The 2014 Roadshows commenced on the 27th March when “Global’s Winning Crew” cruised into Durban (excuse the pun!!).
In true Global style we brought the rain and there were a few tense moments wondering just how
our planned afternoon of fun would pan out. We needn’t have worried as our prayers were answered and on cue at lunchtime the rain stopped.
We had a great turn out at the Oyster Box, so thank you to all our Kwa Zulu Natal dealers for your support. The day started with our brand spanking new Managing Director, Mr Sean Mervitz giving an overview on the history of Hudaco, followed by the changes at Global Communications and the way forward. Mark Kinghorne, Manager Kenwood Domestic Division followed Sean with
an interesting presentation on the migration from analogue to digital communications and the launch of the Kenwood DMR Product.
After an amazing lunch – our dealers were put into teams and tasked with completing our version of the Amazing Race – “The Amazing Chase”. The teams were given various physical & mental challenges to complete – one of which was building a sandcastle (we really have some budding architects in our dealer base) and well done to the ladies who took off their takkies, rolled up their jeans and braved the waves to collect water to aid in the construction of their masterpieces. You rock ladies!!!
Another was building a free standing tower/mast out of spaghetti and jelly tots….. really!! Yes really!
To end the “Chase” our group of tired and somewhat bedraggled , dealers made their way back to the Oyster Box for a well- earned drink. There was a great atmosphere as teams compared notes on what they had accomplished and of course the anticipation for the dealer awards and the announcement of who would be going sailing in Turkey. For the first time since the inception of the “lucky draw” prizes an outright winner would be announced at each roadshow.
As Mark stood up – you could feel the tension – first he announced the Dealer awards
- Runner –Up Dealer 2013 Radio Trunk
- Dealer of the Year 2013 Reho Comms
- Most Improved Dealer – National 2013 Akira Comms
Then the moment everyone was waiting for the five finalists for the trip to Turkey were announced as per the draw verified by our auditors earlier in the day. They were:
- Cat Communications
- Planet Communications
- Akira Communications
- Reho Communications
- LA Distributors
Each finalist chose an envelope…….
AND THE WINNER IS – L.A. DISTRIBUTORS – Linda & Alain Lafitte
What a great end to a great day!