As your dedicated team, we are committed to living our ethos to bring you excellent service and a positive brand experience.
We lead by example, demonstrating that our clients can depend on us entirely
We always deliver a service that will make you and your company proud. We never take shortcuts
Continuously adapting to serve client’s needs, finding efficient, permanent solutions to problems
We are trustworthy, act with integrity and are accountable for the actions of our team
Because we care for our fellow staff members, and aim to grow them into tomorrow’s leaders, we help developing their skills, to amazing jobs
Our passion for furniture and aesthetics combined with an experienced team, creativity and enthusiasm position us to create stylish, unforgettable event experiences for all clients – large and small.
We supply trending furniture to South Africa’s leading events, exhibitions, conferences, music concerts, galas, festivals, weddings, fashion shows, high profile sporting and corporate hospitality events. Our wide range of hire furniture is suitable for anything from expos to banquets, as well as home events such as birthday parties, family gatherings and kids parties.
As voted by industry peers, Inspire Furniture was awarded the EXSA 2016 and 2017 EXSA-LLENCE Award for Best Supplier Employee in the Furniture Hire Category.
Theo Heads up Inspire Furniture Nationally. He brings to the team advanced experience in all aspects of the Hospitality, events and the exhibitions industry. A strong Operational Manager in Front and Back of House with clients such as Durban July, AAD, Nedbank Golf Challenge, SCC, ICC and Grand White. With 25 years of experience in the Hospitality industry after obtaining a BA Degree in Hospitality Management, he has International experience from the UK and South Africa.
Theo’s passion in life is: Work satisfaction, passion for customer service, marketing and sales and to create a “WOW” factor for his internal and external clients.
Theo Botha - Director
With 11 years’ experience gained from working at Inspire, Gibson runs our client event sites - spanning full set up and break down services at our events and exhibitions. Gibson is committed to our business based on Inspire’s ability to deliver the best quality and customer service.
Gibson Karimakuenda - Inspire Furniture Branch Manager (CT)
Since joining Inspire in 2014, Vengai has progressively worked his way up to Johannesburg Operations Manager. Under his watch is the full turnkey Johannesburg operation, including quality control, national dispatch and collections and providing daily management and guidance to approximately 120 staff members.
Vengai Chaibikwa, Assistant Branch Manager (JHB)
Costa has been with the business for 15 years and is renowned for his passion of making every person he encounters smile our laugh. Having worked with the team from its early days.
Costa van Zyl - Inspire Furniture Operations Manager (CT)
With a decade’s experience in the industry, Val handles Inspires reservations with her natural flair to help people. An out-of-the-box thinker, since joining Inspire Val has been under the guidance of the founding management, ensuring that her skills are market leading.
What is your passion? Helping people
How long have you been in the sector? About 10 years
Why Inspire? I had an amazing mentor: Chad not only taught me how to think out of the box, but how to completely destroy and burn down the box. Working with him is an adventure.
What is your favourite piece of inspire furniture? Definitely the Galaxy lounger. It's a statement piece, like nothing I have ever seen before and always amazes our clients.
Val Mwanandimai, Reservations Manager (JHB)
Granny has been in the eventing industry for 8 years and brings passion and solid account and sales management expertise to the Inspire team. Because Granny loves what she does, her work is always outstanding.
What is your passion? I am so passionate about what I do, and I love and enjoy it very much.
How long have you been in the sector? Eight years in this industry.
Why Inspire? Inspire is my home. Team work is amazing, communication always.
What is your favorite Inspire piece of furniture and why? Pallet Furniture, because you can set it up anywhere.
Granny Mahada, Key Account Manager (JHB)
Having scooped Top 3 for the CEO of the Year title at the EMEA Europe, Middle East & Africa Business Excellence Awards 2015, CEO of the Year title at the 2015 South African Business Excellence Awards, Alastair most recently received the Innovation Award and Best Overall Company Award at the 2017 Business Effectiveness Forum Awards.
Since establishing Unlimited Events Group, Alastair has successfully led the 18-year old start-up company a market leader position, with Unlimited Events Group being the preferred eventing supplier to a blue chip companies such as Massmart, Sanofi, Wesbank and Discovery, to name a few.
Alastair Laing - Group CEO – Unlimited Events Group and Co-Founder of Inspire Furniture
Chad has 20 years’ experience in the rental industry, having worked in markets including the UK, Australia, USA, Hong Kong, Canada and South Africa. He has extensive experience in the event and exhibition Industry, having worked from the bottom up to top management level. Chad is the co-founder of Inspire Furniture and is active in many industry bodies including the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO), Event Greening Forum, EXSA, and the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) as well as sitting on several boards
Chad lives by the motto: “Never give up. Even when life knocks you down. Never sit back”
Chad Botha - Director and Co-Founder of Inspire Furniture
Dudley is the Managing Director of sister company Beluga Hospitality, an industry leader in Corporate Hospitality, Event Management and Supply Management. Beluga delivers premier experiences for corporate entertainment, front row experiences for sports, cultural and lifestyle events.
Dudley Horn, Director
Pascal is the Managing Director of sister company SOMS. Founded in 2007- SOMS is Fully Integrated Online Business Management Software offering a sophisticated web based platform that manages and administers business.
Pascal Marlin, Director
Sister companies Inspire Furniture, Unlimited Events Group, Beluga Hospitality and Creative Event Solutions regularly converge products and expertise at client events to provide seamless integration of event furniture hire, décor design and hire, entertainment, production, sound and lighting and creative shelter solutions to deliver world class events, from A – Z.
Unlimited Events Group designs is the leading supplier to the South African event supply industry. UEG themes and supplies décor to thousands of large corporate and small private events, product launches, weddings, year-end functions and conferences every year.
Beluga Hospitality is an industry leader in delivering premier experiences for corporate entertainment, front row experiences for sports, cultural and lifestyle events, with services including Corporate Hospitality, Event Management and Supply Management.
Creative Event’s Solutions brings to market its portable and permanent structures including Creative Structures, X-Gloo Inflatable Tents, Flux Folding Furniture and Fugu Inflatable Furniture to provide a versatile, modular and light-weight solution to all size events across the country.