Dear Member,
More Diversity, Better Business
This Women’s Month issue of Heads Up is dedicated to all the unsung heroines in our industry.

We feature one of our female Dealer Members, Ursula Daniels, and get her take on what it's like to be a woman in the South African motor retail industry.

There is some business logic behind establishing more gender-diverse business teams: research released last year by MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) proved that when established professional teams switched from all-male or all-female to what they refer to as co-ed, they found that the greater diversity boosted their financial results by 41 percent.

According to the study’s co-author MIT economist, Sara Ellison, having a more diverse set of employees means you have a more diverse set of skills, which could result in a business that functions better. 

Addressing the need for training

We realise the ever-increasing need from our Dealer Members for Dealer-specific training. To meet this need, we have acquired Complete F&I Solutions, an INSETA-accredited training provider. Interesting to note is that this business is run by two dynamic women, which now also increases our own gender diversity in Wheels Web. Please join me in welcoming Debbie Costopoulos and Lichelle Randall to our organisation.

Lastly, we would also like to remind our members to respond to the e-toll issue and take note of the FSB and FAIS Ombud levies which will be due soon.

All the best for the rest of the month, until next time,

Pieter Wessels
CEO IDA Group of Companies

PS. It is almost time for the Rugby World Cup! Click here for all the fixtures.

Reminder to respond re e-tolls – deadline 21 August
SuperSpark would like to remind IDA members that they still have a few days to respond with regards to the e-toll issue.

Annual Services Board levies are now due
It's that time of the year again: the Annual Financial Services Board and FAIS Ombud levies for the period 01.09.2014 - 31.08.2015 are due by 31 October 2015.

Crow's Nest is in a tangle
On behalf of everyone at Wheels Web, we wish Noddy Schutte a speedy and full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time and we hope to welcome you back in the Crow’s Nest soon.

'No reason why women can't be successful in industry'
As August is Women's Month in South Africa, Heads Up spoke to IDA member Ursula Daniels on her views on being a woman in the motor industry.

IDA Dealer Member Zone: Welcome to our newest IDA Dealer Members
Welcome to our newest IDA Dealer Members - we wish you all the best

IDA CARE Foundation spoils Bethany House with a carnival on Mandela Day
The IDA CARE Foundation Team wanted to spoil the children at Bethany House in Krugersdorp on Mandela Day and decided to take 'carnival' to the children.

The lighter side of life

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