OUR VISION STATEMENT
Artwell and Associates is destined to the sound and fully licensed business consultancy specialized in liquor trade and all other small and medium entrepreneurs, guiding those businesses to profitability while developing wealth for their owners and families. To achieve our goals, we ensure that all our clients are compliant with all regulatory bodies like Liquor Authority, SARS, Municipalities and other relevant stake holders.
We ensure ongoing training of our staff and ensure that all queries and persuasion are attended efficient and quality service. We are committed to providing an enjoyable working environment for our employees. We continually promote team work, quality improvement and excellence in all aspect of our business.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We strive to provide professional and knowledgeable, honesty and integrity. We endeavor to make our clients grow their wealth resulting in the growth of our company.
Artwell and Associates operations anchored on four principles.
- Assisting small and medium businesses to operate their businesses legally and comply with all relevant acts, rules and regulations.
- To be trustworthy and fully capacitated financial and business consultancy in the province, KwaZulu Natal especially in Liquor Trade.
- To encourage and ensure that business owners and their families are financially secure with enough life cover retirement protection, investments and savings.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE
Artwell and Associates is a close corporation registered in 1991. The managing member is Dr Artwell Hlengwa, who has been in financial services in different ways throughout his life. He is a graduate in business studies and most of the leading office personnel are also graduates and lifelong learning excludes those that pop in for some services who are not our permanent employees.
“We ensure that we are fully compliant with the laws and regulations governing the industry.”
There has been a gradual change in the rules and regulations regulating all businesses e.g. establishments of National Liquor Authority and Provincial Liquor Authorities. Innovation have been made at SARS, FSB, Introduction of FICA, etc and entrepreneurs were compelled to comply – failing results in license to practice are to be cancelled. This has a negative impact to some liquor practitioners who still want to obtain professional help to remain in the industry. Insurance industry have also introduced the FAIS Act which now regulates it. The stringent regulatory requirement make most insurance practitioners fall out and may seek our services in order to succeed.
There are, however, challenges if we need to be successful because we still believe we need to visit each and every outlet. There is a lot of driving as we visit all businesses around KZN Province. We have to constantly improve relationships with stakeholders like the Liquor Authority, SAPS, Municipalities, Ingonyama Trust Board, FSB, INSETA, etc.