Owner Drivers Initiative – Leonard
Leonard Modise launches his own transport delivery business, proudly supported by Fourways.After 16 years with Fourways Group, Leonard Modise embarks on a new road to success, one where he sits firmly in the driver’s seat. Leonard has proudly launched By Grace, his own transport delivery business that has landed Fourways Group as its first official client. By Grace (a name inspired by his Christian background) specialises in the transportation and delivery of goods, servicing clients who purchase air conditioners, heat pumps, and other electronics from Fourways.
Leonard’s dream of becoming a business owner came to fruition through the Fourways Staff initiative programme, aimed at assisting some of Fourways Group’s longest and most loyal employees with starting and running their own companies.
“I am proud to have been a part of the growth of Fourways, since our early years in Kya Sands as a small business to a national and now international business with our head office in Honeydew,” said Leonard, whose career highlights at Fourways included managing two warehouses for over 10 years, and overseeing customer needs to ensure top-notch customer service. It is precisely this level of professionalism that will propel his business to the success levels he hopes to achieve.
“By Grace is committed to consistently providing the best delivery service, with reasonable rates to clients. Our mission is to ensure that customers operate smoothly in their businesses, by being a reliable courier who does timely deliveries”, said Leonard.
Fourways Group has helped Leonard’s business get moving by providing him with his first delivery van, registering his company and designing his very own brand logo. Along with other Fourways Staff Initiative Programme beneficiaries, he will be receiving assistance on how to run a smooth operating business, manage his costs and income, and other key skills that contribute to a profitable future for his business.
“I would like to build and grow my business and expand the number of trucks I own so that I can reach customers all over South Africa. I am grateful to Fourways for choosing me to be a beneficiary of this initiative that empowers staff to become entrepreneurs,” he says.
With exceptional skills in customer management, handling stock, time management, and organisational skills, it is with no doubt that By Grace will flourish in the hands of Leonard.