Ending off its 11th year, The NSBC in association with World Famous Events, has today announced South Africa’s ‘Top 20’ for the 2019 South African Small Business Awards. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common, a driving entrepreneurial force.
“We are astounded at the diversity of entrants again this year, but equally encouraged as it shows the depth and breadth of South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit. Growing small and medium businesses is vital to the local economy and its ever-growing rate of unemployment. This type of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit will undoubtedly cultivate a much healthier business landscape for all involved,” says Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the NSBC.
The 2019 ‘Top 20’ all receive a ‘Top 20’ Award, and are all automatic finalists for the category and special awards. Anderson says the categories are selected with strategic intent, paying homage to sectors within the business landscape that potentially present greater stumbling blocks to success.
The 2019 categories are as follows:
2019 National Small Business Champion
2019 National Entrepreneur Champion
2019 National Woman in Business Champion
2019 National Young Entrepreneur Champion
The 2019 awards are sponsored by Discovery, Absa, Oracle and Google.
“We are humbled by the support of such esteemed industry leaders. Without their commitment to building tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, these businesses, would have fewer opportunities to thrive and flourish,” says Anderson.
The ‘Top 20’ not only get acknowledged as winners for this accomplishment but are also in line to win a category and/or a special award:
“Each entrant has in some way made a difference to someone’s life, either through employing them or by offering services to them. At the heart of this great nation is its people and I am proud to be associated with all these very worthy winners,” says Anderson.
He says that the NSBC would not only like to congratulate the ‘Top 20’, but also thank them for their relentless commitment to building a better tomorrow. The NSBC Annual Gala Breakfast and Awards Function will take place next week on Thursday 14 November 2019 at the Barnyard, Silverstar Casino, Johannesburg.
In alphabetical order, the ‘Top 20’ for the 2019 South African Small Business Awards finalists are as follows:
About IT Group – Jillian Erasmus Construction For Africa – Virosh Singh Dotcom Software Projects – JC Van den Heever Dynafoam Converters – SG Riley Icalc Training Academy – Mylene Bosch Jaw Design – Bev Janse van Rensburg Oracle Media – Neil Barker Kleinhans Construction – Lionel Romeo Kleinhans Maledifresh – Dimakatso Ramahlodi McPherson Trading – Tony McPherson Prodeliver Analytics – Nyadzeni Makhado ProfitShare Partners – Andrew Maren Solve Direct Electronics – Neil & Fatima Johnson Statcom Electrics T/A ACDC Express Alberton – Wayne Pilley Sutton Enterprises T/A Business Doctors South Africa – Steve Sutton The Creativity Lab – Natasha Engelbrecht The Skills Development Corporation – Gareth Bird Truzo.com – Terence Naidu Virtual Actuary – Adi Kaimowitz Xero South Africa – Bronwen Dowman
For those who haven’t entered, join us for the entrepreneurial event of the year. It’s the place to be inspired, network with fellow success-driven people, have fun and witness the crowning of new champions!
A glitzy morning filled with awards, top of the line speakers, fine entertainment, great food, plenty of fun and of course the opportunity to meet and mingle with SA’s top entrepreneurs and celebrities.