Mulli Brothers has expressed optimism on business recovery in 2021 despite uncertainties emanating from the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This came out on Monday when the company engaged its employees and the clergy in Blantyre to mark the beginning of its operations in the New Year.
Speaking during the event, the group’s managing director Leston Mulli said their business models are shaped in finding opportunities in challenges.
Mulli indicated, for example, that they turned the hardships of Covid-19 last year into an opportunity by venturing into the selling of Covid-19-related materials such as hand sanitisers, masks and personal protective equipment.
“We are still moving on and we have learnt from challenges. This will help us in our strategies in the approach to business in 2021; so we are expecting to do more this year and grow bigger,” Mulli said.
He added that, apart from focusing on Covid-19-related businesses, they will also make sure that they expand the businesses.
He gave an example of the introduction of coach services in their passenger transport business, National Bus Services, last year.
“We have increased the fleet of our buses in that company and we plan to buy more buses to resuscitate the business, We have also invested in the Smallholder Tea Company where we were running two lines but now we are running four lines in the production of tea and we will add more,” he added.
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