Tim Hogins is at the helm of GOG, an 8-year-old company that is galloping forward at an incredible pace. From a R3M turnover in his first year of business, GOG is in the formidable position of being at the dawn of turning over R150M in the year 2018. A diversified portfolio of companies feed this growth, spearheaded by Hogins unyielding drive to move forward and build strong, proudly South African businesses.
It’s an inspiring narrative for the 37-year-old, a story that has humble beginnings in the dusty streets of Randfontein, a community on the west of Johannesburg. His upbringing was by no means privileged and after matriculating in 1996, Tim was faced with the daunting battle of building a career without any means with which to do so.
His first formal training outside of school was a field security course after which he worked as a security officer for approximately 12 months. During this period, he heard of a bursary initiative for an IT programming course. He applied, and after several failed attempts at aptitude and computer literacy tests, Tim was successfully awarded the bursary, through which he became a qualified MCSE and IT technician.