WHAT WE DO
The Platinum Black Philosophy
Equip yourself to take advantage of every possible opportunity and build a solid foundation for growth
A Simple Process. 22 years in the making.
The Platinum Black diagnostic focuses on the 8 Hats of Management (Human Resources, Information Technology, Research and Development, Operations, Administration & Finance and Marketing and Sales)...READ MORE
The objective of the intervention is to structure each business area appropriately for the phase the business is in. If you have the wrong structure for your phase, there is a strong risk of business stress.READ MORE
During the optimisation phase we will monitor and evaluate key metrics appropriate to your business so as to ensure that all intervention initiatives are functioning optimally.
The Platinum Black diagnostic focuses on the 8 Hats of Management (Human Resources, Information Technology, Research and Development, Operations, Administration & Finance and Marketing and Sales)... .
If structured correctly, any business has the potential for significant growth
WHO WE ARE
More Than The Sum Of The Parts
We are a team of business experts who are passionate to see entrepreneurs grow their business and ensure sustainability.
We have a vast experience consulting to entrepreneurs and business owners and have worked with over 500 clients across many industries. We structure businesses’s for sustainable growth and profitability. We are a level 2 B-BBEE contributor.
Many entrepreneurs have technical skills, but lack all round business and financial knowledge to enable sustainability.
Platinum Black empowers these owners with the business skills that they need to create a sustainable, profitable business. Platinum Black helps high growth businesses that have grown without a specific plan.
How can we add value to your business?
We show you how to effectively structure your business to make it grow. We empower you to take control of all your businesses' needs. We show you how to integrate Business Planning as one of the strategic imperatives of your business.
To be the leading Management Consultancy focused on entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa wanting to ensure profitability and sustainable growth.
We strive to achieve our vision by:
• Delivering an exceptional level of service by putting the interests of our clients first
• Making skills transfer to clients a core focus
• Only employing passionate and highly qualified individuals who can make a positive impact
• Holding both ourselves and our clients accountable for the successful completion of projects
The Platinum Black consulting approach is unique in that unlike traditional consultancies:
• We work very closely with our clients within a framework that demands a continual commitment from both parties throughout the process.
• Our unique diagnostic software helps to quickly identify the main risks within a business on the 80:20 principle, thereby minimizing the time (and cost) required to achieve the best results.
• We emphasise active intervention and practical actions rather than report writing and an excessive number of presentations.
• Our goal is to transfer skills and make ourselves redundant within your business in 6 months.
Business Analysis and Diagnostic
Business Optimisation and Restructuring
Business Plans and Start-Up Advice
Business Risk Assessment and Reduction
Cash Flow Management and Budgeting
Commercialisation of New Ideas and Technologies
Management Support and Skills Transfers
The Sourcing of Investment and Asset Finance
IAN REIDManaging Director
Ian founded Platinum Black in 1994 and has since held the role of Managing Director. After graduating as a Mining Engineer and gaining years of experience as a Mine Manager in the Goldfields Group, he went on to apply his knowledge and passion for entrepreneurship to business by obtaining a BCom (Management and Industrial Psychology) from UNISA and an MBA (UCT GSB).
JACQUES NIEHAUSOperations Director
Jacques Niehaus holds an MBA from UCT (Cum Laude), a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Wits Business School) and a BA majoring in Industrial Psychology and Sociology (University of Stellenbosch). He has a diverse professional background spanning 7 years in the Publishing, Construction and Media Production Industries within the Business Development, Operations, Marketing and Brand Strategy spheres.
ABHILASH M.NAIRFinancial Director
Abhilash is a Professional Accountant (S.A), a practicing (full) member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (S.A.I.P.A) and a registered Tax Practitioner (S.A). Having lectured & conducted workshops part time at UNISA. He has over 10 years’ experience in the Accounting, Audit and Tax field in South Africa. He has completed his S.A.I.C.A articles (C.A (S.A) option) and has 4 years’ post-articles experience as a Financial Accountant at the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as in private business.
Maxine has spent time in different industries as well as spheres therein, including Marketing and Event planning. For the last 4 years she has been overseeing a team, as client relationship manager of an online advertising company, adapting and assessing key areas of performance. Qualified in Industrial Relations, Performance Management, Digital Marketing and Customer Service Excellence.