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theSQUAD Client Compliments

Financial Junction “theSQUAD has been such an incredible support to us and delivered nothing short of a spectacular event!

Thank you for all you have done for our company and we look forward to promoting the Squad profile for you. We know that you will be a huge success.”

 Hubert, Lynn and Rod, Financial Junction

 

 

 

Superga“Kelly and her Squad are without doubt one of the most efficient and creative teams I have worked with. Kelly has an incredible eye for project management, attention to detail and damage control, as is inevitably needed in any campaign. She held our brand’s name as high as her own and showed immense commitment to not only me, as a client, but to every step of making this campaign a success… "

Katy Ward, Marketing Manager Superga SA

exxaro logo

I want to personally thank each one of you for a wonderful arranged and produced exhibition stand at the 35th  IGC. The stand was really a hit. Numerous selfies and group photos at the stand, numerous conversations with strangers just arriving to ask who designed and build it. In a sea of the usual white, drab, square, pull-up banner, poster and vynal filled walls, this one stood out by the proverbial "sore thumb" in a good way. Numerous tweets with positive comments on the Exxaro stand, "Never seen one like this!" the general trend.

The Exxaro CEO and EXCO were impressed, say no more. Exxaro staff were impressed, say no more. 35th IGC staff were impressed, say no more. All delegates were impressed, say no more. STUNNING! This was great, thanks to all.”

Willem van der Schyff, Geologist at Exxaro Resources

Charmaine Weir-Smith - theSQUAD.co.za

“It has been my pleasure to work with Kelly for over 10 years on various events and live shows. She is a consummate professional who always delivers. It is always so refreshing to work with Kelly who delivers beyond expectation and always with a smile on her face.

Kelly is a people person. She is able to interact with people from all walks of life and every echelon of society. She is able to communicate with everyone, from CEO’s to technical staff with respect and courtesy making her extremely popular with her clients. Her enthusiasm and passion for her work means that she is always punctual, talented and excellent at what she does.

Kelly has a wide range of expertise and knowledge ranging from live theatrical shows to complex audio visual extravaganzas. Her job description varies from job to job and I am constantly amazed at the ease with which she handles different mediums. She is also proficient at formulating budgets and more importantly, sticking to them. Her creative experience is extensive and she has an acute eye for elements that will work.

In my opinion, Kelly is an asset to any job she works on. She is completely dependable and in addition to her creative capabilities, she is a warm, friendly person.”

Charmaine Weir-Smith, Award winning – Actress, Director & Writer

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“I have known and had the pleasure to interact with Kelly McGillivray in a professional capacity since July 2010.  We have worked together on Customer Service concepts for in-Dealer implementations as well as numerous awards and recognition events. Our primary focus has been on creating successful Dealer awards events. The events were very well received by our target audience and this is due to the correct mix of entertainment and messaging.

Kelly’s key roles have been that of leading the entire project from the creative conceptual thought behind the events to the final execution.  I have always experienced Kelly to be very professional in her approach and always seeks out a win-win solution whilst taking the clients feedback into account. Kelly has a deep knowledge and skill in event management.

Kelly has proved invaluable in managing all aspects of the projects including, creative, production, catering and logistics. Her key strengths include organisation, communication and problem solving. Kelly is a can do person and has the ability to deliver to corporate clients and impress with her entrepreneurial flair. You can rely on Kelly to get the job done.

Kelly is very calm, approachable, flexible and friendly whilst having a clear idea of the outcome that is required. Kelly also has the ability to perform well under pressure when required and always displays great leadership.

In short Kelly is an organised individual that has proven her ability to manage well and add immense value as the leader of an events project team. I have no hesitation in recommending Kelly in this role based on our previous successes.”

Geoff Collier, Customer Service Manager, Volkswagen Group South Africa

Honey testimonial for theSQUAD events

"Thanks so much for an amazing day yesterday – your organisation was faultless and the décor and vibe was stunning. So pleased to have experienced it with you all."

Jeanine Stocker, Regional Sales Leader and Honey Mentor

Sasfin testimonial for theSQUAD events

“Thank you for the beautiful set-up at last night’s event. But especially a great big thank you for your positive attitude and team spirit!"

