Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties' initiative, has welcomed a new batch of small businesses to both its enterprise development and supplier development programmes in 2016. programme by Shawn Theunissen, Head of CSR at Growthpoint Properties and Head of Property Point.
Theunissen explains that, as a leading enterprise development programme, Property Point nurtures small business and entrepreneurs to become sustainable, relevant and competitive companies. We do this by gaining of the opportunity-holder, their needs and requirements and filling the gaps with businesses that are able to deliver on these,' says Theunissen, Its supplier development intake includes businesses that are already approved and active vendors on Growthpoint's supply chain. -This creates a win-win situation. In this way, businesses are able to operate at a higher level in terms of service delivery, capacity and quality which ultimately benefits Growthpoint and its clients,- explains Theunissen.
At the induction session, the businesses were also introduced to Growthpoint's procurement team and processes. How the businesses will work together with Growthpoint and how they will receive constant feedback was explained to them by Donna-Liza Gidlow, Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Resourcing at Growthpoint, and Fana Sibanyoni, Head of Facilities Management at Growthpoint.
Property Point focuses on three elements: minimising the risk perception of small businesses in the property industry building solid relationships and assisting entrepreneurs to establish a good reputation in representing Growthpoint. PROPERTY' WELCOMES NEW BATCH OF BUSINESSES Property Point is an enterprise development initiative founded by Growthpoint Properties,
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