the heart of Bournemouth, perfectly nestled between Dorset’s finest blue-flag golden beaches and the ancient mysteries of the New Forest. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll discover that we eat, sleep, breathe sustainability. So much so that we’ve been recognised as one of the top “eco-hotels” not just in the UK… but in the world.
Jennifer Janson and Business Bookclub
My Business Bookclub is for people who like business books, but are overwhelmed by choice. The site offers a paid subscription service where subscribers are sent a carefully selected book to help them build a curated bookshelf of resources that will teach, motivate, inspire and challenge.
If you host a company golf event, you want your guests to have a wonderful experience…..no matter how they play on the course.
You also want to excite them, get them talking to each other and make sure they remember their day out with you and your company.
So meet Jeremy Dale….. an astonishing trick shot artist and PGA coach who will make your event memorable by performing amazing golfing stunts, making everyone laugh and giving them a great golf lesson at the same time!
Katja Nuutinen Couture
Katja Nuutinen Couture specializes in designing bespoke couture outfits ranging from glamorous red carpet gowns and cocktail dresses to chic, beautifully tailored special occasion outfits and bespoke accessories, and has established as one of the sought after new generation couturiers in London attracting high-profile clientele not only from UK but around the world. To complement the couture designs, Katja has created a collection of gorgeous hats and head pieces perfect for social events and special occasions. Each piece is made by hand in the Wimbledon studio. Drawing from her Finnish design heritage and love for old world glamour, Katja will create a perfectly co-ordinated look for your special occasion and make you feel fabulous when it’s your moment to shine!
LE GOLF NATIONAL
LE GOLF NATIONAL is the home of the 2017 HNA Open de France, part of the Rolex Series and a member of the EUROPEAN TOUR PROPERTIES, the prestigious network of world-class venues.
You can play the next RYDER CUP COURSE 1 YEAR BEFORE TEAM USA and TEAM EUROPE compete to win the greatest team tournament.
Recently awarded 2017 Best French Course (Today’s Golfer UK Magazine) for the 3rd consecutive year, it is consistently ranked in World’s Top 100 Courses and Europe’s Top 20 (Golf World Magazine). 10 km from the Palace of Versailles and 25km from the Eiffel Tower, combine a memorable experience with the sights of romantic Paris. The Team will always do their utmost to offer a memorable experience on this wonderful course.
Robyn has been a photographer for 13+ years and has won several awards for her work. She grew up in South Africa and moved to the UK in ’99. Robyn is currently living in Berkshire, but most her corporate work (Headshots / Interior photography / Case study photography etc) is carried out in London.
Rediscover London at The Trafalgar St. James
Trafalgar Square is the axis on which London tilts, we stand at its epicentre – a hotel which houses three unique food and drinks destinations. We bring together the greatest elements of modern London and celebrate them through our approach to design, food, drink and service.
Guests have been coming to us since 2001, but our relaunch takes us in an exciting new direction, one that suits us perfectly to Londoners and travellers alike.
London Golf Club
London Golf Club provides an oasis of golfing tranquillity in 700 acres of idyllic Kent countryside, just 20 miles from the Capital. With its all-encompassing facilities and convenient access to major motorways, rail networks and international airports, the club is uniquely positioned to welcome and cater for visiting golfers, corporate golf days, meetings and weddings in addition to providing a membership experience that surpasses expectations.
Whether a member or a guest you can be sure you’ll have an experience to remember both on and off-course from the moment you drive through the gates and into the glorious surroundings of the South East’s finest golfing destination.
The Mantis Collection
Mantis is a family run collection of award winning, privately owned, five star properties located around the world, across all seven continents. Each of the diverse, handpicked properties represents the finest example of its kind and celebrates the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the locations in which they are found. Found in 2000 by entrepreneur and hotelier Adrian Gardiner, the Mantis Brand is internationally acclaimed for its pioneering work in Development, Hospitality, Marketing, Education and Conservation.
Martin Evans has been painting for more than 18 years focusing on the French Impressionist style of painting. From a young age Martin showed interest in art and enjoyed pencil drawings during his school years. No formal art training was received but the urge to paint peeked during his university years during the completion of his business studies. This strong desire to be creative with a brush let him to take up oil painting classes. This was the birth of more than just a hobby, it become his passion and great love.
The use of vibrant and strong oil colours is seen as a way to express that, which is on the inside, and this culminated in a very distinct style. Preferred subject matter includes amongst others landscapes, farm scenes, seascapes and trees. Martin resides in the southern tip of Africa in the beautiful rainbow country, South Africa.
