How often do people hosting family get-togethers and birthday parties wish that they could have themed tableware to welcome their guests?
Entrepreneur Tebogo Mashego found herself in that situation rather frequently when it occurred to her that she wasn’t alone in wanting to rent pretty crockery, cutlery, glassware and other useful yet decorative things for her table. Her company, T-HS Tableware, is well positioned to execute this creative idea since it provides a full range of tableware for rental and has now added a ‘party in a box’ solution for celebrations.
“I started the business in 2017 after visiting suppliers and attending exhibitions in China and Hong Kong where I met buyers of big chain hotels and retailers. I realised that renting luxury tableware and other necessities for parties to hospitality establishments was more feasible idea than selling to hospitality establishments,” explained Mashego.
“At the beginning of 2018 I started offering rental packages for celebrations, which led to people wanting to buy the special plates, glasses and cutlery that they were hiring. I’ve managed to establish a niche for myself and now I’m extending the rental side of the business to include the more decorative items needed for special occasions by providing themed boxes to clients.
“It’s been very well received because my clients only need to consider the food and beverages when they get my ‘tableware-in-a-box’. As we emerge from lockdown, I spend my days responding to enquiries – I get the feeling that there’s a lot of pent-up celebration energy out there!” she concluded.
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