Woman in Business of the Year

Woman in Business of the Year nominee 2013: Odile Ham

Odile Ham has been nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in the South African Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2013. Read her profile and vote for her here.

Woman in Business of the Year

Odile HamName: Odile Ham

High School: Holy Cross Convent Cape Town
Tertiary Education: SA Hotel School
Qualifications: Certificate Hotel and Industrial Catering
Lives In: London
Company: Wimpy and Steers UK
Title: Franchisee
Duration of time within your company: 4 Years
Professional Membership held:

  • Wimpy National Franchise Council
  • British Franchise Association
  • SA Chamber of Commerce UK

Previous positions held:

  • Operations Manager – City of London – Elior
  • District Manager – Johannesburg and Cape Town – Fedics
  • Project Manager – Cape Town – Fedics

What are your main achievements in the category you are being nominated for?

To hone in on my hospitality skills and entrepreneurial flair by becoming a Franchisee and running multiple businesses in the UK:

  • Franchisee Steers UK
  • Franchisee Wimpy Basingstoke
  • Franchisee Wimpy Twickenham

What makes you most proud about your business?

I am proud as a woman running three businesses in the UK with my son Michael and a team of fantastic, loyal and dedicated people.

Community Involvement: Assisting with sponsorship local schools and charity events

Directorship / Leadership positions:

  • Director: Hamson Enterprises t/a Steers
  • Director: OK Burger Co t/a Wimpy Basingstoke
  • Director: Saffa Ventures t/a Wimpy Twickenham

Recent Awards:

  • Power of the People – Area Award 2010
  • Road to Success – Area Award 2011
  • Standardization Campaign – Area Award 2012

Favourite Business Quote: “Don’t take your eye off the ball”
Mentor: My School: Holy Cross Convent – where I spent 12 years of my life.

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