The George Business Chamber’s Annual Gala Awards Evening took place at Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa on Friday evening 29 September 2017.
The event was sponsored by Nedbank Business Banking and co-sponsored by Assupol and Die Burger.
The continued support of these sponsors is truly appreciated by all who participate in this Annual event. The evening was a glamourous affair and was attended by the Nominees, Local dignitaries, special guests and business owners from George and surrounding areas.
The guest speaker of the evening was Chantal Rutter Dros well-known award-winning Investigative Journalist, News Anchor and Media Coach who delivered a riveting speech about some of the experiences and stories that she covered as an investigative journalist.
We are proud to be associated with the amazing men and women of George who constantly contribute to the success of an Economically active environment.
The introduction of the newly introduced category “Business Leader of the Year”, saw Professor Quinton Johnson, Principal of the Nelson Mandela University-George Campus, being the noteworthy recipient of this accolade.
Congratulations to all of the finalists.
Business Person of the Year 2017
Olivier & Vermeulen Funeral Services – Irene Vermeulen
2nd Place BUSINESS PERSON:
Diskonto – Natalie Van Der Merwe
3rd Place BUSINESS PERSON:
ISP Group – Michelle Cawood-Van Vuuren
BUSINESS PERSON FINALISTS Group:
Kraaibosch Nurseries – Albertus Duvenhage, Avis van Rental – Elna Schwartz, Signarama – Koos Senoamadi, Business Finder – Lynette Whittaker, Peggy Art & Tours – Peggy Dlephu, JBS Transport (African Express) – Praveen Singh, Eden Caltex – Braam Coetzee Garden Route Storage – Michelle Bruwer
Business Leader of the Year 2017
Prof Quinton Johnson
GBC Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
GBC ENTREPRENEUR WINNER 2017: JFH Holdings Pty Ltd – Godfrey Van Rhyn
2nd Place GBC ENTREPRENEUR:
George Back Packers – Nellie Reimann
3rd Place GBC ENTREPRENEUR:
Playtime Productions – Myrtle Sacuenda
GBC ENTREPRENEUR FINALISTS Group:
Gogga Bicycle Courier – Gideon de Swardt, Ellie’s Coffee Shop – Elroy Lewis, Hendor’s Diagnostics – Hendor Wynne
Youth Ambassador 2017
Mnandilicious Catering – Lily Somatamba
Goal Projects – Keith Sharpe
3 Past Chairpersons