From Left, Ron Derby – Financial Mail, Stewart Banner – Vineyard Hotel, Tanya Jovanovski – Rawson Auctions Western Cape, Tony Leon and Martin Sheard – STBB.
The 100 plus high profile people in the Cape Town property and business world who attended Rawson Auctions Western Cape’s fifth birthday function held last week in the central atrium of the legal firm Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes Claremont, Cape Town premises were addressed by three top speakers – Tony Leon, former leader of the Democratic Alliance party, Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group, and Ron Derby, Deputy Editor of the Financial Mail – and were left in no doubt that Rawson Auctions is set on a course to become one of the top performers in the auction field in South Africa.
The guests were told by Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group, that Tanya Jovanovski, the Rawson Auctions franchisee for the Western Cape, had proved to be one of the most dynamic and forward looking of all Rawson’s franchisees and he revealed that in the year past they had achieved a very impressive turnover, an exceptionally good achievement for so young a franchise. This good beginning, Clarke predicted, was just the start of bigger things to come for Rawson Auctions.
Jovanovski made use of the opportunity to introduce to her guests all the Rawson Auctions employees and to announce that Nigel Pierce, one of Good Hope FM’s most popular presenters, would be joining her as a trainee auctioneer. He would, said Jovanovski, be working closely with her and she expects him soon to be playing a very significant role in her franchise.
Jovanovski also outlined plans to extend Rawson Auctions’ footprint and raise their profile further throughout the Western Cape. These plans include holding regular property networking events – a networking breakfast and a supper club. Bill Rawson, Chairman of the Rawson Property Group, has on several occasions said that no property professional will make real progress in his career until he fully understands the value of persistent ongoing networking.
The Rawson Auctions Western Cape network breakfasts will be held monthly at Pastis Restaurant in Constantia. The network breakfasts give people from diverse professions an opportunity to meet monthly to market their business and build strong relationships with a new group of people over a light breakfast. The next breakfast will be on 10th June and starts at 8:00am.
The Rawson Auctions supper club which will be mainly for investors and sellers from the property arena will take place at a different venue every month. Guests will be addressed by top speakers and enjoy a dinner with some interesting personalities.