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BILLY CONSTANTINOU - Managing Director
Billy has been associated with the restaurant industry for almost 40 years. He was associated with the RJ's Steakhouse Group for 22 years. During this period he was the Managing Director of the group. For a short while thereafter he was the CEO of the Top Restaurant Group. Having been a director of a number of listed food companies, Billy has been involved in franchising since 1986 and he started the BC Franchising Consultants Group in 2007.

LEE CALDECOTT (NDHM) - Eastern Cape
Business Consultant
Lee has been involved in the hospitality industry from the day he wrote his final matric exam. Trained as a chef initially and then attending and graduating from Wits Hotel School he entered the hotel industry, managing hotels for Holiday Inn and the Southern Sun for 12 years. After leaving the group he started and ran three restaurants/coffee shops in Port Elizabeth from which he established the very successful Dulce Café brand. As a partner and co-director of the group for the past 15 years he designed and built over 80 franchised restaurants in South Africa and abroad, giving him vast experience in set up, operations, financial controls and most importantly an acute understanding of finding good operator-franchisees for the franchised restaurant industry. After passing on his skills to a young dynamic Dulcé team, he decided to sell his shares in the brand and align himself with BC Franchising Consultants where his knowledge of the Franchise Industry can assist brokering new buyers and sellers alike with in the industry and beyond.

DEON NEL - Eastern Gauteng
Business Consultant
Deon joined the banking industry straight after leaving school during January 1982. He filled various roles within the retail banking branch network for a number of years after which he performed credit analysis at head office level. During 1996 he switched to business management with the emphasis on managing a number of portfolios within the professional and also the SME markets. He has gained some valuable experience and insights within the operations and financial needs of SME businesses over a wide spectrum. He is excited to be able to join a group such as BC Franchising Consultants where he can utilize his business and client relations built up over many years.

PIERRE GELDENHUYS – Free State
Business Consultant
Pierre is a Chartered Accountant who ventured into the Restaurant trade 12 years ago when he purchased Kalahari.fish in Bloemfontein. He has subsequently bought Famous Butchers Grill with the assistance of BC Franchising. He has been married for 29 years to Glynnis who is also very active in managing Kalahari.fish. Pierre’s forte is food cost and the management thereof. Being a CA (SA), he knows all the tricks of the trade and will proof very helpful in setting up new restaurants and franchises – especially on the admin side.

JOHAN ERASMUS – National
Business Development Consultant
Johan is a dynamic, energetic business leader with a solid track record in both local and international business. He has a flair for enhancing corporate values, maximizing profit and is a skilled, persuasive negotiator and mediator who has operated in a wide range of business environments – Finance, Marketing, Business Legislation, Project Management, launching of new businesses and Financial Services. He has used his expertise within a diverse range of business sectors, those being - Hospitality, Food Services, Catering and Tourism, Franchising, Manufacturing, Construction and Property Development, Trade, Social and Health Services, Transport and Finance. He has, himself, been involved on many levels of business as an entrepreneur, franchisee, franchisor, corporate manager, development consultant, business mentor and company executive.

MORRIS MARCHETTI – National
Franchise Development Consultant
Morris has been involved in the development of franchise opportunities since the early 90’s and has consulted for a number of Major franchised companies. His active participation, results in orientation and ability to get a potential franchisor well on the way to creating and running a successful franchise operation, he has been instrumental in contributing to the success of many entrepreneurs.

 
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