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2024 Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards: Final Entry Reminder

Last Call for Entries for the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2024

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards is calling on businesses in KwaZulu-Natal to enter the 2024 edition of the competition before the 14 June 2024 deadline.

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards were established to honour and promote successful businesses, large and small, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Kuben Chetty, Standard Bank Provincial Head of Commercial Banking for KZN, said, Standard Bank is committed to partnering with businesses as they start, manage and grow. Our approach is built on a foundation of expert Relationship Managers who provide deeply personal service, based on an in-depth understanding of clients. It’s not just about transactions; it’s about relationships that deliver value and partnering with clients for growth. We believe that these awards are key in celebrating the businesses that align with our purpose of driving Africa’s growth.

Previous winners include:

Standard Bank Client of the Year – SME Category: Sky Tents

Standard Bank Client of the Year – Larger Enterprise: P&A Fabricators

Manufacturing Sector: Tropic Plastics and Packaging Industry

Transport/Logistics Sector: Fastway Couriers Durban

Franchising Sector: CMM Group of Companies

Family-Owned/Managed Businesses: Phoenix Group

Agricultural and Agri-processing Sector: Underberg Dairy

Community Upliftment and Improvement: DRG

Renewable Efficiency – Green initiatives: Beekman Group

Employee Wellness: Star Retailers

Business Leader of the Year: Owen Heffer: Founder and owner of Hollywoodbets

KZN Top Brand: Mi7 National Group

This year two additional categories are on offer –

• Business, Financial Services and Education

• Partnership award, which reflects interagency cooperation

“The awards showcase business excellence in the province as well as celebrate the dedicated businesses that are setting benchmarks for others to follow. Entering the awards is also about acknowledging your team's hard work and contribution to the company’s or organisation’s success,” says Grant Adlam CEO of KZN Top Business.

There is no cost to submit an entry. For more information on the criteria and requirements to enter a category visit

Each year, the title of Standard Bank KZN Top Business Brand, which is only awarded by public vote, is much coveted and the competition strong. This year is no exception, voting is gaining momentum with a growing number of new contenders participating.

Currently in the top twenty (and in alphabetical order) are:

• Afros

• Aquelle

• Bata

• Beekman Group

• Bell Equipment

• Bluff Meat Supply

• Durban ICC

• East Coast Radio

• Gagasi FM

• Gift of the Givers

• Hirsch's

• Hollywoodbets

• Pedros Flame Grilled Chicken

• Royal Tyres

• SA Home Loans

• Tafta

• The Sharks

• Toyota

• uShaka Marine World

• Woodford Car Hire

In order to vote for a favourite brand, SMS the letters KZN and the chosen top brand’s name to 45633. There is no limit to the number of votes cast. A cost of R1.50 per SMS will be incurred (Ts and Cs apply).

KZN businesses are encouraged to use their social media networks to get their employees, clients, families, friends, and other stakeholders to vote for their brand. Furthermore, one lucky voter could win one a one-night stay for two people at the Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga.

Voting for the Standard Bank KZN Top Brand award closes on 28 June at 10 pm.

Once the Standard Bank KZN Top Business entries have been judged, the finalists and winners will be announced and profiled through various platforms and media partners.

The winners will be announced at the gala dinner on the 17 July.

For more information

Contact Gayle Adlam

0836530465 or 0312671977

Media enquiries

Nkosinathi Msiza

083 577 7585


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