Project Management & Consultancy
John Cockayne has a broad based and eclectic experience as a project manager and business consultant including:
South Africa (Pecanwood – 2017 to 2018) Oman (Muscat Hills – 2011 to 2012), the United Kingdom (FMCG group and magazine publisher), Spain (hotel group), Democratic Republic of the Congo (property development group 2008 to 2009), Mauritius (hotel group – golf academy programme 2009) Taiwan (travel agency and travel products 1992 to 1995), Cameroon (Africa Business Round Table – 1992), Kenya (PGA – 2008) and India (Indian Silk Council – 1994).
Project Management System
The company offers a comprehensive project management service, which is enhanced by close associations with a wide range of specialist service providers, including a communications group, travel group, specialist tour operators, a conference and functions’ company, website design company, marketing and PR company and several advertising agencies.
This structure enables the company to build the right team for each project and thereby offer its clients a complete service, which is specialised, innovative, professional and cost effective.
A selection of other projects include the following:
Successful golf and event projects for Adcorp Holdings, RCP Media, Nandos, Vodacom, Sun International, South African Airways, SABC, Adcorp Key Accounts, Times Media Ltd, CIC and Sun Microsystems.
Record reader and viewer response levels on TV and at a number of influential business and daily newspapers in South Africa including 6 million SMS entries for the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation’s 3BEE competition in 2004 and 2005.
The Sunday Times – Nedbank Million Dollar Promotion 1996 to 1999 which generated 22 000 postal competition entries in 1999.
Record entries for Business Day and eTV during the US Masters Promotions in 2000 and 2001.
Returns in excess of 10 times spend on both national and regional marketing campaigns for the international whisky brand Ballantines during the brand’s Nedbank Challenge promotion in 1999.
The largest single charity donation (pro rata) in South Africa’s history – ZAR 3 million for Project Rhino and the Avis Lease Black Rhino Golf Challenge in 1989.
A selection of clients past and present:
Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate
Braemar Golf Management
City of Tshwane
Destination Golf Travel
Douglas Green Bellingham
Eagle Canyon Golf Estate
John Collier Golf Survey
Pearl Valley Golf Estate and Spa
Pecanwood Golf & Country Club
Pure Wild Fund
Rhino & Elephant Foundation
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club
South African Broadcasting Corporation
San Lameer Country Club
South African Airways
Tee & Sandwedges