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Who We Are

Betts & Townsend is one of the most respected names in construction project management in sub-Saharan Africa. We are a project and construction management consultancy which has grown from humble beginnings to become an award-winning practice with a solid footprint in Africa – and we are still growing. We are headquartered in Johannesburg and have offices in Kenya, Mali, Mauritius and United Kingdom from which we are able to service the African continent and Indian Ocean Islands

We offer services across the spectrum of real estate, infrastructure and the built environment, bringing together experts in programme and project management, construction management and turnkey delivery, and co-ordinating the full professional team. We focus on finding optimal solutions to complex challenges, and to delivering projects of distinction which ensure a return on investment for our clients. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner and advisor on our clients' projects, from concept to completion. We endeavour to ensure that every project is delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest standard.

Betts & Townsend was born out of a determination to be different. Our vision is simple: to be recognised as the leading construction and project management company providing service excellence across the African continent. That excellence is at the heart of our approach as we constantly strive to provide innovative ways of delivering complex projects and exceeding expectations within a true culture of collaboration. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, our integrity, and our focus on putting our clients first.

Since its inception in 1994 Betts & Townsend has evolved into a strong competitor in the project and construction management space, attracting high-calibre clients across the commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, sports and institutional sectors. We are proud to have been involved in the delivery of many iconic and high-profile building and infrastructure projects throughout Africa.

It takes passion and commitment to operate in this competitive market. We believe that our next project is only as good as our last. There is no room for complacency. To deliver the best service for our clients, we take a pro-active approach to anticipating and solving problems – through teamwork and partnering, through continuous improvement, and through encouraging innovative thinking.

Betts & Townsend has weathered good times and bad. We prospered in the boom years leading up to 2008, and we have survived through the global financial crisis that followed. We attribute our ability to survive and thrive to our ethos of excellence, teamwork, entrepreneurial spirit and our collaborative, results-oriented culture. We have many loyal and long-serving staff members. For them – and for others – we are more than just a company, we are a family.

MISSION: It can be done! Nothing is impossible, and we know how to do it.

VISION: To be recognised as the leading construction project management company in Africa, to enrich the lives of those around us, and make people proud to be associated with us and our work.