We’ve been committed to job creation through the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) since 2007 and we’ve proven that a holistic, end-to-end approach to ESD is the only way to deliver measureable impact. Success requires removing any and all of the growth constraints facing SMEs – financial and non-financial.
Our holistic programmes consistently outperform our competitors’ one-size-fits-all solutions as they:
— Amanda Khoza, Head of Transformation, Liberty
FB Mining produces ventilation seals and lifting equipment and can offer mines up to 30% saving on the total cost of ventilation management but was unable to harness the opportunities for growth in the mining sector.
The Vumela Fund provided the company with the BEE partner they needed to comply with the mining charter’s 26% black-ownership requirement when turnover reached R50 million pa, gaining them access to broader markets. Vumela also provided funding for FB Mining to aggressively target growth in the coal as well as platinum mining sectors.
Edge’s strategic growth support introduced FB Mining to the procurement offices of a number of new mining clients. The company currently provides employment for more than 130* people and it is anticipated that the programme will generate another 60-90 additional jobs.
Edge screens 300 SMEs, shortlisting 30 high-potential SMEs suitable for growth support.Read More
SAB’s KickStart initiative is re-engineered tocreate a more focused, comprehensive approach towards providing high-impact, sustainable business support.Read More