Goldstone Consulting is a multi-sectoral enterprise consulting and training firm based in Kampala, Uganda, with presence in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, and Ethiopia through liaison partners. We began operations in June 2012 and have grown to inspire confidence and satisfaction in the work we do. Our combined range of expertise includes provision of business development and technical assistance services to Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs). We also provide Project Implementation services, Market entry support, Research, Deal flow Services, Impact Investment due diligence, Enterprise Acceleration and Investment Readiness services. We aim to address poverty through enterprise development and access to appropriate finance.
We focus on 4 key sectors; where the pangs of poverty are felt the most:
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
- Renewable Energy
Our Strategy (2022 – 2027)
Last year (2021) marked the second year into our 5-year strategy. However, the past two (2) years presented challenges occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic and as such, we refined our strategic framework to cover the following areas that will define our work between now and 2025:
Alignment to International and Development Agenda
We shall continue to contribute to the sustainable development goals (SDG 1, SDG 3, SDG 4, and SDG 13 that resonate with our priority areas) and the National development frameworks of Uganda (NDP III and Vision 2040), particularly on wealth/job creation through enterprise development.
Building Enterprise Ecosystem
We shall intentionally build alliances and collaborate with like-minded organizations in the public, private and development sector, to build the enterprise ecosystem, to drive impactful solutions and achieve more than what we would have achieved on our own.
Social Mission and Impact
We shall purposefully tailor our business model to engage in activities that cause meaningful change in the society, especially around job creation, poverty alleviation, and engagement of young people (youth and women).
We shall purposely innovate and develop solutions aimed at building resilience in the enterprise ecosystem to navigate and adapt to the Covid-19 posture.
Our action areas are anchored onto our quest to be the thought leader in enterprise development – we aim to consolidate our offerings in technical and knowledge support in business development, transactional advisory, project management, specialized research and bespoke training to our clients in the public, private and development sector.
Goldstone’s strategic plan is to grow from a consulting and training company to include impact investment as part of the client value proposition. Eventually, we hope to have :
Goldstone Enterprise Consulting and Training
This entity provides enterperise consulting and business advisory services. It also offers Accelerator and Investment readiness services. In 2020, This entitiy started providing country representation services for international entities.
Goldstone Capital Advisers and Managers
Investment in Small and Growing Businesses opertating within our four focus areas such as, Agribusisness, Renewable Energy, Education, and WASH. These target the challenges of unemployment, environmental degradation, Health & literacy
Goldstone Impact Investment foundation
Raising investment and grant funding to capitalise and scale businesses in the four core areas of Goldstone’s focus. These areas have been consistently underfunded by the mainstream financial institutions. We earnestly seeks to ease access to finance.
We believe in the value of reliability. All our staff members are trained to be reliable and accountable to one another. This has helped the business to be reliable to its clients in turn.
We believe that whatever we do impacts the world we aim to engage our staff with like businesses and institutions in the world in order to continuously facilitate the transfer of best practices. We also aim to serve a wider international market and to impact lives positively.
We believe in creativity. We empower our staff members to be creative and we pool the new ideas in order to deliver value to our customers.
We believe that the mark of a successful organization is its ability to efficiently deliver its products and services to its clients. This is the core value for Goldstone Staff.
We believe that efficiency should be committed to doing the right thing in the best interest of the company, its clients and other external stake holders.