An athlete to be crowned a champion has to compete according to the rules of the game (2 Timothy 2v 5). There is more than an athlete in Gladymore Moses. You might be wondering who is Gladymore Moses? The way he painted his reverie into a true picture as he had imagined is so intriguing. One of the Motimagz Team, Tafadzwa Makondo (TM) had an online interview with Gladymore Moses. This answers and rescues you from the brink of oblivion, shades off that cloud of unanswered questions.
TM: Mr. Moses welcome to the Motimagazine Interview!!! Can you please give us a brief history of your background, who is Gladymore?
GM: Gladymore Moses is the founder of Haven Agri Construction Pvt (Ltd). Gladymore was born and bred in Mutoko, Zimbabwe and is an emerging entrepreneur. I grew up as an orphan my parents died when l was 6 years old. I am a family man; I have a loving wife and two beautiful daughters. I used to have 8 siblings now there are 5 siblings left. I am a very prayerful man and believe that God has very big plans for my life.
TM: In terms of education what did you study?
GM: I studied Information Technology and Marketing.
TM: Relating what you studied and what you do professionally can you marry two?
GM: Well, there really is no direct relationship but I will not undermine the power of technology in shaping the current global trends in all development facets. Even in Agriculture Construction, modern technology is a must and will continue to influence the Agric Construction Sector. And with Marketing, well marketing is the prop and bulwark of any business and I thrive on it.
TM: As an individual trying to make a difference can you name few obstacles that have come on your path and how have you managed to overcome those hiccups?
GM: As an emerging entrepreneur there are so many challenges I face on a daily basis. Support, Mentorship and Resources are always hard to find locally and in Africa. Young entrepreneurs like myself do not always find the right people willing to give their time to support the business and in mentoring. I mean a lot of business people are facing their own struggles. The investor stream is shrinking everyday especially for Zimbabwe and it has become very difficult to access funding to support the business.
TM: How did you get into the construction industry?
GM: My uncle was my immediate role model as he owned a Construction Company. I learnt a lot from him and working with him basically influenced my ideas of creating my own Agric Construction Brand. I was also inspired by big business names. More importantly I was always surrounded by friends who were motivated and inspired to make a difference and to live better lives. My childhood and family background influenced my decision into construction. My brothers and I have worked in the Construction lndustry for a while now.
TM: What are the secrets to success you want to share?
GM: I have learnt that creating the right Godly Foundation for my business right from the beginning is the secret to lasting success. It is only now that I am learning that business principles and stamina is necessary but not the only things that will bring success to my business. My Spiritual Father and Mentor, Apostle Rodney Chipoyera has taught me to build personal and business commitment and sacrifice on God’s altar for success and this has continued to open doors sometimes even too big for my shoes.
TM: What motivated you to start your own company?
GM: I always knew from an early age that I was going to be my own boss as this is not the first time I set up something in business. I once started a Company in IT Products but that didn’t work so well and then ventured into Construction. Like I said before I have always had a Construction background because of my uncle and my brothers who I have worked with for year.
TM: Tell us about Haven Construction and your niche?
GM: Currently, Haven Construction is gaining ground in constructing professional models of Pigsties, Goats Pens, Chicken Runs, Fish Ponds and farm layouts among other key features. Haven Agri Construction Pvt Ltd aims to exceed industry standards by forming strong professional partnerships based on integrity, ingenuity and reliability. Haven Construction must become the biggest Agriculture Construction Company in Africa.
TM: What do you love about your job and the role you are playing in the society?
GM: What I love about my job is the opportunity to grow a business that offers opportunities for learning and development of skills for youths and capitalizes on their innovation and energy to contribute new ideas to the sector. With employment opportunities shrinking every day for many youths, I believe Haven Construction can contribute to the society by creating jobs for many young people and giving our clients a range of modern ideas to choose from. Currently, Haven Construction is working on creating strong links, networks and investments that will strengthen the business innovations and its administration.
TM: What can you say about the construction industry in Zimbabwe and Africa?
GM: I believe that Haven Construction is a big brand however, just like any start up in Africa it has its own challenges which require a lot of commitment and prayers to see it succeed. Managing a Start Up Business with a vision of becoming a Global Entity has never been an easy journey. Currently the company has demonstrated its potential for growth in Zimbabwe and in the Southern African Region, however like any Start Ups in a struggling economy such as ours, there are always challenges growing a business that is well recognized and fully supported. I am struggling with getting the adequate resources to support my team, managing the running and administrative expenses associated with setting up a business. Furthermore, the construction industry in Zimbabwe is not widely understood by many people hence it is difficult to get Mentorship and Guidance, the space is marred with so much competition.
TM: How has Coronavirus implications affected your business in regards to your sales and providing your services?
GM: Certainly COVID 19 has affected the business. Most of our clients were affected financial which led to them either abandoning or deferring projects. Furthermore, due to the Lockdown and limited movements, the company has had to follow regulations and slow down its operations across the country. However, we did not stop marketing and preparing some of clients for future projects after COVID 19.
TM: Having said all this about yourself I think I will pose the question that everyone wants, where do you see yourself in 5-10 years to come and your legacy what do you want to be remembered with?
GM: In the next 5 years, I see growth and expansion at a personal level and for Haven Construction. Haven will be a fully-fledged Construction Company with more than 500 employees, its own equipment and tendering for million dollar projects.
TM: Being a founder, what are the leadership qualities that one should have?
GM: I value integrity and I want to build a unique brand with highly professional values and ethics; However, tough seasons have also taught me that while business ethics and principles are good, Haven Agri Construction can never prosper without committing to strong foundations and altars that bring successful and Godly prosperity.
TM: Your last words to everyone who will come across this interview?
GM: Do not struggle with any ideas for your Farm Layout and animal farming structures, Haven Construction is there to assist with the Conceptualization, Designing and Construction. For any business with us, please get in touch with us on +263712587045 /+263784633318 or email@example.com