It has been just over a year since the tragic and untimely death of Jonathon Wickham, my beloved husband and co-founder of OZ Shade and I have to say that he would be, as i am, immeasurably proud of all the team here at OZ Shade and their energy and determination to carry on not only his work but his vision as well…
All these long months later I am happy to say that, through the capable and dedicated leadership of Ricardo Bonito, OZ Shade is not just continuing but is growing in the manner that Jonathon and I always envisioned it would…if not better!
There is the same commitment to quality and client service that has always been the foundation of OZ Shade but now there is also the clear determination of all the team to do things even better…for Jonathon.
So, to all of our valued clients, past, present and future, and to our many business friends and suppliers I would like to first say a massive thank you for all the support and understanding throughout this most difficult year and to assure you all of our ongoing commitment to design, manufacture and install the most efficient, durable and beautiful shade systems on the market….
Well done Ricardo and all the OZ Shade team….The dream continues….
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our Director, Jonathon Wickham in a skidiving accident on saturday 20 October.
Catherine Wickham, Jonathon`s wife and co-director, along with the team at OZ Shade would like to confirm that they are dedicated to continue Jonathon`s fantastic work, the selling and manufacturing of the best shading systems in the world.
We are proud to announce that OZ Shade is now the Portuguese Dealer for these fantastic RETRACTABLE SHADE SAILS by Sassus.Controlled by an autonomous weather station the JADEN sunsail by SASSUS automatically unfolds when the sun shines and retracts when the wind velocity exceeds 50 km/hr (for safety reasons).
Each sunsail is custom made. Form, colour and dimensions can be freely chosen.
A letter from one of our fabric manufacturersFrom day one we have only ever used the best, most durable UV protective shade materials available on the world market and we are proud to have established great working relationships with the leading manufacturers of these fabrics.
Each year since 2003 we have had a visit from MULTIKNIT representative Wally Davey. These visits have become a highlight of our business (and personal!) year as well as a good gauge for us that we are on the right track with our use of their high quality products.
Wally retires later this year and so brought his replacement with him during his recent visit in May. It was great for us to meet our new representative Robin Card, and to have the two of them together was just fantastic for us! After all, these guys have been amongst the best in the business for a long time, have traveled the world visiting companies big and small and have a wealth of knowledge on how to get the best results with their products.
On their return to South Africa we received the following email....you can imagine how happy we were to read it!
From: Karen Frischbier / Wally Davey
Sent: 19 April 2006 09:21
To: oz shade
Subject: FW: Thanks
Dear Catherine and Jonathan,
Both Wally and I would like to thank you for making us feel most welcome during our recent trip to Portugal.
Although I am repeating myself, I must say that the quality of your work is by far of the highest standard that I have yet encountered.
From what we saw, it is clear that you have built your reputation around the quality aspect, and take pride in your work. This shows very clearly.
If you do not mind, we would like to refer a number of our customers to your website, as we know that this will show many of our customers what can be done. Please let me know if you object.
As mentioned, I would like to add some of your photo's into my archive of photo's, and pass these photo's on to a few of our customers to show them what can be done with our products.
If there is anything that I can do to assist, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Robin (and Wally)
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