Prior to establishing the company in 2006, Thommie held various management and strategic roles at a number of multi-national companies based in South Africa, Africa and the United Kingdom. As a Ph.D. and M.B.A. Graduate, Thommie has personally been involved in successfully managing thousands of Business Plan Projects, Feasibility- and Market Research Studies on behalf of local and international clients.

Communications

BUSINESS TYPE Telecommunications

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • ICT

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Namibia

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application

LOAN AMOUNT R500,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The business is a newly established company that will be structured to provide high quality broadband Internet and other value-added services to clients in Namibia. The company’s primary aim is to provide turnkey network solutions and high quality broadband Internet to Private Individuals (Residents), SMEs and Corporate Organisations. Affordability, scope of service and reliability, all underpinned by exemplary customer service is at the heart of the company’s philosophy. The company aims to become a prominent Internet Service Provider in Namibia.

Coal Mining

BUSINESS TYPE Coal Mining

STAGE OF BUSINESS  Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Mining

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Sub-Saharan Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application

  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists

LOAN AMOUNT R4 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is a newly established Junior Mining Business that will be operating within the broader Coal Mining Industry. The core focus of the company will be to bring strategic projects identified in exploration phase to production in an efficient manner much sooner than competitors.

Gemstone Trading

BUSINESS TYPE Jewelry

STAGE OF BUSINESS  Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Mining
  • Manufacturing

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Africa And China

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists

LOAN AMOUNT US$3.1 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is a newly established South African entity that will be structured to trade in Sugilite Semi-Precious Gemstones. The company is part of an existing Group of Companies that have been operating in the industry for more than 25 years. The Group started in Hong Kong and currently have branches in various countries including UAE, China, Germany, Hong Kong and Thailand

Asphalt Production

BUSINESS TYPE Asphalt Production

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Mining
  • Infrastructure

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Mpumalanga

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT US$4.4 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company was founded in 2013 as Private Company. Early success came with the introduction of a range of mono-rope equipment that seeks to eliminate finger amputations that were commonplace at the time. The company plans to venture into the production of Aggregates through the crushing of rocks, which after further processing, can be supplied in various sizes for the coating of bitumen to subsequently produce bituminous macadam (BitMac) or Asphalt. The company will operate within the Greater Tubatse Municipality as well as surrounding regions of Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Speciality Asset Management

BUSINESS TYPE Asset Management

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Financial Services
  • Asset Management
  • Exotic Game Breeding

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Global

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application

LOAN AMOUNT R8 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The business is a privately owned investment company specialising in exotic and rare game species, which offers its investors exceptional financial returns. An investor can now invest in different game species without being involved in the day-to-day management.

Banking

BUSINESS TYPE  Banking

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Financial Services
  • Asset Management
  • Banking

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT US$12.4 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The bank was established in 1982 and was granted a permanent Mutual Bank License in 2000. The bank operates three branches. The bank recently opened a Corporate Office in Sandton.

Financial And Insurance Services

BUSINESS TYPE  Financial Services

STAGE OF BUSINESS  Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Financial Services
  • Asset Management
  • Insurance

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R3 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is a broad financial advisory practice. The company’s service portfolio is comprehensive and includes Collective Investments, Long- and Short-Term Insurance, Pension Benefits, Estate Planning, Tax Service, Payroll, and General Accounting Services. The company’s sustainable success will be achieved through the creation of a ‘One Stop Financial Service House’, where a client can have most of their financial planning needs met with in one house.

Small Business Loans

BUSINESS TYPE  Small Business Loans

STAGE OF BUSINESS  Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Financial Services
  • Asset Management

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application

LOAN AMOUNT R1 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The business is a new financial services company with the core purpose of providing small businesses with an accessible, flexible and convenient alternative to traditional small business loans.

Asset Management

BUSINESS TYPE Asset Management

STAGE OF BUSINESS  Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Financial Services
  • Asset Management

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R20 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is a boutique asset management business with a focused product range. The company has a formidable team of highly experienced meritocratic investment professionals with more than 100 years’ practical market experience. The company has more than R500 million under management.

General Farming

BUSINESS TYPE Speciality Farming

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Agriculture

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders
  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists

LOAN AMOUNT  US$15.5 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The farm was established in 2014 with the primary objective of providing high quality Agricultural products to the local South African, sub-Saharan Africa and International markets.

Honeybush Farming

BUSINESS TYPE Speciality Farming

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Agriculture

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R3.6 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company was established in 2014 to produce Honeybush tea for commercial purposes whilst empowering women business owners. It is the intention of the 100% women-owned co-operative, to establish a small-scale Honeybush farming operation in the Southern Cape

Bed And Breakfast

BUSINESS TYPE Bed and Breakfast

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Hotel and Hospitality

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Acquisition of an Existing Business

LOAN AMOUNT R2.3 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Pringle Bay’s favourite new Bed and Breakfast accommodation welcomes you to one of the Western Cape Overbergs most beautiful locations.  Also known as the Overstrand region of South Africas Western Cape Province, the part in which Pringle Bay lies, is also home to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. This establishment in Pringle Bay is situated between Rooi Els and Bettys Bay, on the famous Whale-watching route that leads to the town of Hermanus.