Carmel van Wyk | Red Pepper Events2014-11-14
As advanced as technology is today there’s still no app for making great ideas! It was Carmel’s ability to solve problems creatively that gave her the drive to start her own business.
Red Pepper Events is a full-service event management company, specialising in all aspects of hosting events. It’s a one-stop shop for events of all shapes and sizes in that they source event venues, organise photographers and even entertainment.
When asked what sets her business apart, Carmel says that Red Pepper is a place where “Clientele can deal with one person or a company and acquire everything that is needed for their event or function, designed to meet the needs of the ever-changing social world.”.
Carmel stresses the importance of hard work and understanding your business. This ties in to her greatest achievement which is seeing how far Red Pepper Events has come in the last eight years.
But it doesn’t stop there! Carmel is gearing up for even greater things in the future, including the “development of an online technology platform that can be used by event planners and potential clients to help plan events.”.
People who work hard to make a difference in this world inspire Carmel and her biggest motivation is her family.
Carmel is grateful for the opportunities that the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship has given her and says she “Was able to meet people and help them or get ideas. Re-enforcing the foundation and the drive of why I started Red Pepper events.”.
For budding entrepreneurs, Carmel’s advice is “Keep trying your best, be honest always, do it right the first time. If you fall get up and try again. Don’t give up.”.