It’s been three months since we launched CoCre8 Technology Solutions into the South African market – and what a time it has been!
CoCre8 was born days after the National State of Disaster was declared, during the first week of the national lockdown – so it really is the ultimate Covid-19 baby. But the timing, which could have been a disaster for a new company, has turned out to be a blessing.
Because of the circumstances around the global pandemic and its impact on our own country, we have learnt and grown so much.
The first and possibly most important lesson we’ve learnt is that there is never a better time than now.
And we’ve learnt that we can do more than we thought possible when we work together.
We launched CoCre8 on the 1st of April 2020, and conducted our first months of operation with all our staff working remotely, and simultaneously assisting our partners and clients where we can.
I have to thank the staff for working from their homes and still achieving so much.
The launch of our new company couldn’t have happened without the wonderful people at Decision Inc, XFactor and Strategix, and I’d like to thank them for all of their hard work and creativity.
While I’m thanking people, we can’t forget the support we’ve received from Fujitsu, even as they are facing their own Covid-19 challenges. Their assistance and responsiveness has been unbelievable.
Most importantly, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our local customers and partners. They have been absolutely brilliant.
I’ve always said that our business is built on the trusted relationships we enjoy on both a personal and business level – and we have seen the truth of this over the last three months.
The Covid-19 crisis has impacted everyone in our country and, as companies and as individuals, we have experienced the caring and empathy that all South Africans have in such abundance.
We have seen people dig deep and help others more than ever before. I think that this pandemic has helped us to become more human as we participate in helping those less fortunate during these tough times.
As a company, this has forged us into a stronger and better team, which I am proud to lead into the next phase of our growth.
CEO of CoCre8 Technology Solutions