About Us

The Challenges Group is an international business development consultancy that specializes in working with small and medium-sized enterprises, offering effective and impactful business solutions.

Since 1999, we have worked in both the public and private sectors, delivering operational and advisory services. We have over 20 years of experience in understanding challenges faced by SMEs and finding solutions that work specifically for each business’ needs.

Our network of consultants and experts is passionate about partnering with you on your journey to sustainable growth.

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Kampala Market Uganda Challenges Group

Our Belief

We know that if businesses grow everyone benefits through increased earnings and stable jobs leading to growth in the wider economy.

Our Vision – Thriving networks of businesses that are in a position to access economic opportunities and succeed independently.

Our Mission – To enable businesses to grow, through implementing good practice and encouraging the development of SME-centred products and services.

Our History

Challenges has been operating globally for over 20 years across 4 continents. Since 1999, we’ve operated in over 70 countries, supporting more than 3000 enterprises and tens of thousands of people. In the past four years alone, we’ve partnered with more than 750 companies in Sub-Saharan Africa, where we have established offices and full-time teams in Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.

Challenges' footprint since 1999

Since 1999, Challenges has worked in over 70 countries, delivering support to more than 3000 SMEs:

Africa: Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Eswatini, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam.

Central & South America: Antigua, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

Europe: Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Kyrgyzstan,  Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and the UK.

Middle East: Afghanistan, Palestine, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Meet the team of experts supporting our vision