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Local Businesses Thrive

Whilst businesses around the world have had to endure tough times over the last 2 years, businesses in KZN have had the extra burden of looting and flooding to deal with and although there have been a number of business casualties, there are still businesses that are thriving. We have been force fed so much negative news over the last 2 years that we decided to feature some homegrown success stories, right here in the Upper Highway. All these businesses have one thing in common – they are being coached by Kloof based business coaching firm, ActionCOACH Ignite.

Hammond Interiors 

“Since being with ActionCOACH Ignite, we have grown our turnover by a whopping 265%!”

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Owned and operated by Darryne Welgemoed, the 23-year-old business specialises in supplying and installing flush plastered ceilings, suspended ceilings, decorative bulkheads and cornices, office partitioning, fire rated partitioning and related doors. They service both the residential and commercial markets and they regard their unique selling proposition as their 100% on site supervision at all times ensuring a superior quality finish.



MJ Chartered Accountants

“Since being with ActionCOACH Ignite, we have grown our turnover by 144%!”

Owned and operated by Gillitts based Chartered Accountant, Melissa Jacobs, MJ takes care of all your outsourced accounting and tax requirements. They pride themselves on their  turnaround time and responsiveness to clients needs and have been growing in leaps and bounds.



Madeleines Coffee Shop

“Since being with ActionCOACH Ignite, we have grown our turnover by 67%!”

Owned and operated by nurse turned chef, Janet Sawkins, Madeleines (based in Oxford Village Centre, Hillcrest) specialise in serving delectable breakfasts and lunches. They have earned a solid reputation for the quality of their food and are especially known for their cakes and other baked items, freshly made in their walk-through bakery. They also offer freezer meals, outsourced catering for home and office, and a fresh take home evening meal on a Friday, aptly named “Fresh Food Friday”. If you haven’t visited them yet, you are seriously missing out.



About ActionCOACH Ignite Business Coaching

Celebrating their 8th birthday this month, the 6 times ActionCOACH firm of the year owner, Darryn Le Grange and his team of coaches continue to make a significant impact to local businesses, helping them make more money and taking them to the next level. Darryn describes their value proposition as being business growth experts, helping businesses identify their blind spots and focusing on the opportunities. This is all with the aim of making more money and ultimately making the business work without the owner. This is achieved by putting systems in place and building a solid team.


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Upcoming Event

Entrepreneurs Breakfast on “The 6 Steps to a Highly Profitable Business”

29 July 2022

8:30am – 11:45am

Talloula, Botha’s Hill

Cost – R 250 per person

Email [email protected] to book your seat.

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