"We have worked with Unleash Consulting over the last two years and have found them to be professional, competent and practical in the manner in which they have performed the following services for Investec with respect to Investec’s clients who have been identified as non-performing or requiring intervention:
"Just a quick note of thanks for the time spent with us today. There was a great deal that I appreciated about the session, but most of all I appreciated the authentic way in which you approached it. I felt there was genuine interest and care for what we have built within our company, and a willingness to constructively find solutions and ways for us to work through the position we are in, and support us to accelerate our growth"
"I look forward to working on strategy and the relief I have knowing that you have all the experience and skills to help us is invaluable"
"Our Business Rescue went extremely well, and in fact I would describe it as a textbook operation, with rapid agreement being reached with our creditors. This gave us the time to restructure and put a new business plan in place for future success. The arrangement was to pay 100 Cents in the Rand to creditors, but spread over a 24 month period, to allow us to continue trading. Alastair Macduff brought huge value to our operation, from installing proper accounting systems to cash flow management and budgetary control"
"After finding ourselves in a situation of financial distress, Unleash managed a Business Rescue operation for the company in a thoroughly professional manner, being friendly when they needed to be friendly and being tough when they needed to be tough. Unleash proved themselves adept at managing and solving problems"
"Thank you for supporting me and for your willingness to assist us with resolving complex and sensitive operational issues"
”Our trusted advisors”
“I did not phone you for an update, because I knew you were in control and I therefore did not have to worry about it”
"South Australia’s largest and longest established builder of residential home and low rise building projects went into Voluntary Administration (VA). Unleash determined whether or not the company could be rescued. Unleash were appointed to assist the liquidators following a resolution by the creditors of the company"
“Now, with the Unleash Consultants involvement, the bank is fine to continue funding the operation"
"Unleash has provided ongoing assistance with the implementation of the turnaround plan including attendance and chairing Exco meetings, and recently as an independent non-exec chairman of the board of directors"
"Unleash were there for us to get us through a tough litigation process"
"Unleash devised an approach for a marine agricultural company having its debt restructured, operations improved and management reorganised. The successful outcome of the complex operations over an extended time period sanctioned by the Federal Court of Australia included repayment of the secured creditor"
We have a great team of people who can assist you in all aspects of your business.
Alastair heads-up and directs the Unleash Network following his on-the-ground experience in Australia and Southern Africa . He is a Chartered Accountant who brings decades-worth of acumen and experience in business leadership, problem solving and practical turnaround solutions.×
Elmar was one of the youngest registered business rescue practitioners in South Africa, where he was exposed to the pressures of running distressed businesses to achieve the best returns for all parties. This is where he developed the skills of identifying practical solutions to the problems faced by the distressed clients and devise and implement turnaround plans. He moved to Windhoek two years ago and has grown the Unleash Network in Namibia to become a recognised turnaround advisory group.×
Richard has over 2 decades-worth of experience in establishing businesses in Africa as well as a deep understanding of the African financial services regulatory environment and the practical workings of fintechs & insurtechs within the context of traditional financial services operations. He is well acquainted with cross-border money movements, both formal and informal.×
George is a seasoned attorney with international experience, and has a commercial flair and understanding of finance , which enables him to bring a different approach to solving complex issues in a practical manner. He is also a registered business rescue practitioner who has been a valuable member of the Unleash Network over many years.×
Quintin’s experience as a Chartered Accountant, coupled with his practical CFO approach, enables him to surgically assess and model the financial dynamics of a business. Quintin is a specialist in 13 week cash flow forecasting , which is critical to the survival of distressed businesses.×
Ida has recently moved to California to set up a financial advisory business to assist South African firms in their expansion into the USA market. As part of the Unleash Network, Ida’s brings with her the practical financial management experience gained over 25 years in South Africa along with her turnaround skill-set developed in running the back office for formal business rescues run by the Unleash Network members.×
Bruce is a seasoned professional in the recovery of non-performing loans to distressed companies and has extensive Africa-wide Development Bank experience. He brings valuable insights into the credit risk advisory side of the Unleash Network services. In addition, he is in demand as a trainer to the Workout and Recovery Units of the members of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions.×
Lawrence is a Chartered Accountant by profession but has had many different working lives during his career, encompassing retailing, cinema exhibition, advertising & marketing, and IT Consulting and Advisory. He is currently involved in helping companies and organisations to improve their Cybersecurity Posture through the implementation of Corporate & IT Governance structures and frameworks.×
Tony has become an expert in all facets of the digital landscape and is particularly adept at curtailing digital mischief and ensuring clients’ s digital infrastructures are fully protected. Tony’s operates in both South Africa and Germany, giving him a strong international perspective.×
Paul is a qualified Financial Advisor, Practicing Attorney, Mediator & Arbitrator. During his legal career, he practiced as an Advocate as a member of the KZN Bar Association, and then became a commercial litigation attorney at prestigious law firms in Pretoria and Mbombela. He is also an arbitrator and mediator specialising in transactions and labour relations matters. Paul also covers Financial Advice and Estate Planning.×