Year founded: 1969
Memberships: Green Building Council, Fedhasa, SAPOA, NCCA, SACSC

Turnover: R1 359 269 412
Operating profit: R116 551 068
Net profit: R83 006 831
Financial year-end: June 2010
Holding company: Bidvest
Bank: Various
Accountants: Various
JSE listing & date: Bidvest as a holding company are listed
Key clients: Johnsons Control, Broll, Drake & Scull, JHI, Liberty, Southern Sun, Sun International, Protea Hotels, Medi-Clinic, Netcare

Activity: Total soft service package
Products/services offered: Cleaning services, portable toilet hire and liquid waste removal, management development and training, silviculture and village maintenance, hospitality event staffing, and healthcarecare givers

Awards: SA’s Top Performing Companies, Top500, Impumelelo, Golden Service Awards, PMR Awards
Recent major contracts: Palazzo Hotel, Life Hotels – Silvercrest Hotel, Road Lodge PE Airport, Upper East Side Hotel, Signature Life Hotels – Aviator, African Sky Hotel, Tiger Brands – Albany Bakery, SA Bureau of Standards, Caterpillar Africa, DHL Supply Chain, York Timbers, Northlink College – Tygerberg Hostels, Tshwane Rehabilitation Centre, McCarthy Pinetown, Halfway House Primary School, Xstrata, Bigen Africa

Empowerment initiatives: Joint venture companies in the cleaning sector, management development and succession planning programmes, training for people with disabilities
CSI initiatives: Educational programmes, youth development, HIV & Aids training, bursaries and community upliftment programmes

Ownership: 100% owned by Bidvest (Pty) Ltd

Black Empowerment Level:
shareholding: 28.43% / total staff: 98%

Gender Empowerment Level:
shareholding: 16.83% / total staff: 70%

BEE contribution level: Level 2 – EmpowerLogic Rating Agency

The Bidvest Prestige Group (BPG) – formerly known as Prestige Cleaning Services – was established in 1969 and is now the largest and most specialised cleaning company in South Africa. In 1993, the company was acquired by the Bidvest Group, an international services, trading and distribution company listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. The BPG has a range of specialised divisions that focus on specialised cleaning services in their respective sectors. The company’s service offering has now been expanded beyond cleaning services to include portable toilet hire and liquid waste removal, silviculture and village maintenance services, care-givers within the healthcare sector and management development and overall human resource development consulting services. The BPG’s uncompromising commitment to excellence in service delivery is the foundation of its business strategy, which has seen it become the market leader in its industry, with a reputation for innovation, high quality service solutions, lasting business partnerships and the ability to both attract and retain high quality staff. Johan du Toit, Group Managing Director of BPG, explains that the nature of the Group’s diversification is strategically positioned to take advantage of existing strengths within the organisation: “One of the aspects that draws our clients is that the managers we assign to a contract will always be from that clients particular business/industry background. They speak the same language and understand both the requirements and also the potential pitfalls. We work across 11 business categories and our management approach is to view each of our units as separate profit centres. Each manager reports monthly, but they have the autonomy to make strategic and financial decisions based on their expertise.”

Bidvest Prestige Group

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