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 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 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.
Craig is a registered accountant with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants. He has served as a divisional director of accounting services with Moore Stephens. He joins our team with many years of experience in business buy and sell deals, mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for transactions. His 25 years as a practicing accountant gives our team the ability to provide in-house business plans and cash flow projections. He also has has a network of clients involved in our industry and his experience in the industry will add vital knowledge to the team.