Growth strategy in action

 

The value of a business is the present value of the future cash flows that can be generated by the assets and other capitals utilised by the business. Accordingly, the only true measure of growth for our business over time is the growth in cash flow.

Growth in cash flow over time is generated through the optimal operation of the group’s capitals (organic growth) and building the tangible and intangible asset base of the group through developing and acquiring new businesses (inorganic growth). It is only with sustainable and growing cash flows that a business can hope to create value for the organisation, its stakeholders and society and thereby achieve a multitude of additional benefits such as increased levels of employment and meaningful social contributions.