The Tablecloth Hiring Company, a family owned business, was founded 17 years ago, by Deborah Donnelly. With a keen eye and passion for fabrics, Deborah has successfully grown the business from a small home enterprise, to two warehouses, three showrooms and two agencies nationwide. The focus of the business is to provide a wide range of quality tablecloths and other linen for the events industry. The business supplies event linen directly to the man in the street, but has also become the National ‘go to’ wholesale supplier to the South African Events Industry.
The industry has changed enormously in these 17 years and The Tablecloth Hiring Company has been at the forefront of understanding the importance that linen plays in setting the stage for any event. Event décor is highly competitive and is a sensitive part of any event. This has necessitated an ever increasing range of choices to please all possibilities. As specialists who have avoided the temptation to branch into areas other than linen, The Tablecloth Hiring Company has continued to support the Events Industry in SA to be one of the world leaders in Event décor and Design.
The Tablecloth Hiring Company specifically does their own manufacturing and laundering, in-house, at each of their branches. This achieves the maximum amount of quality control and turnaround speeds. They are mostly open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which is a great asset to clients when there are last minute orders or additions.
Recently the owner extended ownership to welcome her daughter, Rebecca Rivett into the fold. Coming from a corporate financial and management background, the business is now benefitting from Rebecca’s Operational and Marketing skills and a fresh new outlook. Her brother Nick Smith-Chandler is also a recent member of the business and will be assisting with marketing and a new blog.
The company is proud of its dedicated and friendly staff who are renowned for going that extra mile for their clients. A high proportion of the staff carry long service certificates and they contribute to the happy atmosphere found in the workplace. Deborah hopes that a past qualification in Psychiatric nursing might have contributed to staff contentment.
The company is very proud of its service history and has supplied an enormous range of VIP events both in and out of SA.
However, its showrooms are equally the ideal place for anyone to pop into at any time to view the range, play with the fabrics and choose a great base for any event. The staff are available to assist, especially first timers!