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Sanlam Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Programme

This programme has three projects and focuses on developing business capacity within our distribution network (projects 1 & 2) as well as our supply chain with selected suppliers (project 3).

Distribution Development

Project 1 - Catalyst

With Project Catalyst we aim to develop and transform Sanlam’s distribution capability. We do this through specialist business development support to financial planning practices using the Centre of Influence (accountant relationship building) methodology. The implementation arm of the project will further create a pipeline to develop black-owned practices through the Catalyst Audit process in the years to come.

Project 2 - BlueStar

With BlueStar we strive towards developing and transforming Sanlam’s distribution capability. This is done through specialist practice management training to financial planners, which enables them to achieve BlueStar accreditation and empower their businesses with practical management toolkits, skills and knowledge. The implementation arm of the project will further create a pipeline to develop black-owned financial planning practices through the Catalyst Implementation process within the following years.

Supplier Development

Project 3 - Accelerator

Our Accelerator project aims to develop and transform Sanlam’s supply chain by giving leading practice growth support, incubation and investment funding to identified and chosen SMEs within Sanlam’s supply chain and target market. The business development arm of the project will further create a pipeline to develop black-owned enterprises through the Accelerator mentorship process in the next few years.

Here’s an overview of the businesses who graduated from the Accelerator project:

Sector: Motor Body Repair
Contact: 021 715 5821
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D&P Auto is a wholly black-owned panel beater based in Retreat, Cape Town. As a mid-sized auto repair shop, D&P Auto stands out for its consistent, high-quality service and commitment to developing client relationships. Operating in a predominantly untransformed industry, D&P is a family-owned business that is passionate about its customers and committed to growing its enterprise by positioning itself for greater market access and new opportunities.

Sector: Digital Technology
Contact: 021 685 0600
Visit www.fireworkx.com

Fireworkx is a bespoke software, design and digital agency, which develops custom systems and applications for corporate and mid-sized organisations. It has predominantly worked with financial companies, designing and customising software to suit the industry. Having been in existence for more than 15 years, the agency has a dynamic team with innovative ideas that have the potential to change the industry.

Sector: Staffing Solutions and Activations
Contact: 011 267 2920
Visit www.isilumko.com
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Isilumko is a majority black-owned supplier of specialist recruitment services as well as creative media, marketing and branding solutions. Well differentiated in its niche and promising excellent potential for growth, Isilumko also provides promotional activations, which bridge the employment gap for graduate candidates, resulting in a high job-creation impact. Isilumko is committed to increasing its influence by developing the strategic and execution capacity required to grow its enterprise.

Sector: Building Repair and Construction
Contact: 021 712 1588
Visit www.judante.co.za
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Judante is a family business that operates in the building and maintenance space in the Western Cape. The three siblings, Justin, Dane and Tenille, have used their skills and modern edge to run a solid company built on reputation, service delivery and innovation. With their experience and innovative ideas they are poised to change the industry by providing innovative solutions to their customers.

Sector: Professional dry-cleaning services
Contact: 012 803 0404
Visit www.legaci.co.za
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Legaci is a dry-cleaning services company based in Pretoria and owned by the dynamic Dudu. After having won an Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Business Partners and Ernest & Young, Dudu was selected to participate in the Sanlam ED Programme. Running three branches in the Johannesburg area, she maintains a head office and central hub in Pretoria. She is a passionate and driven entrepreneur who is also willing to give back to the community by planning to create a training centre in the future.

Sector: Digital Technology
Contact: 021 424 1631
Visit www.liquidthought.co.za
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Based in Cape Town CBD, Liquid Thought is a digital strategy and innovation agency. Liquid Thought partners with their clients to deliver cutting edge web and mobile technology solutions that solve business problems or create business opportunities. By developing their operational capacity Liquid Thought aims to grow and strengthen their strategic relationships with key clients by providing strategic solutions for all things digital.

Sector: Media Advertising
Contact: 011 791 0234
Visit www.moving-ads.co.za
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An idea that was started internationally and established in SA, Moving Ads is run by Richard Moyo and Tinashe Jacha. They provide outdoor media advertising through the use of branded trucks that carry visual and non-visual messages to target locations, no matter how remote. They provide promotional, interactive and brand awareness marketing as part of their business offering. Moving Ads vehicles can be seen around the country, promoting various products and services to a wide range of consumers.

Sector: Stationery Supplier
Contact: 0861 466684
Visit www.officebox.co.za
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A high-growth potential start-up enterprise, OfficeBox offers a unique business model that enables seamless high speed, low-cost management and the delivery of office supplies and merchandise nationwide. OfficeBox has established itself within its target market by providing an innovative and efficient solution to its customers that aligns with market leaders in the courier industry. It provides personalised on-line ordering, procurement and service excellence at all times.

Sector: Media Advertising
Contact: 021 712 7451
Visit www.reynoldsauto.co.za
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Established in 1993, Reynolds is a wholly black-owned panel beater based in Retreat, Cape Town. As an approved insurance repairer, it offers full panel-beating repairs and speed service repairs from its Claremont branch. Reynolds is a family run business that focuses on excellent customer service and a reputable image. Using the knowledge he has built up through the years, Sharief is innovative and keen to get started with a green model for panel beaters.

Sector: Motor Body Repair
Contact: 011 615 7351
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A husband-and-wife duo, the Antonios make a dynamic team, with Julie managing the office and Carlos managing operations. Located in the industrial area of Germiston, the business has seen steady growth built on service and reputation. Having been a Sanlam supplier for the past few years, the owners are excited to taking the business to new heights and making a difference in the business and its surroundings.

Sector: Waste Management
Contact: 021 948 4422
Visit www.wastewant.co.za
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Hand-picked by Sanlam Group Facilities, Waste Want is a new and growing waste management and recycling company that is set to make a big impact. Its enterprise demonstrates a compelling social story with a strong focus on job creation and empowerment, employing homeless youth and working with local schools to encourage recycling. A majority black woman-owned enterprise, Waste Want is passionate about growing its business to make a broader social and environmental impact.

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