Most small business owners are technically excellent in their respective fields, but need business management skills support. Group 9 UK would like to offer its management and financial skills to any EFF member.
About me / About business or organisation:
in July 2008 relocated from Durban, South Africa to Lymington, UK to broaden my international experience.
In June 2009 started my own business management advisory, operating as Group 9 UK. My main interest and focus is on assisting small owner managed businesses to grow and maximise their potential.
Born in Kenya, and currently have an interest in a tourism business in Tanzania. South and East Africa is still very much in my blood.
Career history / Company history:
Prior to moving to UK, ran own business management advisory in South Africa, consulting to manufacturing (mainly textile & clothing), tourism and agro-processing firms, corporate to micro. I still have a business interest in SA, and aim to extend into Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania.
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My name is Laricea Ioana Roman and I am a student at Kingston University, London (KU ID 0942659). I am doing a Master in Marketing, Advertising and Communications and at the moment I am writing my Dissertation. My topic is related to ethical clothing, more specifically, I am investigating how personal values influence customers' decision to buy ethical clothing. In order to come up with some answers for my topic, I need some opinions from people who actually bought ethical clothes.
Hi Andrew - good to hear from you! Very nice to make contact with someone else passionate about Tanzania and Kenya. I grew up in Nairobi, and have been a frequent visitor to Tanzania since I was little. Our factory in Arusha is completely vertical from spinning to garmenting. We have GOTS and BSCI certifications for organic / social compliance. And of course duty free access to South Africa. We hold stock of the Tanzanian made blank garments here in the UK which we then distribute around Europe for brands who are looking to customise clothing with their own designs. If you'd like to chat more, get in touch. I'm also interested in your tourism business in Tanzania. Best wishes Prama
Thanks for getting back and I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to reply. I have only just learned that I have a profile. Anyway I would be really interested in making contact with you with regards to expanding our business, you sound like you have lots of experience. Do please get back in touch and we can investigate further how best we could work together. Best wishes Michelle