Niermann - Well Informed In The Building Industry - Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa

Laura Niermann

Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa


Well Informed In The Building Industry


I have approximately 17 years in running my own Paving and Construction company and have gathered a wide range of skilled artisans and sub-contractors on whose resources I can call to execute any repairs and maintenance work. I am fully au fait with reading plans and negotiating contracts with individuals and groups, and have carried out all the administration, selling and supervisory work myself sometimes with the use of a Site Manager. I am a people person and know how to deal with the workers in a fair and acceptable manner. I am not afraid of getting dirty, or working longer hours to achieve the end result.

Work History

Managing Member

Closed Corporation

in the Paving and small building alterations field. The business has been
successful over the past 15 years with many clients affording us the opportunity to do repeat business.


Paving (Pty) Limited

Sales Representative
Worked purely on commission basis selling paving in the residential and industrial markets. Worked from given leads.

Assistant to Principal Officer in charge of 3 medical schemes

Scheme Administraator

Actively participated in meetings and the running of the schemes.
Secondment to Principal Officer in absence at all Trustee Meetings.

Southern Healthcare JV went into liquidation and was subsequently
bought by Medscheme.

Committee Secretary

Medscheme (Pty) Limited

Headhunted for this position. Control of 13 medical schemes
(including Bonitas with 188 000 principal members). Drafting
agendas, circulars, rule amendments and taking of minutes. Liaison at senior levels of management as well as Registrar of Medical

Secretary to Financial Director and Joint Managing Director

Sanlic (Pty) Limited

Company merged with a large electrical consortium. I was offered a
position as secretary to the Legal Director within the new
framework. As the position was in an unsafe area at the time, I
reluctantly chose not to accept the offer. Subsequently, one of the
Directors offered me a position based in Germiston, which I also did
not accept due to location.

1983 - 1987 At home with child. Occasionally took temporary secretarial

Business Development Officer

Wesbank Limited

Secretary to Financial Director and Technical Director

National Trading Company Limited

Resigned as a result of difficulties with transport.

Nu-type Secretarial Bureau

I travelled to the United Kingdom on a Working Permit with
Nu-type Secretarial Bureau in W1, and held various temporary
Positions at 3M, the Bank (Barclays) and EMI Record Company.
3M and EMI did offer me a permanent position but I wanted to
Return to South Africa. I spent 3 years working in the UK.

Banking industry and have held various senior

Medical, Engineering and Freight/Travel Sectors, namely Barclays

Secretarial positions since then in the Mining, Industrial, Medical, Engineering and Freight/Travel Sectors, namely Barclays National Bank, Robert Hudson and Freight Services.


Fourways Life Hospital

Paving all the Doctors Rooms, walkways, pathways and verges outside tea/rest rooms (approximately 3 000 m2 of paving) as a sub-contractor to the then Stabilid Construction.

Qualifications & Certifications


Jeppe Girls High School

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