ABOUT THE COMPANY

Leaders Business Solutions satisfies the growing need for part-time financial executives, interim financial executives, as well as other outsourced financial, management and accounting services.

Leaders Business Solutions is not an accounting or audit company, instead we are a hands-on solution and partner for small and medium sized businesses, as well as young companies, that cannot yet justify the expense of a full-time financial executive or accounting department.

To avoid getting side-tracked by the finance matters of the business, a business owner needs a structured and stable finance function which looks after strategy while taking care of the mundane details.  Sound financial and business planning and management gives your business direction, long term stability and allows you to prosper.

Based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, we have established a national footprint.

About The Founder

Founder, Managing Director and hands-on member of the team, Simon Ridge is a Chartered Accountant who completed his MBA at Wits Business School.  With over 20 years’ experience, Simon has worked in small and large companies, and groups of companies, listed and unlisted, as well as non-profit organisations.

He has headed up the functions of finance, operations, IT, human resources, strategy and general management across a range of industries including entertainment, business and personal services, travel and manufacturing.  He has set up accounting divisions from scratch, trained and mentored financial managers, been part of a start-up team for a South African subsidiary of a multi-national group, and has successfully built up his own company in the staffing industry.

He has held strategic, commercial and operational roles and with a proven track record in developing and executing strategy with a focus on commercial and business development and the expansion of income streams, cost reductions, cash flow management, working capital optimisation, business process improvement and compliance, with the overall objective of adding value to the business.  He not only offers passion, experience and business acumen, but also a hands-on service.

Our Values

Ethical | Trustworthy | Confidential | Independent | Compliant | Professional | Communicative | Involved | Accessible | Reliable | Informed