The Rapport, a nationally distributed Afrikaans newspaper, recently did a piece on Cubicle Solutions in their Careers section.
This was very welcoming to our company since we have a lot of clients who are Afrikaans-speaking and naturally consume Afrikaans language media as well. With us being based in Pietermaritzburg, we are also surrounded by businesses owned by Afrikaans-speaking South Africans.
Helene Cilliers opens the article by quoting Sue Hadcroft in saying: “If you can interpret an income statement, you can pretty much run any business”. She goes on to talk to Sue about the company winning a regional ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD and an award for BEST NEW BUSINESS by the Africagrowth Institute.
The article points out how Sue and her husband Alan – who are both British – started the business and how the business quadrupled over the last four years and the founders paid a high price in sweat. Sue had to make lots of personal sacrifices, one of them being doing a lot of travelling despite having a young teenage daughter that needed her mother. Sue reckons that the company would not be where it is today had it not been for those sacrifices.
The company started off with a team of 4 people working from the Hadcroft home. Today they have a team of 16 employees, two installation teams and two sales agents in Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively. They have a factory in Pietermaritzburg, a smaller factory in Cape Town and will be opening a sales office in Johannesburg shortly.
The company has contracts in or has completed contracts in Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, Mozambique and Lesotho.
Some of the Cubicle Solution clientele include FNB, Virgin Active, Engen and Joshua Doore.