Presidents and Pioneers Honoured at the National Business Awards
Last night, the 14th annual National Business Awards gave business and government leaders the red carpet treatment, when they gathered to honour South Africa’s most innovative and fast-growing companies. The Awards took place at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Over the past 13 years, the National Business Awards has celebrated – in association with the publication Top Performing Companies – South Africa’s most inspiring and dynamic companies and organisations, across various industry sectors.
Employment services and activations company, Isilumko Staffing Solutions, took home the Customer Focus Award as well as the Diversity in the Workplace Award. Security and construction company, Calvin and Family Group, sped off with the Fast Growth Award – the company has grown tremendously; branching out into commercial, civil and retail development, and more recently into low-cost housing, schools, stadiums, water and sanitation. Adding to the Fast Growth Award, Calvin Mathibeli, Founder of the Calvin and Family Group, was announced as the Top Young Executive of the Year sponsored by TUMI.
National Business Awards winners are acknowledged on the basis of innovative business practices, product development, enterprise, sustainability and the overall success of the business. In addition, they are recognised for their social and environmental contributions through excellence of service, commitment to customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability. Topco Media CEO, Ralf Fletcher, congratulated the winners and finalists and encouraged the spirit of entrepreneurship: “To stand out in today’s business environment, you have to be able to do what you do differently from your competitors.
You must have a ground-breaking, innovative modus operandi” He spoke, also, of the importance of knowing your purpose, to sustain success: “it is the motivation behind every single thing you do. It’s the reason why you started doing what you do in the first place, and the reason you’ll do it tomorrow, next year and for as long as you are humanly capable”.
|Corporate Citizenship Award||Britehouse SSD|
|Customer Focus Award||Isilumko Staffing Solutions|
|Sustainability Award||Old Mutual Investment Group|
|Fast Growth Award||Calvin & Family Group|
|Innovation Through Technology Award||Absa Life|
|Investing in People Award||Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology|
|Diversity in the Workplace Award||Isilumko Staffing Solutions|
|Infrastructure Development Award Sponsored by Billion||Sentech|
|Transport & Logistics Award||Unitrans|
|Top Performing Public Service Award Sponsored by National School of Government||Coega Development Corporation|
|Top Performing Business Leader of the Year Award||Ran Neu-Ner – The Creative Counsel|
|Top Performing Entrepreneur of 2016 Award Sponsored by Liberty Corporate||Mothobi Seseli – Argon Asset Management|
|Top Young Executive of the year Award (<40 Years) Sponsored by TUMI||Calvin Mathibeli – Calvin & Family Group|
|National Business of the Year Award||McKinsey & Company|
|Lifetime Achiever Award Sponsored by Public Sector Manager||Former President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki|