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Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2023

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Media Release

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards celebrate the extraordinary businesses and organisations that are contributing to the economy and people in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Grant Adlam CEO of the KZN Top Business said, “Each year we are not only impressed by the array of companies that are operating in the province of KwaZulu-Natal but incredibly humbled by the sound business practices and outstanding efforts to ensure that employees and communities benefit from these endeavours. Our province is definitely a winning one. We congratulate all the finalists on their selection, this year’s task was extremely difficult.”

The 2023 category finalists are:

Standard Bank Client of the Year – SME Category

• Triplo4 Sustainable Solutions

• Sky Tents

• Black City Records

Standard Bank Client of the Year – Larger Enterprise

• Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund

• Royal Tyres

• Hirsch's Homestores

• P&A Fabricators


Manufacturing Sector

• Bell Equipment Limited

• Tropic Plastics and Packaging

• Microfinish

• Champion Health Care

Transport/Logistics Sector

• East Rand Bulk

• Fastway Couriers Durban

• Transnet Pipelines

Franchising Sector

• ActionCOACH Marlene Powell

• CMM Group of Companies

• Star Retailers

Family-Owned/Managed Businesses

• Magnet Electrical Supplies

• LHL Engineering

• Phoenix Group

• KZN Oils

Agricultural and Agroprocessing Sector

• Underberg Dairy

• Heartland Foods

• NTE Company

Community Upliftment and Improvement

• Mi7 National Group

• KZN Oils

• East Coast Radio


Renewable Efficiency – Green initiatives

• Triplo4 Sustainable Solutions

• Beekman Group

• LiteBriuim

• Hemera Group

Employee Wellness

• Phungela Holdings

• Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS)

• JD Telecoms

• Star Retailers

The Standard Bank KZN team congratulates all the companies who are finalists for the 2023 awards. They are really proud to be part of recognising successful businesses in the KZN province, which is part of the bank’s vision of driving Africa’s growth.

The 20 top brands, which are selected by public SMS vote only, will be announced at the final event. The accolade of being ranked as the KZN Top Brand is much coveted with much interest and this year many thousands of votes have been cast.

In the top twenty we have (in no particular order).

· LHL Engineering

· Icebolethu Group

· Hollywoodbets

· Mi7 National Group

· KZN Oils

· Blue Security

· Sky Tents

· Natal Razor and Wire

· East Coast Radio

· STE Scaffolding

· Beekman Group

· Hirsch’s

· Imperial Armour

· Gift of the Givers

· The Sharks

· Hemera

· Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS)



In addition, the winner of the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Leader of the Year will also be announced. This award is given to someone who has demonstrated exemplary business achievement, industry influence and is a true inspiration to others.

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards ceremony will be held on the 20 July at the Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga. The event will be streamed online. To participate in the online proceedings, visit


Thu, Jul 20 | Webinar

Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2023 LIVESTREAM


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