September marks Heritage Month in South Africa, an important one for a nation like ours that’s so rich in cultures, ethnicities and diversities. We happen to think that The Blake Group is a lot like our country in the way that it’s made up of incredible people from all walks of life. In celebration of Heritage Day, we thought we’d take a moment to appreciate our own heritage and what makes it something we’re truly proud of.
It’s one based on values
A business would be nothing without the values it is governed by. It’s why we stand by ours and we never forget why we do what we do. Our values are an integral part of our operations so we expect every member of the Blake Family to embrace these values and make them their own. These are our values:
- Our people matter.
- We do the right thing.
- We are courageous and play to win.
- We are a team that makes it happen.
At The Blake Group, we make room for everyone and we treat everyone the same. Not only is this based on our values but it also stems from our mission to create meaningful human connections. By being inclusive, we get to know people and what makes them tick. This allows us to bring out the best in them and in ourselves to help everyone live their purpose.
It celebrates diversity
If we were all the same, the world would be a pretty boring place. It’s why we’re happy that our business is made up of a variety of interesting people. This means diverse talents, backgrounds, passions and even cultures. As a result, The Blake Group is a vibrant community of individuals united by a goal to live their purpose and make a difference in the world.
It believes in the future of our nation
At The Blake Group, it’s our goal to leave this world better than we found it. This means we abide by our values and make our purpose our priority. In doing this, we’re able to invest in ourselves, improve our own lives, the business and the nation as a whole. By being a thriving business, we’re able to contribute positively to the economy by providing opportunity, something we should all aim to do if the future is going to be a bright one.
No matter what lies ahead for us, we know that our heritage will continue to be one of success, diversity and opportunity. To all who are part of our unique heritage, we thank you and we wish you a happy Heritage Day.