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Principal: Peter D Johnson



contact details:
  Good Tidings Enterprises (Pty) Ltd t/a Back to Basics
PO Box 2106
5127 Ratsie Setlhako Street
New Stands
Selebi Phikwe
tel: +267 2614116
fax: +267 2614116
mobile: +267 75553838
email: pjohnson@botsnet.bw
skype:  peter david johnson


Key Services Offered:

  • Business support and development
  • Training and development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Consultancy

Core Experience of Principal:

  • Independent Business Advisory Services for the SMME sector in Botswana
  • Consulting in the specific area of Supply Chain Management as the Principal Consultant for a SME over a period of 4 years
  • Materials Management gained as HOD for two International Companies one of which is also a Multinational over a period of 18 years
  • Computer Systems Development Management gained as HOD for two International Companies one of which is also a Multinational over a period of 6 years
  • Engineering roles from a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice, through plant engineering as Equipment Engineer, to Materials Handling Engineer, to Buyer, to Maintenance Planning Engineer for four International Companies, three of which were also Multinationals over a period of 16 years
  • Working and living in different countries including: England, Scotland & Ireland, Zambia, R.S.A., Swaziland and Botswana

Qualifications & Accreditations:
Accredited Mentor and Consultant to Local Enterprise Authority (Botswana 2009).
Accredited Mentor to Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (Botswana 2009).
Registered Trainer for Botswana Training Authority
(Botswana 2009).
Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB). 2007
Certified Purchasing Manager (Life) I.P.S.A. (SA) 1999, (2004)
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.(UK) 1997
Advanced Purchasing Management Post-Graduate Programme Certificate UNISA (SA) 1997
Full Technological Certificate for Mechanical Engineering Technicians. - City & Guilds of London Institute (UK) 1970
Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship Certificate. (UK) 1970

Industry Sectors worked in:
Distribution - Professional Services (6 years).
Resources - Mining - Base Metal (12 years)
Products - Automotive (3 years), Rubber Tyres (14 years)
Chemical - Wood Pulp (4 years)
Construction - Elevators (4 years)

Key skill areas include: Languages, English, Zulu, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German; Computer literacy (MS Office, Outlook, MS Access, MS Publisher); Supply Chain; Leadership Development; Change Management; Organisation design; Process analysis & design; Facilitation; Presenting successfully; Strategic & operations systems; Mining optimisation; Business plan development; Numeric analysis; Decision making; Coaching & mentoring; Performance management; Policies & procedures; Communicating clearly; Motivating people; Managing meetings; Negotiating; Teambuilding; Responsiveness.

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