Leads 2 Business – Year End Function Awards Evening 2018

The much-anticipated and Auspicious Leads 2 Business Awards Evening was recently held at the tranquil Tala Game Reserve.

Highlights of the evening was the presentation of several Awards to personalities who excelled commendably. The winners were presented with a commendation certificate, a stunning photo book and a floating trophy. In addition, awards for 5 years and 10 years long service were also presented.

 

The CEO's Customer Relations Award
Winner: Christine Brooks
The Top Sales Award
Winner, Michelle Engelbrecht
The Top Tele-Sales Award
Winner : Jackie van Zyl
The Top Account Co-ordinator Award
Winner : Candice van Aswegan
The Top Retention Admin Award
Winner : Cecile van Deventer
The Top Retention Award
Winner : Wendy De Wet
The Voice of the Company Award
Winner : Tara Hutton
The Top Content Researcher Award
Winner : Michelle Hosford
The Most Improved Employee Award
Winner : Connie Flinders
The Most Valued Employee Award
Winner : Sasha Anderson
The Platinum Quill Blog Award
Winner : Lauren Davids
5 Year Long Service Awards
Winners : Bianca Horne and Shanna Knezovich
10 Year Long Service Awards
Winners : Barry West, Debbie Wessels, Antonette Claassens, Lola Govender & Jackie van Zyl

 

Congratulations and Well Done to all the Award Winners!

About Marlaine Andersen

I have been working for Leads 2 Business, in the Private Projects Department, for 10 years this July. I am Deputy HoD for Private Projects. Researching mining projects and projects through-out the African continent are my areas of research and I find them most interesting.

Featured Tender: Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School

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Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School

Taung Hotel School

Contract Number:

DOT01NWER009 – IDT

Description:

Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School (Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

Category Industry
Building
Infrastructure
Renovations
Institutional
Hospitality & Leisure
Region Site Inspection
North West 2018-11-16 12:30 PM
Closing Date Contract Period
03 December 2018 No Details

 

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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler

Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler

Duvha

Contract Number:

MPGXC005374 – Eskom

Description:

Eskom Holdings Soc Limited Gauteng invites tenders for the Provision of Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler for a Period of Eight Months.

Category Industry
Building Power Grid
Region Site Inspection
Mpumalanga 2018-11-08 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
27 November 2018 at 10:00 No details

 

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About Lauren Davids

I am a Content Researcher for the Western Cape Region in the Tenders South Africa Department.

Industry Events: THINC 2018, AOP 2018, CCE 2018 and CCS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018

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Industry Events: THINC 2018, AOP 2018 and CCE 2018 and CCS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018

Construction Events

Event:

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference Africa 2018

Date:

5 – 6 September 2018

Event location:

Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town

Event Description:

The Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference creates an exceptional forum for knowledge sharing, collaboration and business generation, in a stimulating environment. It provides the attendees with ample opportunities to network with peers and business contacts, allowing delegates to discover new and exciting opportunities in this fast expanding market.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 79 734 2296
E-mail: tsmith@hvs.com

Event Details:

Website

 

Event:

Africa Oil & Power 2018

Date:

5 – 7 September 2018

Event location:

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Event Description:

The conference will be continent’s premier platform for energy investment and policy. The conference will bring together an elite class of ministers and senior-level government officials and top executives of private sector companies spanning the energy value chain, including upstream, downstream, engineering, construction, services, consulting, power generation, legal and finance.

Contact Details:

E-mail: meghan@africaoilandpower.com

Event Details:

Website
Pre-registration

 

Event:

Cape Construction Expo 2018

Date:

12 – 13 September 2018

Event location:

Sun Exhibits, GrandWest, Cape Town

Event Description:

The Cape Construction Expo is the prime meeting place for construction industry professionals in the Western Cape. With eight dedicated product zones and numerous free workshops, the event caters to the Western Cape’s construction, cement and concrete industries. The audience includes architects, engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, government representatives as well as suppliers of products and services to the industry. Leads 2 Business will also be exhibiting join our Facebook Event,  visit us at Stand 312 or contact us for your free ticket.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 21 700 5515
E-mail: justinmarthinus@dmgevents.com

Event Details:

Website
Pre-registration
Booking

 

Event:

CCS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018

Date:

5 September 2018

Event location:

Centurion Golf Estate

Event Description:

CCS Annual Charity Golf Day Sponsorship on 5th September 2018 for The Tomorrow Trust. Leads 2 Business is sponsoring the 11th Tee, join our Facebook Event.


