Bluespec is committed to transformation in South Africa and in the industry through enterprise development, skills and training programmes, employment equity, broad based empowerment initiatives and SMME partnerships. Our focus over the years has been on developing the broader repair and recovery industry by supporting SMME providers who have subsequently become our partners. Of the small businesses that we work with, in our Incident Logistics Division (First Assist Management), 59.2% of our partners are Black-owned. Internally we have provided learnerships and apprenticeships to numerous young people wishing to enter the industry. Whilst we have existing initiatives which have been successful, we will continue to innovate and find ways of supporting SMME’s with a focus on black owned businesses.
We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and contributing to the country’s employment equity targets. We are proud of the fact that out of nine Directors in the business, six are black females, we have 53 ongoing apprenticeships and 39 learnerships which contribute towards youth employment and work-readiness. In addition to this we employ 176 disabled people.
Through our Business-in-a-Box initiative we provide technology to small enterprises in the towing industry through an automated mechanism to receive work using a technological fleet management tool which provides a full Customer Relations Management platform.
Looking forward we envisage to increase on the development of the industry through our Adopt-a-Shop initiative which provides industry expertise and operational support to enable enterprise development of Black-owned businesses.