Learn more about our journey to becoming Training specialists in the FMCG supply chain.

OUR History

  • 2006

    October
    Tom Scott, Nick Davies and Mike Davies set up the business with an office in Cape Town.

    October
    Tom Scott, Nick Davies and Mike Davies set up the business with an office in Cape Town.

    Oct 25, 2006
  • 2007

    March
    Open a Johannesburg office.

    March
    Open a Johannesburg office.

    Mar 25, 2007
  • 2009

    August
    Open a Durban office.

    August
    Open a Durban office.

    Aug 25, 2009
    Open a Durban office.
  • 2010

    March
    Aquire a 74% stake in Learning Cubed.

    March
    Aquire a 74% stake in Learning Cubed.

    Mar 25, 2010
    Aquire a 74% stake in Learning Cubed.
  • 2012

    September
    Rene Hefer becomes a share holder and director.

    September
    Rene Hefer becomes a share holder and director.

    Sep 25, 2012
  • 2013

    August
    Aquire Cape Synergy and establish a Procurement & Logistics division.

    August
    Aquire Cape Synergy and establish a Procurement & Logistics division.

    Aug 25, 2013
  • 2016

    March
    Launch our first Mobile Technical Unit (MTU) for the training of First Line and Autonomous Maintenance.

    March
    Launch our first Mobile Technical Unit (MTU) for the training of First Line and Autonomous Maintenance.

    Mar 25, 2016
  • 2016

    July
    Become acredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a Higher Education provider.

    July
    Become acredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a Higher Education provider.

    Jul 25, 2016
  • 2018

    February
    Optimum Engineering Training is established and planning commences.

    February
    Optimum Engineering Training is established and planning commences.

    Feb 1, 2018
  • 2018

    March
    Set up a trust whereby qualifying black employees take 25% ownership of Optimum Learning Technologies.
    Marina Venter becomes a share holder and director of Optimum Learning Technologies.

    March
    Set up a trust whereby qualifying black employees take 25% ownership of Optimum Learning Technologies.
    Marina Venter becomes a share holder and director of Optimum Learning Technologies.

    Mar 25, 2018
  • 2018

    August
    Our engineering training center is built and we become accredited by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupation (QCTO) to train fitters and turners, electricians and millwrights.

    August
    Our engineering training center is built and we become accredited by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupation (QCTO) to train fitters and turners, electricians and millwrights.

    Aug 25, 2018
    <b>August</b><br>Our engineering training center is built and we become accredited by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupation (QCTO) to train fitters and turners, electricians and millwrights.

OUR LEADERSHIP Team

DIRECTORS

Nick Davies

NICK DAVIES
MD 

Rene Hefer Director

Rene Hefer
Director 

MIKE DAVIES
Director 

MARINA VENTER
Director 

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Tom Scott

TOM SCOTT
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EXCO

Hayley Van Blerck

HAYLEY VAN BLERCK
EXECUTIVE INNOVATION & DESIGN 

Robin Freestone

rOBIN FREESTONE
eXEcUTIVE OPERATIONS

Stacey Josephs

STACEY JOSEPHS
EXECUTIVE HUMAN RESOURCES

SUBSIDIARIES

Mike Dalgety

MIKE DALGETY
Md OPTIMUM ENGINEERING TRAINING

Linda Schoeman

LINDA SCHOEMAN
MD
LEARNING CUBED

David Goldschmidt

DAVE GOLDSCHMIDT
GM PROCUREMENT & LOGISTICS ACADEMY

 

 

OUR VALUES

As with many of our key accounts, we are a value-driven organisation. In everything we do, we foster a supportive work environment that encourages excellence. Underpinning our success is an unconditional respect for colleagues and customers alike. For this reason, your dealings with Optimum will always be characterised by integrity.

With a deep awareness of the power of learning, we expect from all colleagues a passion for empowering others through knowledge and expertise. For us, the business of uplifting others is deeply rewarding.

Value 1 Integrity

We conduct business with integrity, honesty, loyalty and transparency

We respect and care for one another

We embrace and value diversity

Value 4 Service Excellence

We are committed to service excellence

Value 5 Passionate

We are passionate about what we do

OUR FOOTPRINT

We are proudly South African.

In 2006, we started small with an office in Cape Town. Steadily, we secured key accounts that demanded a wider footprint. By 2009, we were delivering training to all of South Africa’s nine provinces with additional offices in Johannesburg and Durban.

Since then, we have extended the delivery of our training into the rest of Africa with successful programmes being run in Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Togo and Nigeria.

OUR CUSTOMERS

TESTIMONIALS