Eight small businesses will profit from strategic development as part of Attacq’s high-impact enterprise development initiative delivered by Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative.
All eight SMMEs, six based in Gauteng and two in the Western Cape, provide services to the property industry such as quantity surveying, paving, maintenance and repairs, fire protection, environmental and safety consulting, waste management, aluminium and glass and advertising.
Property Point will support the accelerated growth, compliance and procurement-readiness of the small businesses, helping them become sustainable concerns with the potential to access Attacq’s supply chain, but also access market linkages across the entire property sector.
“We are committed to integrating SMMEs into our supply chain. We know how difficult it is to grow a successful business and that having the right partners is essential on this journey. Through Property Point’s enterprise development programme, we support small businesses with the tools and know-how necessary to accelerate their growth so they are better positioned to access the procurement opportunities both within Attacq and beyond,” says Danny Vermeulen, empowerment specialist at Attacq.
Shawn Theunissen, head of corporate social responsibility at Growthpoint Properties and founder of Property Point, explains, “Entrepreneurs hold the keys to meaningful job creation and inclusive economic growth. Attacq’s commitment to providing quality services to the property industry as part of small enterprise development for the overall business supply chain is most commendable.”
Property Point’s intake for Attacq builds on a successful three-year relationship that leverages Attacq’s commitment to growing competitive small businesses and the deep-rooted success Property Point has achieved in doing this and unlocking supply chain opportunities for entrepreneurs in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.
The award-winning Property Point programme was launched by Growthpoint Properties in 2008, and this year represents a decade of its success in developing sustainable small businesses. Over the past 10 years, it has changed the small business landscape in the property sector.
It has facilitated market opportunities worth R1.14-billion for the 168 SMEs that have taken part in its two-year enterprise and supplier development programmes. It has also created more than 2 405 full-time jobs. Its SMEs report an average 44% growth in revenue.
Property Point also works with public sector partners such as the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD), to drive enterprise and supplier development forward.
The eight businesses that constitute Property Point’s new intake for Attacq are:
- Azzaro Quantity Surveyors, headed by entrepreneur Sandi Mbutuma.
- ABV Construction, headed by entrepreneur Lehlogonolo Brinny Mphogo.
- Shaba & Ramplin, headed by entrepreneur Vere Shaba.
- Nsovo Environmental Consulting, headed by entrepreneur Munyadzi Rikhotso.
- Manhove Property Solutions, headed by entrepreneur Rachel Mohlamonyane.
- Mickardi Aluminum, headed by entrepreneur Melanie Naidoo.
- LASAKA Group, headed by entrepreneur Laaigah Sasman.
- Taste My Waffle, headed by entrepreneur Jesse Yende.