“In my paintings I try to give back that which God has entrusted to me and in the process reflect some of Africa’s warm and stunning atmosphere”
Nedbank Group is one of SA’s four largest banking groups by assets and deposits, with Nedbank Limited being the principal banking subsidiary. Nedbank Ltd. is a JSE Top 40 company with ordinary shares listed on the JSE since 1969 and on the Namibian Stock Exchange since 2007.
Through Nedbank’s investment in golf, now into its fourth decade, it has become known as a leading golf sponsor in South Africa. Nedbank’s position in the market has been achieved through the iconic Nedbank Golf Challenge; a European and Sunshine Tour sanctioned event in Sun City, the Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open and the Nedbank Affinity Cup a further Sunshine Tour event. Nedbank is also the banking partner to the Sunshine Tour which further entrenches the Nedbank brand on the domestic golf landscape.
Nyama Catering started as an idea amongst 2 young enthusiastic students: Johannes Burger and George Zaayman. Being virtually driven from their own country due to a lack of jobs, these two decided that if they must go abroad then they may as well take a little piece of their beloved country with them to share with those longing for it, and even those that have never experienced it. Yes, a spit roast might sound like just a simple cooking method to some, but those who know it and who will come to know it will realise it is much more: a piece of a culture held together by a tradition that refuses to fade away.
Although the spit roast or hog roast was traditionally a lamb / hog (and sometimes even a giraffe) cooked on open flame, it is important to acknowledge that even traditions like these must move with the times. Now spit roasts and hog roasts can be done indoors without any smoke or mess, thus enabling us to have a braai anytime, anywhere. And that’s really how life should be…
Octagon is an award-winning strategic and creative marketing agency specializing in sport and culture. We help brands such as Mastercard, Budweiser and Shell create partnerships, campaigns and experiences. All of our work is underpinned by insights, and backed by a bold ambition:
To create work that earns attention.
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Here at Purple Parking we have been dealing with cars since 1925, so not only are we experts in excellent customer service, but our history shows we understand how to work with vehicles.
Our services focus on making travel easy for our customers, from our popular Park and Ride offering to the convenient Meet and Greet chauffeur service. All Purple Parking car parks are protected by the latest 24-hour security surveillance technology and we have striven to regularly update our systems and revise procedures so you can travel with the assurance that your vehicle is in safe hands.
Last season saw Saracens enjoy one of the most successful years in their history, claiming both the Aviva Premiership and the European Champions Cup titles to build on their Aviva Premiership and Anglo-Welsh cup successes of the previous campaign. This season the North London side have had their ranks bolstered by the arrival of new signings including South African internationals Schalk Burger and Vincent Koch who join England stars Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell, George Kruis, Mako Vunipola, Alex Goode and Maro Itoje at the Allianz Park based side.
The Sparrow Schools Foundation
The Sparrow Schools Foundation was set up in the UK in 1997 to give financial and other help to Sparrow Schools in South Africa and to foster cultural links between students and children in the UK.
The Foundation promotes the Educate-a-Child programme which finds sponsors who will give financial support to students at Sparrow, and raises money to fund school facilities and specialist teachers. It provides teaching back-up in the form of experienced and graduate volunteers. Sport, choir and drama tours to the UK enrich the experience of the children and their hosts. Over the years a close relationship has built up between the teachers and pupils at Sparrow Schools and the many people in the UK who have met, heard and read about them.
The Sun International brand has a proud legacy in the gaming, hospitality and entertainment sector. Its superior hotels and resorts profile makes it a recognized premium brand. The Sun International Group has a diverse profile of assets including world class five star hotels, modern and well located casinos, and some of the world’s premier resorts. Our destinations offer experiential luxury, enduring quality and incredible adventure, supported by an authentic dedication to personal service.
“Our mission is to create great memories for our guests, people and stakeholders.”
Travel Sommelier is a luxury travel concierge company with offices in USA and UK. We specialize in designing trips focused on safari and related activities throughout the African continent and islands. We tailor itineraries in niche markets around the world and offer unparalleled knowledge of local food and wine in these markets. All of our trips are custom-designed for our guests, who range from honeymooners to multi-generational families, with a spectrum in between. We pride ourselves on possessing intimate, insider knowledge of all of the destinations in our portfolio. In line with this ethos, we visit – we eat, drink, sleep, touch, smell and meet the people of – each of the destinations and component properties on a frequent basis. Better yet, we focus great energy on conservation efforts and charitable giving.
Waud Wine Club
Waud Wine Club is once again very pleased to be supporting the South African Golf Day.
The Waud Wine Club has a membership of 220 like-minded individuals – and the Club aims to provide interesting and unusual wines for the members to enjoy.These wines mainly come from the Old World, as we specialise in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. But we also have smaller parcels of wine from South Africa, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina.
Members of the Club enjoy 3 mixed taster cases throughout the year, club dinners and tastings, overseas wine tours – as well as special offers.