Sport and Leisure

Ivor’s wholesale and distribution business is predominantly focussed on the import, warehousing and distribution of sporting goods throughout Southern Africa. Founded in 1996, James Gilbert SA (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive distributor for various sporting brands including Gilbert Rugby.

Over the past 14 years, the Gilbert brand has sponsored sporting events at all levels, both directly to institutions and organizing bodies, as well as through international and regional teams, clubs and schools.

The offshore wholesale and distribution arm is based in Sydney, Australia. Childsmart was established in 2002 specialising in infant, toddler and pre-school toy and nursery markets.

The company is the licence holder in Australia for numerous brands and has been instrumental in cementing the following brands into the culture of the infant, toddler and pre-school markets: Mamas & Papas, Kaloo, Brio, Playmobil, Crocodile Creek, Ozbozz and Brainy Baby.