21 November 2019

Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

The Oscars of South African Business

2019 Entries Closed

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Why you should enter the Awards

Differentiate your business from competitors

Entrench your brand as a business leader

Gain prestige and recognition from peers

Measure your performance against South Africa’s best

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Highly valuable PR and media exposure through multi-channel marketing

Raise your profile to attract investors and key stakeholders

Celebrate your achievements

Network with like-minded business individuals

Attract and retain top talent

2019 Categories

ORGANISATION AWARDS

Corporate Citizenship Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award recognises a project established by an organisation that demonstrates and highlights the role of businesses in improving the communities in which they operate. This award will recognise those demonstrating the greatest impact on quality of life, economic prosperity or regeneration through direct investment, pro bono work or employee led initiatives. This award also seeks to demonstrate the link between corporate citizenship and commercial success, from staff engagement and development to reputation and brand awareness.

Customer Focus Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award will be made to the company that demonstrates the highest level of service and loyalty to its customers. They must demonstrate that comprehensive customer service procedures and policies have been put in place and show how this has resulted in increased loyalty and a larger customer base. Customer Satisfaction Index scores should be provided.

Diversity in the Workplace Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This company must be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and transformation in the workplace. Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities / qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, work experience and job classification. These companies should be able to show preferential recruitment policies, skills development programmes and the progress they’ve made in transforming their workplace.

Sustainability Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This Award will go to the company that has shown a strong adhesion to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance policies. Evidence of achievements of set targets in these areas must be demonstrated. The winning entrant must also show active involvement in promoting ESG policies and, by doing so, setting an example for other corporations in South Africa to follow.

Fast Growth Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This category is open to SMME’s with a turnover of R5 – R35 million and a turnover growth of 10% – 20% in their last financial year. The winner must demonstrate significant growth in their market sector through best business practices and innovation, underpinned by a strong financial performance.

Innovation through Technology Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award goes to the company whose technology-based innovation demonstrates improved productivity, price, quality, effectiveness and efficiencies which enhances the competitiveness of the South African economy. This could be an internal system or a product available to the public which in turn assists in advancing the industry with the latest technology.

Digital Company of the Year Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award is open to any organisation operating online. It recognises companies that innovate and deliver the best possible customer experience within their ecommerce platform, excellent delivery measurable, strong site engagement user-friendliness, security, best practice and, of course, thriving sales.

Investing in People Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

In recognition of the company that has demonstrated significant results of per capita expenditure through training, education, wellness and health. Areas such as productivity; the ratio of skills procurement vs. turnover; staff turnover; company policies and procedures will be taken into account.

Sector AWARDS

Tourism, Travel and Leisure Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

South Africa has earmarked tourism as a key sector with excellent potential for growth: the government aims to increase tourism’s contribution to the economy, both directly and indirectly, to R499-billion by 2020.

This award category recognises organisations’ outstanding contributions to the South African tourism, leisure, sports, hospitality, dining, gaming/gambling, accommodation and entertainment markets. It encompasses excellence in the delivery of products and services across focus areas such as visitor experiences, professional tours and tour guides, transport, accommodation and entrepreneurship. ‘Tourism, travel and leisure’ are collectively growth industries and include, but are not limited to, tourism with a business, arts & culture, paleontology, architecture, adventure, sports, medical, historical, cuisine or wine focus.

Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award recognises organisations involved in innovative, sustainable and efficiency-enhancing infrastructure development and maintenance. The scope of the category includes development and maintenance of roads and railways, ports, energy, water and sanitation, housing, access to basic services, healthcare and education. The winner will be recognised for exemplary social and environmental contributions through excellence of service, commitment to customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

Oil and Gas Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award is reserved for a company that has demonstrated outstanding achievements within the oil and gas sector; providing leadership, business acumen and strategic foresight. This award recognises exceptional performance in all three sectors of the industry. Firstly, Upstream (the exploration and production (E&P) section), covering all activities related to searching for, recovering and producing crude oil and/or natural gas from underground or underwater fields. This sector covers drilling of exploratory wells and subsequently drilling and operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil/or raw gas to the surface. Secondly, Midstream (connects the Upstream and Downstream sectors, encompassing the transportation and storage of oil and gas). Lastly, Downstream (refining and processing operations). The award rewards success and commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Construction and Engineering Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award is reserved for a business that has excelled in the construction and engineering sector, demonstrating sustained investment in the growth of the South African economy through in-depth knowledge of the built environment and specialist skills and expertise, resulting in the completion of quality projects. The scope of the category encompasses the supply chain for construction and engineering in the entire built environment including rail, ports, industrial, commercial as well as mining projects. Demonstrating commitment to sustainability and the environment will be a key requirement to secure the Judges’ vote.

