Chairmanâ€™s Message continued
fashion. They are well supported by excellent managers and committed employees, all of whom we also thank and congratulate. They have been critical in delivering Aspenâ€™s exceptional record of growth. Strong scientific and technical capabilities have allowed Aspen to evolve from the confines of the South African domestic market to a level of international recognition. Broadening and strengthening skill levels to equip the Group in its quest to expand its boundaries is being undertaken by a combination
The Group has evolved substantially as it has grown whilst competition has escalated and the environment has become more complex.
of internal skills development programmes and by accessing international experts in specialist fields.
Sound business fundamentals The past year has again witnessed Aspen add to its exceptional record of growth. The Group has evolved substantially as it has grown whilst competition has escalated and the environment has become more complex. Strong management and sound business fundamentals have served Aspen well over this period of sustained growth. These strong foundations remain in place as Aspen explores new opportunities for growth into the future.
Thanks I thank my colleagues on the Board for their wisdom and guidance. It is of inestimable value to Aspen to have a team of such experienced and skilled individuals on its Board.
AJ Aaron CHAIRMAN
Aspen Annual Report 2006