Members of the business community during the speed networking BA5 event hosted by Breadfruit Consulting.

Breadfruit Consulting is exploring opportunities to work collaboratively with organizations and businesses in the Solomon Islands.

Owner of Breadfruit Consulting, Chris Elphick made this statement at a Business After Five (BA5) networking event it hosted with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) on Friday 23rd November 2018 at the Heritage Park Hotel.

A good number of businesses turned up for the BA5 including representatives from some of Breadfruit Consulting’s main clients in the Solomon Islands including Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF), Soltuna, the Catholic Education Authority and Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA).

There was also a draw during the event where two lucky winners got the opportunity for free half-day business coaching from Breadfruit Consulting.

Mr Elphick said Breadfruit Consulting work with organisations and businesses to unlock their potential, by taking a fresh look at what’s happening now and identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

“We also provide advice on strategies and plans, on how to recruit and retain great employees, and on business resilience; coaching people in key positions to lead more effectively; and training people to do things differently and to do different things – like team working, problem solving, taking more responsibility, increasing productivity and improving service quality,” he said.

Since 2011 Breadfruit Consulting has been working in the South Pacific helping government agencies and state-owned enterprises to improve their performance, and helping businesses, from micro to large, to become more profitable and sustainable.

In Solomon Islands, Breadfruit Consulting supports various businesses and organizations including:

-SIPA (long term cultural change and leadership development)

-SINPF (long-term involvement including leadership training, reviewing senior management contracts and now creating a people capability and leadership framework for all staff and Board)

-Soltuna (support in productivity, supervisor and management development, introducing lean thinking and one-minute manager approach)

-Waka Mere Commitment to Action (domestic violence training)

- Tour Guide tourism training in Western Province – Munda, Seghe and Gizo

- Various individual mentoring and coaching

-Coaching and Board support with SIWIBA

SICCI has also been working closely with Breadfruit Consulting in Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) development with productivity trainings in Honiara, Kirakira, Gizo and Auki.

About the author

Philip Lilomo is the Chamber's Media & Communications Officer. Philip writes most of the Chamber's media releases. He also manages the website contents, designs the Chamber's monthly newsletter, brochures and maintains the organisation's visual branding. 

Philip can be contacted on email: media@solomonchamber.com.sb 

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