our
story.

Entrepreneurs Daryl van Arkel & Neil Clarence approach mapping companies TomTom & Navteq with the idea of commercialising POI data listings on maps used on PND’S like Garmin. Getting the greenlight from TomTom & Navteq, the pair work to secure brand’s buy-in.

Van Arkel & Clarence secure investment capital from 3rd founder Ryan Bakos to officially establish Business Positioning Systems (BPS), offering clients visibility on digital maps in navigation.

Google Maps launches in SA.

Gabriella Pitt – one of the first BPS hires (& now Commercial Director & shareholder) is tasked with adding client’s data to this new platform (shes now SA’s top Google Maps location-management expert).

BPS brings Navteq Location Point Advertising (the world’s first location-based ad network) to the SA market.

BPS wins exclusive rights to commercialise the Telmap navagation app, working with Wand Africa founder Charles Talbot.

BPS develops its own proprietary tech, pivoting from a service-based company to a tech company better equiped to manage location data at a global scale,

while protecting brand reputation at a local level.

BPS launches sister company Vicinity Media to take the lead on the growing digital advertising side of the business,

leaving BPS to focus on digital location management.

BPS opens a UK office to serve its growing number of UK-based clients.

With BPS bring on a growing number of brands across Africa, the team is expanded, with a Cape Town office opened.

The proprietary tech created by BPS was dubbed the “Location Bank”. The name sticks and BPS rebrands as Location Bank in a move that signals the importance of the tech platform.

Location Bank joins forces with Vicinity Media to bring two products to the market.

 

ADtrust is a world-first mobile-advertising tool that uses positive customer reviews managed by Location Bank within Vicinity Media’s best-of-breed location advertising.

Location Bank gains exclusive access to Vicinity Media’s Near Me digital endpoint, giving clients a new touchpoint with millions of local users.

Location Bank becomes an official Google My Business partner,

helping clients quickly & efficiently create successful, vertified GMB listings.

New hires bring the Location Bank staff complement up to 50.

With successful entry into the APAC region, Location Bank opens a Singapore office to serve these clients.

Our
team.

South Africa

Daryl van Arkel

Co-founding Director

Neil Clarence

Co-founding Director

Ryan Bakos

Co-Founder/APAC Director

Buster Pitt

Sales Director

Gabriella Pitt

Client Success Director

Shani Marsh

Operations Director

Gavin Emes

Business Development Director – Africa

Zenobia Ballim

Product Owner

Jessica Owens

Senior Client Success Manager

Justin Peddie

Senior Technical Manager

Labbeeqa Carlsen

Technical Specialist

Meagan
Thompson

Senior Client Success Manager

Kauthar Abrahams

Operations Specialist

Raeshon Onwurolu

Reseller Success Manager

Sanvir Sopnath

Business Development

Sebastian Krogh

Business Development

Natalie Jordaan

Executive Assistant

Guy Boguo

Art Director/Senior Designer

Kiara van Vuuren

Technical Manager

Thameena Essof

Reseller Success Executive

Edith Botes

Marketing Manager

Lebo Pobe

Designer

Ashley Everson

Product Assistant

Courtney Macartney

Client Success Manager

Lois Chipamaunga

Operations Specialist

Caitlin Petersen

Technical Manager

Karabo Ntleru

Technical Specialist

Lee-Ann van der Schyff

Senior Client Success Manager

Lesley Allison

Senior Operations Specialist

Claudia-Jane Cardoso

Technical Manager

Yanga Mayoyo

Community Manager

Emily Tabor

Operations Manager

Samukelisiwe Miya

Operations Manager

Cameron de la Rey

Client Success Manager

Frankie Matianyi

Operations Specialist

Bongiwe Dladla

Community Management Assistant

Kayliegh Spanidis

Client Success Manager

Kreasen Bapanayya

Technical Specialist

Lebogang Nkhuna

Technical Specialist

Likona Majavu

Technical Specialist

Ntandokazi Magagula

Community Management Assistant

Suneisa Thane

Operations Specialist – Near Me

Brett o’ Donell

Head of Reseller Success

Amalea Benefeldt

Administrative Assistant

Chad McGiddy

Senior Operations Specialist

Sibabalo Nombewu

Technical Specialist

Lebogang Tlolane

Technical Specialist

Casey Delate

Technical Specialist

united kingdom

James Hemsley

Head of Sales – UK

Claire Bamford

Head of People

Richard Davies

Head: Business Development – UK

Joost van Der Hulst

Commercial Partner – UK

india

Dhaval Doshi

Managing Director

Savio Menezes

Senior Enterprise Sales Manager – APAC

Smeet Parab

Senior Client Success Manager – APAC