Transport & Logistics Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

Excellence in specialist logistic support for industry, from supply chain to distribution, construction logistics, shipping, software and warehouse management systems. Entrants should demonstrate improvement in terms of managing stock loss, just-in-time delivery; as well as crisis management procedures. Airlines & Airports, Rail, Road & Freight, Shipping & Ports, Import & Export, and Logistics.

Business Solutions Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award goes to South Africa’s financial services sector in its entirety – comprising commercial, retail and merchant banking, mortgage lending, insurance and investment. The winner in this category will have shown a keen sense of the needs within the financial industry, and provided and implemented strategic programmes to make financial services available to all sectors of the broader community. The demonstration of technological innovation to ensure clients’ needs are met efficiently and timeously is a key component of this award.

Banking/Financial Services Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award goes to South Africa’s financial services sector in its entirety – comprising commercial, retail and merchant banking, mortgage lending, insurance and investment. The winner in this category will have shown a keen sense of the needs within the financial industry, and provided and implemented strategic programmes to make financial services available to all sectors of the broader community.  The demonstration of technological innovation to ensure clients’ needs are met efficiently and timeously is a key component of this award.

Health and Pharmaceuticals Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

The NBA Health and Pharmaceuticals Award is open to all role players in the diverse Health and Pharmaceuticals sector, including hospital management, medical suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, nursing agencies, biotechnology companies, spas, alternative healthcare companies, practitioners and scientists. The award celebrates those who have displayed unstinting dedication to pushing the boundaries in their field, thereby positively impacting the lives of millions of people on a daily basis.

Education Training and Skills Development

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award recognises accredited tertiary colleges, universities, SETAs and various private institutions that demonstrate measurable contributions to raising the profile of the education, training and skills development sector, and to the development of programmes aimed at contributing to the growth of the economy. The finalists will be organisations at the forefront of education, training and skills development in South Africa and will have in common a proven track record in the provision of quality learner programmes that speak to the requirements of South African society as a whole.

GOVERNMENT AWARDS

Top Performing Public Service Award

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million.

This award recognises and applauds National, Provincial and Local government departments, parastatals and/or agencies that have achieved outstanding results in the last year. This is demonstrated through financial management, environmental and sustainable development, meeting targets, positive contributions to the economy, and innovation and excellence in fulfilling their service

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Top Performing Business Leader of the Year Award

Annual Revenue R100 Million per annum.

This award goes to the businessman/woman whose leadership is reflected in his/her service to their company and also to interests not exclusively their own. The individual in this category must demonstrate progress in sustaining the business agenda through dedication and innovative practices. Their company must have achieved success in the business environment.

Top Performing Entrepreneur of the year Award

Annual Revenue R10 – R35 Million per annum

This award goes to the person who has taken significant personal risk to start a business or businesses and built them into a substantial entity. The recipient must demonstrate that the business has achieved financial success and is clearly sustainable.

Top Young Executive of the Year Award (UNDER 40 years)

Annual Revenue R5 – R35 Million per annum

This award highlights the outstanding achievement of a young executive who has contributed to the organisations’ positive success and performance through innovative strategies and solutions.

HEADLINE AWARDS

National Business of the Year Award

Annual Revenue R100 Million per annum

This award goes to the company who best demonstrates excellence in all spheres of the general criteria (people, planet, profit) and the management thereof. An improvement in financial performance over a three-year period – growth in annual revenue and net profit after tax year on year will hold a high weighting when reviewing company entries for judging. Good corporate governance practice will also be taken into account.

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