Meet our Executive Team

Andrew Utterson
Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is the CEO of The Business Centre Group.

Andrew Utterson is the CEO of The Business Centre Group.

Andrew has served in this capacity since the forming of the group in 2005 and is one of three founding share holder members. He is responsible for developing and implementing the group’s growth strategy and is a self-confessed lover of contemporary architecture and beautiful design.

Travers Hathrill
Travers Hathrill

Travers Hathrill is the Managing Director of The Business Centre Group and serves on the board of Directors of The Business Centre.

Travers Hathrill is the Managing Director of The Business Centre Group and serves on the board of Directors of The Business Centre.

Travers is supported by the ExCo and ManCo teams that leads a management team committed to ensuring The Business Centre runs smoothly and efficiently while upholding the core values and drive of the company.

Travers is a founding shareholder since the company’s inception in 2005 and is responsible for the “day to day” running of the business.

Travers is currently the managing partner of Advanced Connection, a long standing Telecoms company as well as a director and shareholder of Networks at Work, a profitable ICT company based in Gauteng.

Prior to The Business Centre, Travers’ working history includes experience in the retail and telecoms industries.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal.

Ceri James
Ceri G James

Ceri James is The Business Centre Group’s Marketing Director, and serves on its board of directors.

Ceri James is The Business Centre Group’s Marketing Director, and serves on its board of directors.

Ceri is the group’s brand custodian, heading up and managing all marketing initiatives for The Business Centre. With a strong knowledge of both online and offline marketing, Ceri oversees the company’s website, overall communication strategy, broad lead generation, and is responsible for managing the national commercial broker network.

In addition Ceri heads up “BluSky”, the internal software development team which has also been instrumental in setting up and overseeing the implementation of a fully integrated tracking, billing, and CRM system “B.OS” as well as new product development and innovation for The Business Centre Group.

Ceri has a keen eye for photography, and is the self-appointed resident photographer for the group.

Ceri is one of the three original co-founders of the group dating back to its incorporation in 2005. He is also a director, shareholder and co-founder of Networks at Work, a profitable ICT company based in Gauteng, and Talooma, a digital marketing agency which he started back in 1998. He also recently joined forces with and acquired a stake in Blue Magnet Digital.

Ceri holds a diploma in business management from Damelin, as well as a digital marketing diploma with the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) in Dublin, Ireland.

Adelene Raman
Adelene Raman

Adelene Raman is The Business Centre Group’s Sales and Operations Director.

Adelene Raman is The Business Centre Group’s Sales and Operations Director.

Adelene is responsible for tenant occupancy throughout South Africa, and is supported by the group’s national sales team. In addition Adelene oversees the daily operations and day to day running of the business. This includes customer service, hiring and management of all staff, management of The Business Café’s network, building maintenance, and operational expenditure for the group. Adelene is also directly responsible for the occupancies at each centre.

Adelene was born in Natal and started her career in Johannesburg, with 10 years of operational experience, she now leads a large team of dynamic people and has been with the Business Centre since 2008.

Adelene studied computer programming and IT at the University of Colorado, Boulder – continuing education (CU-Boulder).

Her current interests include developing less fortunate communities and improving the quality of life for orphaned children.

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