Critically, we recognise that different entrepreneurs have different support requirements at different stages of development and that these determine the type of Growth Support programme each requires. Our 4 proprietary programmes have been purpose-built to provide the right support at the right time.
We have identified 12 fundamental foundations as essential to any sustainable business model. Eight of these are business-related and 4 of them are personal.
Anglo American Thermal Coal (AATC) aimed to improve the standards, skills and capacities of localised SMMEs.
Edge designed a pilot Supplier Development programme. Through a process of community mapping, over 1 200 current and potential suppliers were identified within the areas surrounding AATC operations, and conducted a phased screening process which included site visits and capability assessments.
Thirty enterprises were shortlisted to receive Edge’s SME Growth Support in order to increase capacity to the point where they can effectively participate as suppliers to 10 mines.
Through tailored growth support and access to funding, this business has been able to increase its turnover by 50% in the space of 3 years.Read More
Edge designs strategy to guide existing ESD Fund’s activities and investments.Read More