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City & Safari International Expands in South Africa

The Group’s Managing Director, Valentine Mgang has indicated that City & Safari International is a destination management company(DMC) based in Botswana that ground handles international MICE business(Meetings, Incentive, Conferences, Events) hosted in Botswana.

The business also specializes in experiential leisure travel in Botswana and the region. The business offers tailor made travel packages to various destinations in the region.

Valentine Mganga said they are excited as a company to be expanding to South Africa which has a bigger client base compared to Botswana. The business will be serving its clientele from Capetown and will be working hand in hand with the main office in Botswana. Both offices’ marketing activities will be coordinated to serve all markets that are targeted.

Both offices will participate in international travel shows like ITB (Germany), IBTM (Spain), WTM (England), including regional shows like Indaba (South Africa), WTM Africa (Capetown).

‘’This is a great milestone by City & Safari International and other group companies under Food Creel Pty Ltd,” said Valentine Mganga. He said the company wants to expand beyond the current two countries to more countries in the region.

He has however, indicated that the impact of COVID 19 has somewhat dented the immediate plans for the business but is hopeful that soon, the pandemic will be gone.

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Food Creel Pty Ltd
Valentine Mganga

Local Businesswoman Picks up Prize for Best Executive Coaching Specialist 2020

At SME News’ fourth annual Greater London Enterprise Awards, the prize for Best Executive Coaching Specialist 2020 went to businesswoman Shweta Jhajharia and Growth Idea Limited.

Shweta is one of the leading authorities on business value building and this award adds to a long list of accolades she has built up over a decade of helping business executives to improve upon their leadership, management and business

She is a respected speaker, having delivered keynotes at events such as the Business Show and Going Global. She has also written an Amazon bestseller, Sparks: Ideas to Ignite Business Growth. The framework her book is based upon, the 6M model, is her personal how-to on building a profitable business.

Growth Idea, led by Shweta and her team of specialist consultants, aids business executives in reaching the next level of growth for their businesses. Their High Performance Executive Board programme is built upon the established support of a board of directors and provides a higher level of support and accountability to SME’s, who may not have the resources or experience for this otherwise.

Along with the support of a selected board of executives, her clients also receive the support of a dedicated consultant and a team of experts in areas such as sales, marketing and finance.

Jhajharia’s other notable awards have included two prestigious Stevie® Awards, known as the “Oscars of the business world,” CEO Monthly’s Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, Top 20 Global Trainers and Influencers of 2020 and she has been ranked amongst the Global Top 30 Coaching Professionals since 2017, the first British-Indian woman to have reached this achievement.

The SME News awards recognises businesses that strive to be the best in their fields and that distinguish themselves from their competitors. Awards are awarded based purely on merit, so winners are recognised because they have worked themselves to the top of their field and are stand-out performers.

“I am delighted and humbled at being recognised by SME News for this award,” Jhajharia said. “This award comes at a time when many businesses may be feeling the strain but I credit, as always, the efforts of my team and my clients, for showing the fortitude to come out fighting and thriving as a result.”

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Growth Idea
Amol Maheshwari

Eaton Hudson Opens New Office in Boston

BOSTONDec. 1, 2020 – Eaton Hudson, announced it has moved its headquarters from Atlanta and opened a new office in Boston.

Jim Schaye, CEO of Eaton Hudson said: “Our decision to move our headquarters and open a new office in Boston is part of our overall growth strategy plan. We’re excited about expanding our operations to better serve our clients.”

Eaton Hudson specializes in asset appraisal and disposition for retailers, colleges, universities, private companies and industry. The new office address is: One Marina Park Drive, Suite 1410, Boston, Massachusetts 02210. Phone: (617) 332-1554.

Launched by veterans of the Eaton Department Stores of Toronto and Hudson Capital Partners and later joined by former executives of Silverman Consultants, clients benefit from the Company’s financial strength and expertise. Mr. Schaye further commented: “We know how to partner with financial sponsors, strategic buyers, managers, lenders and advisors to develop creative and transparent structures that align interests, enhance liquidity and create positive outcomes.”

Eaton Hudson has been providing innovative and strategic solutions for the disposition of excess, obsolete and discontinued inventory and other assets for nearly fifteen years. The Company is now headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and has other offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Toronto, Canada.