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About Sasha Anderson

I enjoy making new professional acquaintances and corresponding with existing clients. Reach out if you want to talk, L2B, social media, construction, technology, shoes, dachshunds, popular culture or travel.

Top Demolition Projects

Top Demolition Projects

When it comes to tearing things down, you need to make absolutely sure, that you never ever need or want to see that thing again… Let’s say, a building…

Demolishing a building may come with good reason, like a condemned building or just an unsafe environment all round.

I am 100% sure nobody ever wants anything in life to go wrong, but, just like anything in life, demolishing a building can be very unpredictable.

A lot can go wrong, even with the most meticulous planning. So much needs to be taken into account when planning to demolish a building.
Even more so if the least amount of damage to the surrounding area and the people involved is a concern.

Just like in rugby, because of the shape of the ball, it can go in the complete opposite direction than is planned. And might just cost you the game.

With this in mind, should it all blow up in the wrong direction, it would probably cost you much more than anticipated. And in some cases damage to someone else’s home and/or work.
This will then also lead to months of unnecessary construction work and relocation of people and/or companies.

Wasting time and money, does not bode well for the future of a company.

So, let us take a look at a disastrous outcome for a demolition project:

 

And since I would not like to leave you with that sour taste in your mouth, here are some adventurously, successful demolition projects:

 

Here we can see that some well-planned demolition projects can look absolutely stunning.
It comes with extreme precision, when planning such projects.

We have to keep in mind that where there is demolition in process, there will soon be something more modern and safe built in its place.
It goes to show that in life, we have to take the bad with the Good.

May this give you hope that not all things being demolished end disastrously.

 

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Featured Project: Hotel and Convention Centre, Swaziland

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Hotel and Convention Centre, Swaziland

Hotel and Convention Centre, Swaziland

Description:

Construction of a five star International Hotel and Convention Centre at Ezulwini in Swaziland. No official name has been given to the new Ezulwini complex, but it is being referred to by planners as the King Mswati III Hotel and Convention Centre. Estimated project value : E1 billion.

Hotel and Convention Centre, Swaziland

Status:

Underway

Category:

Building

Industry:

Hospitality & Leisure

Sector:

Public

Region:

Swaziland

Value:

R100 Million+

Timing:

May 2015 – October 2018.

Class

Open Tender

 

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About Melanie Miles

One girl who would rather wear boots than high heels...

Advertising and Marketing within the Construction Industry

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Advertising and Marketing within the Construction Industry

Advertising and Marketing within the Construction Industry

When I think of Advertising within the Construction Industry, I picture driving past a construction site being developed, imagining a new shopping centre / new hospital or maybe even an office block that will be in the space that was once empty.
There is always a great deal of excitement within the town, people are eager to know what is being constructed. This already has the target market talking.
It is a fundamental way of advertising and connecting that excitement to your company. It is vital that your company name is on all construction signage boards advising the audience what is being constructed.

There are a lot of alternative ways to advertise your construction company if you consider every surface an advertisement space on your construction site, here are a few examples:

Providing Uniform for all your staff on site:

I strongly believe that providing your staff with a uniform creates a level of a professional business image, it eases identification as well as lets your employees look smart and neat, uniforms give your staff a sense of belonging and security, and it promotes company unity, pride and loyalty.
Uniform creates brand awareness and transforms your staff into moving sign boards.

