Vivian Gbortsu has been with Suntrade since day one in 1996. The shop, selling locally produced beads, bead arrangements and home accessories, was where she could develop and demonstrate her business expertise to balance Kati Torda's creative direction.
It has meant managing and stocking the shop, and organising the staff that were stringing bead arrangements in the Suntrade workshop.
Vivian has a deep knowledge of beads and local bead production, as well as an eye for the unusual. Her ability to build trusting relationships with so many bead traders and the many curious customers, both local and from outside Ghana, has given Suntrade its solid reputation.
It is now recognised and listed by TripAdvisor and the acclaimed Bradt travel guide to Ghana. She has represented Suntrade at trade fairs in Frankfurt, Berlin, Hungary, Zimbabwe and Washington, USA, giving the company international visibility.