We Are Hosting Kevin Hedderwick (Former CEO of Famous Brands)

Sep 12, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Pavilion Hotel, 15 KE Masinga Rd, North Beach., Durban, 4001

Kevin Hedderwick is the former CEO of Famous Brands and serial entrepreneur. He went from a shelf-packer to the Co-Founder of KEG to becoming the CEO of Famous Brands! Under Kevin Famous Brands acquired Wimpy, Wakaberry, Tashas, Keg, Fego, Mugg & Bean and Milkylane. He took a small family business on the growth ride of its life, turning it into R4 billion entity! Learn how to scale your startup.

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About this event

Kevin Hedderwick the Former CEO of Famous Brands calls his story a fairy tale. Having grown up in an environment where there was little money, he was determined that his family would not be deprived.

From shelf-packer to CEO of Famous Brands, Kevin Hedderwick took a successful but small family business on the growth ride of its life, turning it into a R4 billion industry and developing some of the country’s most loved food brands along the way. through sheer hard work, determination and a focus on continuously improving himself, built himself into a man who was capable of taking what was essentially a family business and growing it into a South African franchising giant.

Famous Brands which is a fully integrated food service business and the most successful branded food service franchisor in Africa .Famous Brands Limited is a holding company listed on the JSE Limited .The company was listed at a price of R1 per share, equating to a market capitalisation of R25 million and is Africa’s largest branded food service franchisor 

With Years of service developing food brands such as Steers, Debonairs ,Fishaways, Wimpy, Wakaberry, Tashas, Vovo Telo, Mugg &Bean and Milkylane. Kevin brings a wealth of valued experience and expertise. A highly effective leader and manager with a sharp mind for business, Hedderwick shares his humble beginnings, a need to learn as much as possible, and an almost insatiable drive to work hard and make it to the top. He is the man. will be sharing insights and information on what is required to open a successful franchise business or to acquire one as well as tips and tricks to grow your own successful company.

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  • Kevin Hedderwick

    Famous Brands




Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


Networking and Food
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  • Mohamed Chohan

    Startup Grind Durban

    Director of


  • Raeesa Bayat

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director


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