Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards

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Standard Bank KZN Top Business 2022 Jun 08, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Online KZN Top Business Awards The popular Standard Bank KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards are now in their sixteenth year of existence. As business plays a crucial role in the growth of Africa, Standard Bank has been the proud sponsor of this event for several years.

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.

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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.


Highlights Package 2021 The annual awards, which are now in their fifteenth years of existence, celebrate business excellence and recognise the successful businesspeople who drive these achievements, across a range of categories. In his welcome address, Imraan Noorbhai, Standard Bank Head Consumer Client Coverage, KwaZulu-Natal emphasised the bank’s commitment to growing the economy. He said, “At Standard Bank our purpose is defined by ‘Africa is our home we drive her growth’. We aim to make life better for our fellow Africans by doing the right business the right way, contributing to the financial wellbeing of our clients, and supporting sustainable and job creating growth of the economies in which we operate. We are more than a bank; we are an integrated financial services operation and deeply rooted in Africa. In these uncertain times we are committed to doing everything that we can to support our people, our clients and our communities.”

Family Business Open to businesses where the majority ownership remains within a family (or multi-family) structure, and where m