By | Published On: June 1, 2023 |

Welcome to Episode 132 with Michelle and Jacques Du Plessis

This episode of The Executive Edge is designed to delve into inspiring stories of individuals who have made significant shifts in their careers and lives. In today’s episode, we have the pleasure of featuring a remarkable couple who embarked on a transformative journey. This was from being professional Architects in South Africa to successful entrepreneurs in the digital construction industry in the UK.

Michelle and Jacques Du Plessis are founders of Their story is a testament to courage, resilience, and the pursuit of finding fulfilment beyond the confines of their previous careers. Within a relatively short span of six years, they not only built a thriving business from scratch but also navigated a major cultural transition. All while embracing the digital revolution reshaping the construction sector.

During our conversation, they shared their initial realization of feeling confined within the architectural industry and their pivotal honeymoon discussion. This was about their aspirations for a more fulfilling and growth-oriented future. Their decision to move to the UK opened up new possibilities and prompted them to explore alternative ways to utilize their skill sets.

What followed was a bold leap into the digital realm of construction. Michelle and Jacques recognized the increasing demand for digital solutions within the industry.  They identified an opportunity to simplify the adoption of new technologies for construction companies. They established their business dedicated to helping contractors and subcontractors meet their digital goals and responsibilities. This was without the burden of doing it all themselves.

A Brave Conversation

In our conversation, they candidly shared their experiences. This included the challenges of adapting to a new market and the significance of working together as a couple and business partners. They also discussed their mission to utilise Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry.

Their journey is not only an inspiring tale of resilience and adaptability, but is also a valuable resource for anyone seeking to navigate career shifts. Particularly if they want to embrace the digital transformation within their own industries.

Join us as we dive into the incredible story of and discover how they made the shift from architects to digital construction innovators. I really hope you enjoy this inspiring episode