Ben Churr

26th July 2019 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

Ben Churr

Full Name: Benrich Hein Churr

Position: Business head: Goscor Industrial & Construction Equipment

Main Activity of the Company: Rental and sales of industrial and construction equipment

Date and Place of Birth: October 24, 1983, Pretoria

Education: Final-year MBA student at the University of South Africa

First Job: Fitness trainer at Virgin Active

Career History Prior to Current Position: Area manager: Gauteng and Mpumalanga, Hire-All, 2008 to 2012; in-land area manager: Gauteng and then national operations manager (KwaZulu-Natal), Bio’s Plant & Tool Hire, 2013 to 2015; rescue branch manager: North West, Mass Hire, 2016; GM: Multi-Franchise and then group executive: Multi-Franchise (Bud Industry Services), Goscor, from July 2016 to November 2018

Size of First Pay Packet: R1 200 a month

First Job with Present Group: GM: Goscor Multi-Franchise

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 45

Management Style: Coaching, participative and pacesetting

Personal Best Achievement: Playing for the Tuks Under 19 and Under 21 rugby teams

Professional Best Achievement: Joining The Bud Group family

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My wife

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Bill Gates

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Goscor group CEO Neil Wilson and Bud Industrial Services CEO Peter Amm

Philosophy of Life: Don’t just learn – experience

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Every second of everyday is the biggest opportunity to make a difference

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Getting divorced – however, it turned out to be the biggest blessing, as I am now happily married to the most wonderful woman

Hope for the Future: Changes that will promote entrepreneurship, reduce crime, uplift healthcare and result in high-quality education that is accessible to all

Favourite Reading: New technology, engineering, financial trends and the news

Favourite TV Programme: Forged in Fire

Favourite Food/Drink: Potjiekos/red wine (Merlot)

Favourite Music: Jazz

Favourite Sport: Rugby

Favourite Website:

Hobbies: Working out in the gym, mountain biking, watching sport, performing live music with my wife

Car: Isuzu 4 x 4

Pets: Two ringnecks and three dogs

Miscellaneous Dslikes: Lack of punctuality, dishonesty, rudeness

Favourite Other South African Company: Takealot

Favourite Foreign Company: Apple

Married: To Elme Jacobs, since May 21, 2013

Children: None

Clubs: Cathedral Peak Golf Club, Buffelsdrift Mountain Biking Club