PO Box 12052
Tel : +27 (0)
41 506 6400.
Fax : +27 (0)
41 582 2020
Dammetjies Horticultural Services cc was founded in Port Elizabeth,
South Africa, by dammetjies inventor Geoff Bird and businessman
and accountant Trevor Harper.
In May 2006, London-based Matt Ramsden became a partner in the
firm - opening a UK office with the aim of developing the European
Being owned 50% by a previously disadvantaged individual (PDI),
the company complies fully with South Africaís Black Economic
Empowerment (BEE) requirements.
Bird is a former journalist who worked on newspapers in South
Africa, Zimbabwe and Britain before entering the business world
in the fields of public relations, advertising and tourism.
Harper grew up as a herd boy in the Transkei region of South
Africa, being one of six children.
Through persistence and years of study he qualified as one of
the regionís first black chartered accountants.
He rose to become a senior partner in a national accounting
practice before he resigned in 2004 to pursue his own business
interests in financial consulting and business management.
Ramsden is also a journalist by trade who has worked as a reporter,
columnist and editor in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Dammetjies inventor Geoff Bird (standing) and
business partner Trevor Harper with one of the first Dammetjies
to be made by Johannesburg plastics manufacturer Uwe Menne,
of PM Manufacturing.
Dammetjies partner Matt Ramsden who joined the
company in May 2006. He is responsible for UK and European marketing.
Uwe Menne, of PM Manufacturing.