Fraser Alexander and Enterprise Development
Posted by Daniel Makhura on 12 October 2017 11:25 AM SAST
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Fraser Alexander has successfully nurtured a start-up business, Firozistar, into a thriving company providing plant hire and metal picking services. We did this by providing Firozistar's active partner, Ignatius Rikhotso, with an assessment-backed personal development plan and partnering with ASA Metals on his formal business and leadership training.
Firozistar has since acquired its own equipment and has improved its financial performance from a loss in 2013 to a sound turnover and good profits in 2014 and beyond. Fraser Alexander will continue with this successful model across more of our operations.
Annah's Thabong Bakery
When Annah Lelimo’s Thabong Bakery was put in touch with Fraser Alexander, the only oven it had for baking was a small deck oven being used for very small orders. Fraser Alexander helped the business to buy a new production line and a new delivery vehicle. This helps them increase their output, save on time and electricity, and improve bread quality and longevity.
We didn’t just give Thabong Bakery a significant grant though. We also assigned Annah an experienced mentor to help her to optimise and expand her business. Today, Thabong Bakery has contracts with Harmony’s Joel and Bambanani Mines.