Mary-Anne, Marketing Officer, Sasfin

KFC testimonial for theSQUAD events

“I just wanted to send you a BIG THANK YOU for all your hard work, attention to detail and perseverance in the lead up and launch of KFC SoundBite... Wow, it really was a lot of work with still more to come. But this is a half way thank you 😉 ... And to Kelly for turning an event round in a week.”

Lauren Turnbull, Senior Brand Manager, KFC

KFC testimonial for theSQUAD events

“Thanks so much for your passion, effort and commitment in making our Inspiration Day a rip-roaring success! You seriously made us look like rock stars, but we all know it was you that ensured our day ran without any glitches. “

Tammy Ho, Innovation Brand Manager, KFC

exxaro logo

“I would also just like to convey my sincere appreciation to theSQUAD for putting together an awesome year end celebration for us.  I have received a lot of feedback conveying how much people enjoyed themselves.  Whilst many of the thanks have been aimed at me and the Services leadership team, the truth is that it is actually you that we have to thank. So on behalf of everyone within Exxaro Services, I would once again like to say thank you, thank you, thank you for a job truly well done.

To you Kelly, your creativity and professionalism is nothing short of amazing.  I am always floored by what you manage to put together for us.  We are very fortunate to be able to rely on someone of your calibre and you are at the root of the fun that was had yesterday.  Thank you for always coming through so effectively, we are truly grateful.”

Joseph Rock, General Manager, Exxaro Resources

KFC testimonial for theSQUAD events

"I just wanted to send one more shout out to ALL involved in making our 2016 Year End Review GREAT AGAIN! #ZEROCHILL was amaze-balls! You guys rock."

Hloni Mohope, KFC

Nedbank testimonial for theSQUAD events
“It was a great pleasure being part of this team and making the Accelerator a reality. Watching all the effort, coordination and teamwork involved in putting the event together was a privilege."

Thando Mbele-Sibotshiwe, Group Technology, Nedbank

Streetlight Schools testimonial for theSQUAD events

 “We cannot thank you enough: it is humbling and wonderful to have been a part of such an amazing event.”

Melanie Smuts, Founder and CEO of Streetlight Schools

Financial Junction

“theSQUAD has been such an incredible support to us and delivered nothing short of a spectacular event!

Thank you for all you have done for our company and we look forward to promoting the Squad profile for you. We know that you will be a huge success.”

 Hubert, Lynn and Rod, Financial Junction

 

 

 

Superga“Kelly and her Squad are without doubt one of the most efficient and creative teams I have worked with. Kelly has an incredible eye for project management, attention to detail and damage control, as is inevitably needed in any campaign. She held our brand’s name as high as her own and showed immense commitment to not only me, as a client, but to every step of making this campaign a success… "

Katy Ward, Marketing Manager Superga SA

exxaro logo

I want to personally thank each one of you for a wonderful arranged and produced exhibition stand at the 35th  IGC. The stand was really a hit. Numerous selfies and group photos at the stand, numerous conversations with strangers just arriving to ask who designed and build it. In a sea of the usual white, drab, square, pull-up banner, poster and vynal filled walls, this one stood out by the proverbial "sore thumb" in a good way. Numerous tweets with positive comments on the Exxaro stand, "Never seen one like this!" the general trend.

The Exxaro CEO and EXCO were impressed, say no more. Exxaro staff were impressed, say no more. 35th IGC staff were impressed, say no more. All delegates were impressed, say no more. STUNNING! This was great, thanks to all.”

Willem van der Schyff, Geologist at Exxaro Resources

Charmaine Weir-Smith - theSQUAD.co.za


“It has been my pleasure to work with Kelly for over 10 years on various events and live shows. She is a consummate professional who always delivers. It is always so refreshing to work with Kelly who delivers beyond expectation and always with a smile on her face.

Kelly is a people person. She is able to interact with people from all walks of life and every echelon of society. She is able to communicate with everyone, from CEO’s to technical staff with respect and courtesy making her extremely popular with her clients. Her enthusiasm and passion for her work means that she is always punctual, talented and excellent at what she does.

Kelly has a wide range of expertise and knowledge ranging from live theatrical shows to complex audio visual extravaganzas. Her job description varies from job to job and I am constantly amazed at the ease with which she handles different mediums. She is also proficient at formulating budgets and more importantly, sticking to them. Her creative experience is extensive and she has an acute eye for elements that will work.

