Sarah van Niekerk
Before I got Engaged…
I was born and raised in South Africa, I’ve always been in sales, from a little hardware store in Johannesburg to starting off my career in corporate at an insurance brokerage where I progressed to Key Account Manager for a roadside assistance company then ending up at a waste management equipment business. Building relationships with my clients were top priority, delivering quality products and fully understanding their needs. Myself and my husband decided that we needed a change of scenery so “let’s just move to a new country” – took a map pin pointed to Scotland, no it wasn’t quite like that but yes, we made the move and haven’t looked back since.
Why I got Engaged….
After moving to Scotland, it certainly took a while to adjust – I must say everyone has been so welcoming and lovely. Shortly after arriving, after applying for countless positions and not having my luck, I was starting to lose faith which was short lived as I got a called from Anne-Marie – she was looking a sales person without any prior industry experience – there I was, absolutely thrilled when I got the position. I’m so pleased to be apart of this team that shares in the same values as me.
What engages me….
Although moving to a new country is daunting, I’m not afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone, I embrace change and take challenges head on. I have two young boys that keep me very busy. When I’m not tending to their needs, I enjoy being outdoors and love finding new recipes to introduce to my family and friends.