BEE Consulting and BEE Verification

BRENTWOOD PROVIDES COMPLETE MANAGEMENT OF YOUR B-BBEE PROCESS, METHODICALLY, THROUGHOUT YOUR FINANCIAL YEAR, TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE NOT MET WITH UNPLEASANT SURPRISES WHEN YOUR B-BBEE COMPLIANCE STATUS IS VERIFIED AND THE B-BBEE CERTIFICATE ISSUED.

Most buseinesses are unaware that they already have points available for their BBBEE Scorecard, they just don’t recognise and claim them as points.  Often a business will have the systems necessary to harvest points, but do not have the expertise to use them effectively, or for the managers and employees to drive the process effectively.

Many of our Clients attempt to navigate the codes but fail to understand the very demanding and onerous regulations against which their BEE evidence will be verified – losing points to small interpretive prescriptions. These surprises are only uncovered 6 months down the line, usually outside of the financial year being verified, when it is too late to make the necessary changes and obtain the outstanding documents.

As a result, BBBEE compliance becomes a grudging reactive response, which only ever results in an ever-dwindling BBBEE level. This in turn has a material effect on the viability of your business, increasing risk, increasing volatility, on an ever tighter economic base.

BRENTWOOD RELIEVES YOU OF BEE OBSTACLES. WE ACTUALLY DO IT ALL FOR YOU.

And we also run a business, with the same BBBEE Challenges that you face, and we understand how difficult it can be to meet your targets, cut your costs, fetch new business and keep existing clients happy.

BUT BEE can be brought under your control and kept under control, and the points already dormant in your business can be leveraged before you incur additional expense to elevate your level, managing your business’ move to the revised scorecard to prevent discounting on the Revised Codes of Good Practice.

Our BEE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME in a nutshell:

  1. We conduct an OFF-SITE VERIFICATION of your business to ensure that we understand your business and your starting point enough to set up a productive strategy, effectively, with the attention to detail that these Revised Codes demand;
  2. We formulate a BEE STRATEGY, and present this to you, advising you (in English…) of your options;
  3. We formulate a carefully detailed ACTION PLAN based on the decisions you take, timing elements and event throughout the year, to ensure that required evidence and decisions are taken when they need to be taken;
  4. We place a skilled CONSULTANT ON-SITE tasked with relieving you and your staff of the day to day management of a successful BEE Programme. This On-site Consultant COLLECTS CORRECT EVIDENCE of your BEE Status against the Action Plan, AT YOUR PREMISES, on a fort-nightly basis. You and your staff are relieved of the admin burden that is tied to BEE, and the nightmare of running for additional evidence at the time you undergo your BEE verification;
  5. All evidence is regularly VERIFIED against the latest Verification Standards and Practice.
  6. We conduct a BI-ANNUAL MOCK VERIFICATION, reviewing all your evidence, in the 8 th month – giving you enough time to revise and re-direct your strategy and make any last minute adjustments, in time and in line with requirements;
  7. When it comes to your ANNUAL BEE VERIFICATION, we sub-contract your verification to a SANAS accredited Verification Agency, THROUGH BRENTWOOD, who is carefully selected from our network of partners, who will meet the specific requirements of your business, and who interprets your verification evidence in your favour. Your On-site Verification is usually conducted by us (we have undergone the required assessments at the accredited agencies and auditors to conduct the verification completely on their behalf with most of our contracted agencies. We TIME AND MANAGE your annual verification to ensure that it rolls out smoothly, and on time, so that there is no lag between your Certificate’s validity periods. And most importantly, we FIGHT FOR YOUR SCORE, all the way – our 7 years as a SANAS Accredited Verification Agency and constant networking with currently accredited agencies and auditors means that we are in a strong position to argue your case and evidence, trying to save every single point
  8. After your verification, we RE-ASSESS where you are at, where you want to be, and we roll out a REVISED STRATEGY and action plan all to meet those needs
BRENTWOOD: STRATEGY, PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, STAFF AND A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO YOUR BEE LEVEL.

NOW YOU CAN GET BACK TO YOUR BUSINESS, WHILE WE CONDUCT OURS…

Expertise

You have at your disposal expertise that has spent 7 years in the B-BBEE Verification Industry under SANAS accreditation, conducting B-BBEE Verification and issuing B-BBEE Certificates, with staff who have scored among the highest in the country on the DTI’s BEE MDP qualification, as well as over a decade experience in management consulting, which means:

  • Advice and strategy provided is based on the needs of your business
  • The execution of the plan accurately corresponds to the Codes or the relevant charter
  • Decisions taken relate directly to market practice and SANAS regulations
  • Information and evidence collated meets SANAS accredited agencies requirements, ensuring that your evidence is not rejected after your financial year is closed and decisions are taken
  • Constant networking and sub-contracting agreements with accredited SANAS agencies means that we are constantly kept abreast of any changes to interpretations, constantly. We are permanently in a position to align your strategy with the latest non-conformances these agencies have to align with, as well as best market practice.

 Management Focus

 Brentwood’ first priority is our commitment to your strategy and implementing that strategy.

We understand that without Business there can be no B-BBEE.

BEE has to work for our Clients, and we will do everything in our power to make that happen.