RIchard G

location_on Cape Town, South Africa

About Me

I was born, raised and educated in the UK as an electrical engineer. In 1979 I joined BICC (British Insulated Callendars Cables) then the largest cable manufacturer in the world with 55,000 employees. By 1984 I was promoted to country manager for South Africa and was posted here 3 three years. I then decided to remain in SA and took up a senior position with the Control Instruments Group. The following year I bought out my operating division which I ran until 1994. Since then I have started and grown several companies in the engineering fields, some with amazing success and growth. In 1996 I started Quality of Supply Technologies, which grew to R42 million turnover by 2001. I then developed a technical sales training course for sales professionals who sell technical products, which I presented for a few years, and combined this with a 2-year sabbatical. In 2006, out of the blue, an opportunity presented itself in the Smoke & Heat ventilation industry, which I am still involved in now.

My Areas of Expertise


Investment Range
R100,000 To R500,000

Pre-Startup/R&D, MVP/Finished Product, Achieving Sales, Breaking Even, Profitable, Other

Education & Training, Medical & Sciences, Transportation, Agriculture, Software, Media, Business Services, Finance, Manufacturing & Engineering, Energy & Natural Resources, Property , Hospitality, Restaurants & Bars, Products & Inventions, Retail, Sales & Marketing, Fashion & Beauty, Technology, Food & Beverage, Entertainment & Leisure, Personal Services

Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North-West, Western Cape


South Africa

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