De Novo Business- About Us

Professional Corporate Business Services

De Novo Business Services Group specialises in providing financial and strategic policy and direction to improve corporate governance, enhance systems and controls, and increase profitability and cash flows.

Established in 1994… …our portfolio experience stretches across many industries and we assure our clients of a confidential, professional and structured approach towards all aspects of their business. This assurance is underpinned by our core Christian values – honesty, empathy, integrity and accountability and we endorse professionalism, direct communication and enhanced quality.

Our Vision: It is our vision to be an example of excellence in top management outsourcing, and to this end our mission statement requires us to train and empower competent motivated staff, to provide quality service at all times, to understand and support our clients needs, and to provide decent returns for all stake holders.

Our most used Skillsets

Our skillsets measured on performance but not limited to:

Systems design and implementation


Management Accounting and Reporting


Structuring, Mergers and Acquisitions


Strategic planning and implementation of Strategy


Our Directors:

Norman Preston

Joined the Unilever Group 1971. In 1976 joined the Darling and Hodgson Group a career spanning 19 years had various Financial and General Management roles through various subsidiaries in the Group culminating as Financial Director of Tanker Services. Completed an AEP through Unisa in 1987. Since 1995 Managing Director of De Novo Business Services.

Strengths include:

Financial Management specifically: Management Accounting and Reporting, Systems design and implementation, Budgeting and Forecasting, Ratio analysis and Cash flow management. Structuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Balance sheet / organisation and re- engineering, Taxation, Business Policy, Business turnaround Strategic planning and implementation of Strategy, General Management, Corporate Governance

Marisca Meyer

Marisca Meyer (Director) Completed BCom(Accounting) degree at UP in 2002. Joined TGA Auditors directly thereafter. Obtained BCompt (Hons) from UNISA in 2003 and competed SAICA articles in 2005. Joined De Novo in 2006 and has since obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Tax and Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced VAT from UNISA.

Strengths include:

Management accounting and reporting System design and implementation Cash flow management Budgeting Forecasting Taxation and tax planning General management