 

Branding:

Safety signage on your construction site is essential, why not be creative and make your safety signage with your company name, this will be an eye-catcher. Furthermore it is a great surface to print your logo on.
Your plant machinery will possibly be on site for the duration of the development, branding your machinery is a free way to advertise and notify people driving past that your company is on site and you are constructing the development the town is excited about.

This is a great way to market your skills and advertise your work.

Social Media:

Before and after photo are always an amazing way to market your work and skills, social media is a very effective and very low cost platform to build your company name. Social media can also give you insight about your competitors as well as instant online feedback from clients and target market.

Great Advertising can help your business! So, the next time your company is working on a building site, remember to market your work by ensuring your company signage is visible and post before and after photos on your social media pages.

Sources:

Alternative Advertising

Non-Traditional Advertising – Alternative Ads – Experiential Marketing Examples

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/advertising-promotion-strategies-construction-industry-12798.html
https://fitsmallbusiness.com/construction-marketing-ideas/

Featured Tender: Demolishing, Refurbishment and Construction of New Facilities at Mbatini Lower Primary School (Phase 1)

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Demolishing, Refurbishment and Construction of New Facilities at Mbatini Lower Primary School (Phase 1)

Demolishing, Refurbishment and Construction of New Facilities at Mbatini Lower Primary School (Phase 1)

Contract Number:

PWRT/2368/18MP – Department of Public Works Roads and Transport

Description:

Department of Public Works Roads and Transport Nelspruit invites tenders for Demolishing, Refurbishment and Construction of New Facilities at Mbatini Lower Primary School (Phase 1) in Mkhuhlu, Culcata C Bushbuckridge Local Municipality.

 

Category Industries
Demolition & Blasting

Building

Institutional

Renovations

Region Site Inspection
Mpumalanga 2018-06-21 11:00 AM
Closing Date Restrictions
18 July 2018 at 12:00 It is estimated that tenderers should have a CIDB contractor grading of 7GB. Preferences are offered to tenderers who 7 GB or higher. Telephonic, Telegraphic, Telex, Facsimile, Emailed and Late Tenders will not be accepted. Tenders may only be submitted on the tender documentation that is issued. Requirements for sealing, addressing, delivering, opening and assessment of Tenders are stated in the Tender Data

 

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About Lauren Davids

I am a Content Researcher for the Western Cape Region in the Tenders South Africa Department.

Starting a Business a.k.a Start-ups

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Starting a Business a.k.a Start-ups

Business

What do I know of Start Ups? Sorry to disappoint… But nothing really, other than what I’ve seen in the hit TV series ‘The Start-up’ – and with all I’ve seen in this show – the 1st 2 things I figured out is:

A – Good Idea!! Before even going through the life changing experience, and deep dark evil world of starting a Start-up, is first needing a Good – no, scrap that, an EXCELLENT idea!
Something everyone WANTS to NEED – they don’t necessarily need it – they just have to want to need it. Once they’ve had it – they can’t be without it!

 

 

B – TRUST NO ONE! And I mean NO ONE! The business world can be cruel and conniving! Everyone wants to make a buck and as good business men know, ruthlessness is the most rewarding trait!

 

People see a million dollar idea, and all they see is dollar signs – and too bad for you if you’re not smart, stubborn and conniving enough to make sure that you don’t get locked out of your own million dollar idea (like in the The Startup!! Crazy stuff!) Sad right? Oh well – that’s life my dear fellow humans.
Stealth Performance Communications chairman had 1 crucial tip to share: “Build in silence; they can’t stop what they can’t see,” he cited as his advice, during an interview Peter Daisyme had with him at a conference.” – From Peter Daisyme Blog. True words that!
That’s the end of my advice – as an unqualified individual that knows nothing of starting your own business.

 

So my thoughts are to complete my blog on a lighter note – with a few fun business facts you just got to know!

As surprising as it might be, the business world is indeed a fascinating place!