In my opinion, Kelly is an asset to any job she works on. She is completely dependable and in addition to her creative capabilities, she is a warm, friendly person.”

Charmaine Weir-Smith, Award winning – Actress, Director & Writer

VW logo

“I have known and had the pleasure to interact with Kelly McGillivray in a professional capacity since July 2010.  We have worked together on Customer Service concepts for in-Dealer implementations as well as numerous awards and recognition events. Our primary focus has been on creating successful Dealer awards events. The events were very well received by our target audience and this is due to the correct mix of entertainment and messaging.

Kelly’s key roles have been that of leading the entire project from the creative conceptual thought behind the events to the final execution.  I have always experienced Kelly to be very professional in her approach and always seeks out a win-win solution whilst taking the clients feedback into account. Kelly has a deep knowledge and skill in event management.

Kelly has proved invaluable in managing all aspects of the projects including, creative, production, catering and logistics. Her key strengths include organisation, communication and problem solving. Kelly is a can do person and has the ability to deliver to corporate clients and impress with her entrepreneurial flair. You can rely on Kelly to get the job done.

Kelly is very calm, approachable, flexible and friendly whilst having a clear idea of the outcome that is required. Kelly also has the ability to perform well under pressure when required and always displays great leadership.

In short Kelly is an organised individual that has proven her ability to manage well and add immense value as the leader of an events project team. I have no hesitation in recommending Kelly in this role based on our previous successes.”

Geoff Collier, Customer Service Manager, Volkswagen Group South Africa

Honey testimonial for theSQUAD events

"Thanks so much for an amazing day yesterday – your organisation was faultless and the décor and vibe was stunning. So pleased to have experienced it with you all."

Jeanine Stocker, Regional Sales Leader and Honey Mentor

Sasfin testimonial for theSQUAD events

“Thank you for the beautiful set-up at last night’s event. But especially a great big thank you for your positive attitude and team spirit!"

Mary-Anne, Marketing Officer, Sasfin

KFC testimonial for theSQUAD events

“I just wanted to send you a BIG THANK YOU for all your hard work, attention to detail and perseverance in the lead up and launch of KFC SoundBite... Wow, it really was a lot of work with still more to come. But this is a half way thank you 😉 ... And to Kelly for turning an event round in a week.”

Lauren Turnbull, Senior Brand Manager, KFC

KFC testimonial for theSQUAD events

“Thanks so much for your passion, effort and commitment in making our Inspiration Day a rip-roaring success! You seriously made us look like rock stars, but we all know it was you that ensured our day ran without any glitches. “

Tammy Ho, Innovation Brand Manager, KFC

exxaro logo“I would also just like to convey my sincere appreciation to theSQUAD for putting together an awesome year end celebration for us.  I have received a lot of feedback conveying how much people enjoyed themselves.  Whilst many of the thanks have been aimed at me and the Services leadership team, the truth is that it is actually you that we have to thank. So on behalf of everyone within Exxaro Services, I would once again like to say thank you, thank you, thank you for a job truly well done.

To you Kelly, your creativity and professionalism is nothing short of amazing.  I am always floored by what you manage to put together for us.  We are very fortunate to be able to rely on someone of your calibre and you are at the root of the fun that was had yesterday.  Thank you for always coming through so effectively, we are truly grateful.”

Joseph Rock, General Manager, Exxaro Resources

KFC testimonial for theSQUAD events

"I just wanted to send one more shout out to ALL involved in making our 2016 Year End Review GREAT AGAIN! #ZEROCHILL was amaze-balls! You guys rock."

Hloni Mohope, KFC

Nedbank testimonial for theSQUAD events
“It was a great pleasure being part of this team and making the Accelerator a reality. Watching all the effort, coordination and teamwork involved in putting the event together was a privilege."

Thando Mbele-Sibotshiwe, Group Technology, Nedbank

Streetlight Schools testimonial for theSQUAD events

 “We cannot thank you enough: it is humbling and wonderful to have been a part of such an amazing event.”

Melanie Smuts, Founder and CEO of Streetlight Schools

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