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About

Stone is a values-driven consulting firm that provides excellent strategy, communication and consulting services to our clients. Founded in 2008 and profitable since day one, Stone values integrity. We are people-oriented and committed, always striving to achieve. Stone provides quality business strategy and communication consulting services, adding real value to a range of private and public sector clients, enabling them to rise to the challenges they face on the way to prosperity and success. Our clients’ business objectives are always at the centre of all activity we undertake to reap strategic business and communication results. Stone Pebble Ring Thinking© enables focused strategies for and effective positioning to all key audiences, generating influence with stakeholders and promoting internal alignment to key business objectives.

Stone at a glance

Why choose us?

Skilled Stone consultants harness their experience in international strategy development and their industry and marketing knowledge to facilitate strategy development and formulation through an interactive process with client leadership to ensure the best business results; clients business objectives remain central throughout. We enable clients to succeed in a competitive environment with a strategy focused on meeting their goals within their own business context.

Careful thought and experience underpin our strategy development to achieve real business results.

Corporate reputation is a key asset. Grow it and guard it with zealous. Stone helps clients to manage stakeholder perceptions and their brands in an integrated way. We harness touch points of comprehensive engagement with internal and external audiences to protect clients’ reputations.

Stone’s consulting model is based on quality counsel. Stone team members become trusted advisors to our clients and an extension of their internal teams, guiding them through the strategy development, communication, engagement and implementation. We pride ourselves on our long, quality relationships with clients, suppliers and business associates.

Stone’s Chief Executive

Willem S Eksteen, Chief Executive and founder of Stone, has a passion for business strategy, integrated marketing and communication. He loves the earth and the people of Africa, the continent of his heart and birth. He has lived and worked in South Africa, Europe and the United States and interacts comfortably at the highest levels in the public and business sectors all the way through to doing charitable hands-on work with homeless and destitute people. He consults to local and international organisations, developing business, communication, engagement, digital and CSI strategies – balancing traditional and online platforms for the best organisational results. He holds a degree in Law from the University of Pretoria and a post-graduate Honours in Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch. He is a frequent specialist speaker and contributor on various platforms of public, industry and social relevance. A group of highly-skilled and experienced consultants complement his wealth of field knowledge, expertise and superior strategic ability.

Willem is backed by a skilled team of consultants who harness their experience in international strategy development and their industry and marketing knowledge to facilitate strategy development and formulation through an interactive process with client leadership to ensure the best business results.

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Wider expertise

Stone facilitates access to reliable strategic partners beyond our own skills base to provide best-of-breed services. We also supplement our in-house expertise with an associated network of like-minded companies and individuals offering web design, internet strategy, editing services, training, consulting, corporate business counsel, events coordinating, tourism management services, design and more ...