Being challenged excites the Squad Creative Events. Tell us it can’t be done and we will show you otherwise. We can do the school room seating conferences in our sleep - does that make us happy? NOT A CHANCE!
Making things fun makes us happy. Getting a brief from a client that says. "Find me a scrap yard that crushes cars, I need to inspire my team for the new crunch burger we are launching..." That's cool! So is celebrating the talented entrepreneurs we have in South Africa. By recognising and supporting them we honour who we are too. Local is lovely.
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Galago is an ethics driven, fashion-forward brand, crafted and inspired around Africa, drawing on craft and traditional techniques to create contemporary products. They showcase our African heritage by making shoes using African hands to cut, stitch and manufacture. What's not to love? (PS There's a sale on too.)
"Buying local is great, but to really support local entrepreneurs, go one step farther and buy personal." Jeff Haden
Put aside price/value calculations and rational market theory and survival of the fittest and take a chance on an entrepreneur. Two of our favourite places to put this to the test are The Linden Market and and KAMERS / Makers.
The Linden Market is a curated lifestyle market like no other with a fantastic selection of South Africa’s top makers, designers and artisans while KAMERS is SA’s favourite travelling circus of artisan creativity and if you can't wait until the next market you can shop online: shop.kamersvol.com.
"If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on." Sheryl Sandberg
Welcome to Geraldine Dladla, our new intern gaining work experience to compete her degree in Tourism Management. Put your sneaks on and wear your dog tags Geraldine, being part of theSQUAD means being proud of that. We're a dynamic team of crazy, kind, creative women who bring it MOST days… ROCK IT!
"Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning..." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Introducing another new addition to our team, Andy East. Andy loves challenges and learning as well as pressure and multi-tasking, so she'll fit in just fine. PS New SQUAD uniforms are on their way.
"Think globally, act locally." Paul McCartney
Fancy a Red Protea or Pink Sensation Duck Egg umbrella? Have a look at Rosehip's botanical designs. They're based in Durban and everything is designed, printed and manufactured locally in South Africa. Working with a small team of skilled seamstresses their products are made with pride and attention to detail.
“Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.” Wassily Kandinsky
Thank you to The Pop balloons for adding some fizz for our new client (orange and bubbly). We like creating colourful events with your help.
Kelly McGillivray, theSQUAD Leader
About: theSQUAD Creative Events
Incredible challenges are what take us to the moon and back. theSQUAD work to outdo themselves with bigger, more authentic, lump-in-your-throat, goose-bump-inducing, pulse-raising, smile-widening, can't-believe-that-just-happened experiences. We look forward to you joining us for the ride.
Contact: Kelly McGillivray