Starting a new branch of a business can be difficult, but with the guidance of our CEO Nelly Kostadinova and her two founding staff members of Lingua-World ZA, we have taken South Africa by storm and are proud of what we have achieved this year. Moreover, we are nothing without our hard-working staff members that make Lingua-World such a success across two continents. Today, as we enter the New Year, we celebrate them by looking at the successes they had in 2019, and their plans for the year ahead.
As with any business, once can expect an initial time setting up. During this time, business tends to wane and struggle. Maybe the offices are being decorated? Maybe it’s tough finding those initial clients? Not us. We are beaming with pride that Derrick Simango and Hector Makitla, the office managers of both our Cape Town and Johannesburg branches, have hit their full targets in the last quarter of the year. We couldn’t be prouder of their achievements. This means that Lingua-World South Africa’s trajectory is on the way up, and it has only been achieved through their timeless commitment to their work, their excellent managerial skills and, might we say it, their positive outlook! Without these things, we don’t know where we’d be.
But it doesn’t stop there. Our business has seen a greatly improved turnover and profits every year since we opened. Both Hector and Derrick have been working to secure larger clients, and we are happy to announce that they are now developing long-lasting and business-critical relationships. Not only are they providing a vital service, but also delivering projects for businesses which really streamline what they do.
One example of the great work that they do was the organisation of an interpreting project hosting delegates from the SADEC region for a conference happening just down the street from us. The feedback we received was excellent and gives a great example of the positive movement we are making, and the increase in clients we are attracting. Could you be the next one?
We also have a special birthday coming up, as 19th January will mark 4 years since Hector joined the Lingua-World family. We could not be happier to have him on board and can only cheer him on a little more to achieve the great successes we have seen thus far. Hector – thank you for your amazing work so far!
Our aims for this year are clear. Move forward. Develop. Increase our client base. Never sacrifice why we are here and why we do what we do. We make the world a little smaller every day by connecting people together. We are proud and strong, and we are so excited to see what is coming next!
To everyone who has supported us over the past years, we wish you a very Happy New Year from Lingua-World and look forward to working with you in 2020!