“The opportunity to work with professionals who have been in the industry for years has been the most significant aspect of my association with Mariswe. They have shared not only technical expertise, but the skills required to run and manage the business. Our biggest challenge has been establishing our business as a believable brand. Mariswe has provided both financial and non-financial support to grow our business, including training and mentorship programmes as well as help in branding and marketing our business. We are now getting the exposure that we have been struggling to achieve for years.”
“ Compliance is one of the toughest issues facing smaller companies. In the past eight years, Mariswe has helped RNA to upgrade its computer software, develop annual workplace skills plans, get employment equity plans and reports updated and submitted on time, and maintain its B-BBEE level.“
RNA has partnered with Mariswe in several projects in the Eastern Cape.”
“We are trying to expand and diversify our client base and Mariswe has empowered us to tender for projects we wouldn’t have attempted previously and provided office space in Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg to expand our reach.
Professional support in preparing tenders, checking designs and marketing has given Robust newfound confidence. The knowledge transfer and exposure to bigger opportunities have been valuable in gaining recognition as a professional firm.”
“The industry is skilled and rightfully so. There are established firms that are way more cutting edge then we are. To penetrate the market and make a mark, you need all the sharp tools of delivery including resource capacity. Talent retention is a central issue that comes at an extremely high cost and must be managed sensitively.
The ability to partner and collaborate with an established company with an extensive history means that we are on the right track. The professional support and guidance, together with access to Mariswe’s national office footprint, makes us scalable. Now we have the resources and opportunities to grow our value proposition and our revenue, and to compete sustainably.”
“Loato Engineers was started in 2013 with the vision of growing our multi-disciplinary team to offer a broad spectrum of specialist professional services across all aspects of the project life cycle. We have become a reputable player in the transformation of the South African consulting industry and aim to become the preferred professional service provider to our clients through excellence and efficiency.”
Following Mariswe’s lead, we encourage growth and development in all our staff and view skills development and capacity building as a critical component of our business.”