Over the past 25 years I have created a business network that have been integral to my business success. Through our mutual association, they have provided me with invaluable advice coupled with their skill and expertise in their chosen professions. The advantage of my business network is that networking is great platform for sharing ideas and gaining new-found knowledge. Feedback is a valuable tool in networking because it allows me the opportunity to learn and grow. Whether it’s positive or negative, it’s a good thing because it allows me to grow and develop within my business and simultaneously allow me to be a better service provider to my clients.
My business network has proven to be an educational source of new perspectives and creative ideas to help me along my business journey. As part of the Platinum Better Business Journey, we have chosen to share our business network with you, so that you too can enjoy the success we enjoy as part of our commitment to you in Designing Your Business Future.
WEALTH MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
I have known Neil & Helen Phillips for the past 15 years. Their invaluable advice and incredible service has allowed me to make strategic wealth management decisions, both personally & professionally. Neill’s knowledge and expertise around financial planning had made him a Platinum Service Provider. As a result I have always been able to enjoy the benefits of investing wisely with the right companies at the right time. Neill and I share a passion for wealth empowerment for start ups, small to medium enterprises, but mostly we believe in managing the risk associated with the returns.
At a time when most banks were adopting a conservative approach to finance, Jehaan Anthony, from Nedbank Ltd proved that she believed in the value of business growth, and that the bank she represents mirrors that belief. She has been instrumental in facilitating finance applications and approval that have allowed businesses to take advantage of growth opportunities. Her invaluable and extensive banking knowledge has made her an asset to the bank she represents. I value her advice and our continued relationship has ensured that I have always made the right decision when it came to my banking needs and that of my clients.
Cell: +27 (0) 78 800 3088
Office: +27 (0) 10 227 2657
Office: +27 (0) 10 234 8704
BUSINESS BANKING (SMALL ENTERPRISE)
As a female owned business, it’s imperative to have access to a business banker who understands the challenges a female entrepreneur faces, from finance, business operations, advice, etc. Kgotso Masekwameng, a Small Enterprise Business Manager, is one such person who understands these challenges. My engagement with her has always been around growth opportunities for women owned enterprises. Her view point has been invaluable around restructuring of my business so I can better serve my clients.
Office: +27 (0) 64 584 9967
SHORT TERM INSURANCE (COMMERCIAL AND PERSONAL)
My association with Tommy Halliwell and his team came as a result of a client’s insurance company repudiating a claim on a technicality, about 3 years ago. Tommy and his team took over the insurance profile, ensured all risks were catered for and manage, and ensured the client had enjoyed a reduced premium. So impressed was I with his service, that I immediately moved both my business and personal insurance portfolio to his company, Libra Insurance Brokers. With offices throughout South Africa, and a remarkable support team, I know that I am covered wherever I am.
Cell: +27 (0) 82 821 5809
Office: +27 (0) 21 979 2550
COMMERCIAL AND VEHCILE ASSET FINANCE
I can only describe Barry Wentzel as a saving grace. Having a client in the transport sector often requires a bank to understand their need of having a financial service provider who can facilitate finance approval. Barry and his team is always eager to assist. Despite the challenges brought on by COVID-9, and the dismal outlook painted by the financial sector, Barry has remained optimistic and has continued to believe that businesses can survive and grow during these challenging times.
Office: +27 (0)21 401 2349
FEMALE BUSINESS NETWORK
Belonging to a female business network has proven invaluable and beneficial for me in understanding the challenges women entrepreneurs face today, given the juggling act most of these amazing women are managing with a such aplomb and ease. Behind the smiling faces, there are very few people who understand what the stress, anxiety and tightrope we women face each day, in order to stay true to our identity, achieve our goals, but never compromise on our personal & business commitments. Fatima Wise and her team at The First Lady Chamber share my passion for women empowerment. My association with this incredible team of hardworking visionaries has allowed me to customise business solutions specifically around these challenges.
Office: +27 (0)76 048 4389