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.
Renewable Efficiency – Green initiatives
This category includes renewable energy, low-carbon transport, energy-efficient buildings, clean technologies, improved waste management, improved freshwater provision, etc.
Open to businesses where the majority ownership/management 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.
Broadly defined as the physical or chemical transformation of materials or compounds into new products.
KZN Top Brand
The top homegrown brand in KwaZulu-Natal is awarded based only on the results of a public poll. In 2022 these results will be managed through a SMS voting system
Community Upliftment and Improvement
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: charitable efforts, or developing your local community. The motivation should be to make KZN a better place to live and work.
A business that is owned by one or more people who provide products or services under the branding and rules stipulated by a parent company.
Standard Bank Client of the year –
More than R100M turn over per annum, bank with Standard Bank
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.
Agricultural and Agro-Processing Sector
Incorporates establishments and activities that are primarily engaged in farming activities, but also includes establishments focusing on commercial hunting and game propagation and forestry, logging and fishing. The beneficiation of primary materials and intermediate goods from agricultural, fisheries and forestry-based sectors is included.
Transport as an economic sector refers to activities concerned with land transport, railway transport, water transport, and transport via pipelines, air transport, and activities of travel agencies, post and telecommunications, courier activities, as well as storage and warehousing activities
Standard Bank Client of the year – SME Category
Less than R100M turn over per annum, bank with Standard Bank