about us after been bitten by the "mealie bug" we had no choice but to throw our love for the wine industry, our passion for helping people and our need to have more fun into one business idea. solved was the culmination of thorough industry experience and the need to deliver a different recruitment experience - the main difference that we come from the very same industry that we are recruiting for!


trudy dempsey

bcomm hons aga (sa) aispc

trudy, originally from east london, obtained her degree from maties and then moved to bloemfontein for five years to further her studies. after completing her articles with a firm dealing mainly in the agricultural environment, she was enlisted with the chartered institute of accountants as an associate general accountant in 1994. joining the wine industry in 1997, trudy spent the next ten years in accounting, management and finally recruiting for an industry she quickly grew to love. trudy has a keen interest in the concept of brand and fully believes that every single wine estate should, and could, have some form of specific identity which makes them unique. a hardworking internet junky with an absolute passion for people. trudy is married with two boys who keep her busy around the clock!

erica vermeulen

nat dipl food service management aispc

immediately on qualifying from cape technikon hotel school in 1992, namibian-born erica enjoyed a short working holiday in holland. the travel bug had bitten and after working as a waitress at the victoria and alfred waterfront during 1994 she moved to london . after six years of fun, and an exciting stint in recruitment with reed uk, erica returned to join a prestigious wine estate in 2001. after six years of reception, tasting room experience, wholesale sales, special projects and completing the full circle to marketing, erica brings her amazing feel for people, a love for fun and a serious business attitude to the solved partnership. erica is happily married with two boys and a husband who keeps her busy around the clock!