Progress Excellence was established in 2005 with the aim to assist national and multi-national companies in the food industry through training on their journey towards business excellence by enabling the company to implement and sustain effective management systems.

We believe that some companies are “systems listed” and others are “systems driven”. The latter experience returns on their investment, as to them, it becomes a way of life and not something that is implemented merely for the sake of certification. Continual improvement is then an automatic result, rather than a process to be driven.

Learning is made fun & practical

Progress Excellence takes a unique approach to training in food safety, quality, health and safety, environmental and laboratory:

  • Sector specific examples are used to ensure relevance and understanding of the topic.
  • All our training modules are highly interactive with practical activities that entrench theoretical learning.
  • We provide templates and helpful implementation plans.

Our aim is to equip delegates in such a way that they can practically implement and improve their systems.

Use of experienced facilitators

All our facilitators have practical experience in the food industry and their knowledge is further enhanced through practical auditing on a regular basis. Not only do they have industry-specific knowledge, they are also qualified facilitators to ensure that information is conveyed in an understandable manner and that learning is optimised.

Our customers

Manufacturers in the food industry are amongst our customers and include low risk and high risk operations, manufacturers of shelf life stable FMCG, wine cellars, distributors, pack houses, bottling plants and contract packers. View customer comments »

Training material

We believe that effective training should change behaviours – our training material, contents and courses are carefully designed to do so. For this reason, the training is designed for various levels within organisation – operators, team leaders, supervisors and managers ensure that systems become a way of life rather than a file of procedures.  Delegates receive a colour manual with each course.

The Team

Debbie Brandt

Executive: Business Development

Juanita Louw

Executive: Implementation & Training

Celeste Cloete

Financial Manager

Natacha Wadsworth

Office Administrator

Lillian Boer

Office Assistant

Anisha Ramnarayan


Irma Ferreira


Adél Stander


Wendy Erasmus


Guido Falanga