  • The reason blue is Facebook’s main colour : Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green colour blindness – mind blowing right!
  • Google was originally called BackRub
  • Apple became the first ever $700 billion company in 2015
  • Ever wondered how many brands Coca-Cola has? As many as, if you decide to drink a different brand of Coca-Cola every day – it will take you 9 years to try them all! Say what???
  • The average mobile user checks their phone 150 times a day!
  • Legendary McDonald’s first item on their menu was a hotdog!
  • Domino’s pizza was founded by 2 brothers, one of which decided to trade his half of the business to his brother for a used Volkswagen Beetle! Can you say MAJOR REGRET!!
  • Think – ‘yummy Vaseline’ eeuw right – well, the inventor of Vaseline used to eat a spoonful every day! – None other than, Mr Robert Chesebrough
  • The famous Starbucks is named after a character in Moby Dick
  • Money and poverty – estimated in 2012: If the 100 richest people in the world put all their yearly earnings together, they could have had enough to end world poverty 4 times over!
  • The designer of the famous Nike swoosh tick was paid $35 – really?
  • Marvel owned the rights to the word ‘Zombie’ up to 1996 – yay for the end of that! Just think of all the awesome scary Zombie movies we would have missed out on if that hadn’t changed?

Blown away yet? Well I saved the best for last:

  • Walmart averages $1.8 million of profit… daily? Oh no, wait for this… HOURLY! $1.8 million profit every hour! Wrap your mind around that!!!

 

To end off, another delightful and inspiring quote from the co-founder and CEO of Dropbox:

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”

 

 

Sources:

http://www.123print.co.uk/blog/
https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/peter-daisyme

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About Jackie Van Zyl

My epic journey at Leads 2 Business started 9 Years ago, September 2008, as a Researcher / Data Capturer in the Tenders Africa Department. I joined Customer Relations in 2011, where I have had the great pleasure of being part of the Dynamic L2B Admin Department [From 2011 to present]. I deal with the Registration and Administration details of New Account Activations, and Existing Account Upgrades, etc. I also assist with client & staff queries. I’m a ‘think-out-of-the-box’ individual and an excellent problem solver. I am hardworking, meticulous, efficient, friendly and always happy to help! I look forward in assisting you with any queries you might have

The importance of dry and wet hire

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The importance of dry and wet hire.

Did you know that you get what is called “wet and dry hire” when hiring equipment?

I knew none of this and this topic had me stumped for a good couple of hours.

Did you know that wet hire is when you hire your equipment with an operator and all you would need to keep the equipment fully operational, this also includes the diesel you would need throughout your project?

Where dry hire is when you just hire the equipment and not the operator and added benefits.
This also means that the diesel is not included: however you do get the machine with a full tank of diesel but when you return the machine you need to return it with the same amount of diesel as it arrived with.

After some reading I do see that both wet and dry hire are good to have in their own way depending on what type of project you are busy with and how big your project is.

The advantages of wet hire:

• Cost effective (bigger projects).
• Operator has knowledge of equipment.
• The diesel that you would use is included in the hire of the machine.
• No added cost when equipment needs repairs keeping cost down and your project on track.
• Removes the stress of hiring other people to operate the equipment.
• One quote – one price.

dry and wet hire

The advantages of dry hire:

• Save money by keeping your labour within the company.
• Not many people on site.
• When you use someone that works for you they have an understanding of how you work and what you are wanting done on site.

dry and wet hire

Wet and Dry hire both have benefits depending on the given situation. When planning your next project make sure to take all aspects in to account when hiring machinery.

Sit down and think of what you need done – Will it be better to get wet or dry hire?.

 

Sources:
• https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wet-hire-vs-dry-whats-best-general-hire-group/
• https://blog.plantminer.com.au/pros-and-cons-of-wet-and-dry-hire
• https://www.humehire.com.au/wet-hire-dry-hire/

 

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About Tamika Mays

I started working at Leads 2 Business the 7th March this year. I have been working in the Leads to Quotes department where we deal with the contractors on a day to day basis. We help the contractors get the pricing they need for the contracts. The construction industry is an ever evolving industry and I love learning new things every day. Leads 2 Business is an amazing company to work for and is filled with amazing staff.

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