Who We Are

Our History & DNA

The Bumblebee Group was founded in 2013 by serial entrepreneur Sean O’Connell. He brought his wealth of experience as a Group CEO for a large multinational and founder of Airborne Consulting into the development of a company committed to delivering results, inspiring people and transforming organisations.

Bumblebee started out as a property investment company and its successes saw it start the IT consulting arm of the business alongside.

“It became clear that there was significant opportunity for a nimble, innovative and dynamic people-centric company that was prepared to invest into R&D and that embraced the Internet of Things (IoT), and all the opportunities that this introduces.” – Sean O’Connell

The Bumblebee Group set out to strategically balance its services and own-product revenues alongside attracting top talent from organisations that didn’t recognise the value of employee happiness.

With an entrepreneurial culture and the vision of remaining a boutique supplier of software development services, Bumblebee delivers best practice, honest feedback and relevant advice to its clients.

Through significant investment into R&D and innovation, Bumblebee has developed some impressive solutions. One of these is MobeeWash, an Uber/Airbnb-inspired mobile app that provides car washing services right at customers fingertips. The extremely successful project is currently available in South Africa and Australia, with plans to deploy worldwide. MobeeWash takes advantage of Microsoft Azure cloud services while leveraging the potential of IoT, social media and inventive technology. So far, the MobeeWash platform and MobeeWash franchise have generated more than 50 jobs in South Africa since June 2017 and has the potential to generate thousands more for unemployed people around the world.

This is just one small part of the Bumblebee story, our trusted clients make up the rest…

Foundation of The Beehive

The Beehive’s foundation is built on five unassailable principles – Excellence, People, Returning the Trust, Having Fun and Innovation. Excellence is our yardstick and People are our passion, ensuring that we Return the Trust our clients place in us and keep our promises all while we are Having Fun, inspired by your business and our creative spirit we deliver true Innovation.

Foundation of Beehive

The Beehive’s foundation is built on five unassailable principles – Excellence, People, Returning the Trust, Having Fun and Innovation. Excellence is our Yardstick and People are our Passion, that way we ensure that we Return the Trust that our clients place in us and keep our promises all while we are Having Fun, inspired by your business and our creative spirit we deliver true Innovation.

The Bumblebee Group

Bumblebee Consulting has more than 30 years of practical and commercial software development experience, bringing a wealth of tangible know-how alongside an extended specialist network to the client’s table. With us, you are assured of maximising your return on investment, aligning your business and your IT investment, and prioritised implementation and delivery.

Airborne Experience is a proudly South African, Cape Town-based company that was established in 2006. With a track record extending over 10 years, Airborne offers its customers memorable experiences and solutions. We are passionate about aligning business, brand and marketing strategies to allow for your business to embrace the digital world successfully. We specialise in UI/UX design and mobile application development alongside a smorgasbord of digital capabilities.

The ultimate vehicle cleaning app was launched in 2017, providing users with access to a waterless car wash at their home, office, garage or anywhere else they fancy. Available on both Android and iOS devices, MobeeWash is as convenient as it gets. Your car wash comes to you no matter where you are – a clean car anytime, anywhere. This product is proudly developed by Bumblebee Consulting and Airborne Experience.

Recent restructuring of the Bumblebee Group, revealed a clear need to address the market segment that calls for the provision of technical resources for shorter or long-term engagement. SQIM focuses on providing this service to the market, to place IT resources on a permanent or back-to-back contract basis. SQIM is supported by our internal technology experts to ensure that resources offered are suitably qualified to meet the technical demands of our clients and commensurate with the resource’s levels of expertise.

Our Journey

Bumblebee Consulting was founded

October 1, 2013

Employed our first member of The Beehive, better known as Secret Agent 001

August 1, 2014

Increased our team of Bees to 7

January 1, 2016

Launched our product division

June 1, 2016

Appointed as a Sanlam Strategic Partner and acquired SQIM

June 1, 2017

Launched MobeeWash – The App That Cleans your Ride in Cape Town, South Africa and Melbourne, Australia

October 1, 2017

The Beehive is now 160 strong

January 1, 2018