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Online Entries Standard Bank KZN Top Business  Awards 2021


Family Business

Open to businesses where the majority ownership remains within a family (or multi-family) structure, and where more than one generation contributes to the success of the business. Businesses entering this award will need to specify the current family members leading the business and their roles Judges will want to know why you’re a stand-out family business and how being a family business has helped you to succeed.

Employee Wellbeing

This award is for businesses that go the extra mile to engage their staff members and what difference this makes to the business. This may be through in-house training, flexible working, personal development, workplace wellbeing activity and teambuilding. You may have been steered in this activity by the pandemic, if so: how?

Business Innovation

Open to businesses that can demonstrate an innovative approach to products, or processes, which has contributed to the success of the business. We are also interested to hear from businesses who have pivoted their operations as a result of the pandemic Judges will want to see the results of innovation – how has innovation contributed to your success?

Community and Social Responsibility

This award is open to businesses or social enterprises that have made a significant positive impact on the community and region they operate in. This could include: Covid-19 response, reducing carbon footprint, charitable efforts, or developing your local community. The motivation should be to make KZN a better place to live and work. Please explain the impact your activities have made on the community selected.

Digital/System Implementation

The winner of this award will be implementing in the digital sector to provide results that have real impact. This award is for those businesses that employ digital thinking and technologies. Demonstrate how the digital thinking has been implemented and the positive impact it has made.

KZN Top Brand

The top homegrown brand in KwaZulu-Natal is awarded based only on the results of a public poll. In 2021 these results will be managed through a SMS voting system.

Small Business Start-up

This award recognises start-up businesses in 2020 that have translated an idea into a successful business venture in response to Covid 19. The judges want to see to see evidence of achievements to date, where the opportunities lie and how you’re managing your challenges, especially given the circumstances of 2020.

Entrepreneur Resilience

This award is aimed at young business leaders between the ages of 18 and 35 who have shown exceptional leadership and exhibited entrepreneurial flair. Demonstrate what success you have had in your role over the past year.

Business Personality of the Year

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leader’s award is an honorary award given to a businessperson who has demonstrated exemplary business achievement, industry influence and is a true inspiration to others.