Business Development

Growing sustainable profitable enterprises is one of our main focus areas.

What we all about:

  • Growing sustainable profitable enterprises
  • Enterprise and Supplier Development
  • Preferential Procurement
  • Socio-Economic Development
  • Skills Development
  • Job creation for participating SMME’s
  • Linkage with procurement opportunities
  • Tender opportunities
  • Training sessions
  • Business leads

The benefits of our assistance:

  • 100% project success
  • Reputable track-record
  • Article 18A certificates (Tax)
  • First point of contact for local supplier search
  • High quality projects with full recognition on BBBEE score-card
  • Excellent reporting and feedback
  • Procurement spend - EME Supplier
  • Procurement spend - Level 1 BBBEE recognition


Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd had a profound need for the sourcing of Suppliers fitting the profile described in terms of the Preferential Procurement element in the new Codes of Good Practice for B-BBEE.  No existing databases provided the search elements needed to find these Suppliers.  The drive towards supporting local economy also presented challenges.  The Middelburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry provided a solution through the development of the Local Procurement Database which aims to list all Nkangala District Suppliers with the search criteria needed to source Suppliers that we need.  The use of the database helps to build a supply base which maximise the support from large corporate companies in the local economy and also helps us to maximise our performance on Preferential Procurement.  It is a great tool to use in the search of Suppliers with the added benefit of "behind-the-scenes" support from the Chamber to provide much sought after documentation like B-BBEE certificates, company profiles, and company registration documents and even needs analysis data that can be used in Enterprise- and Supplier Development initiatives.  I can promote and recommend the use of this great tool to any business!

Columbus Stainless

Business Information Service (Ask us anything)

Business starter service

  • Specialist advice for small and medium-sized enterprise-owners
  • Sponsored training
  • Special membership rates

Business Development

The Business Link Centre offers a wide range of information services to members (MCCI). Information and other resources are available.

It is important to note that the BLC has experience and are capable of giving you an overview and support with regards to the business opportunities present in the region.

Areas where we can offer support:

  • Free consultations on business development and business opportunities for MCCI members. 
  • Respond to business-related or membership-related inquiries by MCCI members.
  • Referral, guidance, and support on bureaucratic procedures involving government departments, e.g., licensing.​
  • Publication of periodicals containing the most essential and up-to-date information and statistical data of relevance for MCCI members.

Local Procurement Portal

Supplier Registration and Local Supplier Database

  • We developed a comprehensive database of local businesses. You can access the procurement portal through our website: We currently have 1 600 local business’ information.
  • Access to more comprehensive information is available at an additional fee, information available on request.
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Specialised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Services (100% Success)

Track-record of offering B-BBEE projects:

  • Supplier Development
  • Enterprise Development
  • Skills Development
  • Socio-Economic Development

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