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A quality franchisee brings quality H2O to the Garden Route

We are delighted to announce the opening of the new Garden Route franchise by André and Hettie Goosen

Meet the Goosens

Hettie originally started the H2O Mossel Bay franchise in 2006. Andre and Hettie then subsequently bought the H2O Garden Route franchise (George) in 2014 and recently combined both franchises into one, i.e. H2O International Garden Route.

Today, André owns three businesses in the southern Cape and focuses his attention on applying his sustainability knowledge and experience in the retail environment. Andre is the co-owner of the H2O International Garden Route and H2O International Mossel Bay franchises and also the MD of Garden Route Cooler Rentals.

Prior to his move to the southern Cape, André was a Senior Manager in PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team with competencies in business management and development, sustainability advisory and assurance, integrated reporting advisory, environmental, health & safety (EHS) compliance & advisory, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Management Systems and environmental scientific research.

Prior to joining PwC in 2010, Andre had 8 and 3 years’ experience in the fields of business consulting and environmental management, respectively. Andre also has extensive environmental scientific research experience (Master of Science degree) and is the author/co-author of more than 50 symposium presentations both locally and internationally.

André spent 8 years with De Beers Marine (South Africa & Namibia) in the environmental field and has extensive marine environmental impact experience. While in Namibia, André started an environmental and business consulting company and also established a number of private companies under contract.

The characteristics and traits of a quality franchisee

We are always on the lookout for people who are passionate, dynamic and positively minded. Our franchisees must believe in our mission and understand the value of drinking purified water straight from the tap. They must be interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, be ethically sound and love dealing with people. Currently H2O International SA has over 60 franchisees throughout South Africa including, Swaziland, Lesotho, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana.

Join SA’s no.1 purification company and ride the wave of success

To join our winning team and become part of our success story, visit our online franchisee page where you can download our most recent prospectus.