Business Doctors, the UK-based business support franchise for
small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), is planning major
expansion in South Africa following the appointment of a Master
Franchise in Johannesburg.
Steve Sutton, formerly a business strategist in the South
African telecommunications market, is planning to establish the
Business Doctors brand throughout the country and develop the
network of franchisees.
The Business Doctors, with more than 30 franchisee operations,
is the UK’s fastest growing support service for small and
medium-sized businesses (SMEs). The network of franchisees includes
business people with a wide spectrum of experience, providing
hands-on support to business owners enabling them to overcome
individual challenges and achieve growth aspirations.
Sutton is a member of ‘Proudly South African’, a body of
business people who share a commitment to promote social and
economic change and progress. They make a meaningful contribution
to building South Africa's economy, alleviating unemployment and
retaining existing employment opportunities.
‘The Business Doctors ethos is one on interconnectedness,
support and service to the business community,’ said Sutton. ‘We
set out to establish a business and ended up being adopted into a
‘We look forward to building on the success the Business
Doctors have achieved by establishing it as the leading business
enablement brand in SA,’ he concluded.
Rod Davies, founder of Business Doctors, is excited about the
appointment. ‘It became very clear early on we share the same ethos
with Steve and this makes him the perfect partner to grow the
Business Doctors brand in South Africa. This is one step on our
long journey of international growth and it is hugely
Business Doctors’ advice is geared to drive business growth,
from strategies for sales and boosting profits to advice for
effective people management, accessing finance and acquiring other