Wednesday, June 7, 2006
By Moses Mackay
(Excerpt) Five years ago Patrick Schofield and his partners set up a company with the sole purpose of creating jobs and reducing poverty. Today, Streetwires has grown beyond any of their expectations and continues to make a difference in people’s lives.
“At the time of our launch we were looking at ways of creating jobs and reducing poverty in the communities,” said Schofield, 34, who is the managing director.
“We also wanted to generate profit because this is a competitive market and we wanted to instill a competitive culture among our staff.”
He said they also planned to hire 165 extra staff towards the end of the year and another 105 next year to cope with the demand for their products.
They also launched a training development programme last year to help address the skills shortage in the province and will be training 25 more people next month.
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