Business awards up for grabs

Denise Lloyd – Is your business a champion with innovative ideas, unique, an inspiration to others as well as a contributor to the town’s economy?

Then you need to jump at the opportunity to enter the annual Mossel Bay Business Chamber Business of the Year competition. Time is running out as the closing date for nominations is Friday 14 September. 

The Chamber is calling for nominees in the different business categories as well as nominations for the Business Person of the Year.

The winners will be announced at the gala function planned for 21 September at Jakkalsvlei Private Wine Estate and Cellar.

This year’s competition will be in pursuance of the Chamber’s vision for acknowledging excellence.  This is in line with the foundations anchoring the awards, namely: identifying, encouraging and rewarding excellence, while still being highly competitive.

At the same time this award also seeks to inspire budding entrepreneurs by emulating and exceeding the achievements of those who traversed the road before them.

The committee awaits your nomination for your favourite or most successful business in the different categories. Please note that you can nominate your own business if you feel that it is a deserving case.

Awards will be made in three categories:  the small business category is for business with a turnover of up to R5 million per annum; medium for businesses between R5 and R20 million and large businesses R20 million plus. There is also a corporate section for national organisations. Then the committee also awaits nominations for special awards for the Business Person of the Year as well as organisations involved in community projects.

Nomination forms are available on the website or call 082 571 3220. Please forward your nominations to admin@mosselbaychamber.co.za by 14 September 2018.

In order to compare businesses fairly, the judges will be taking the following into consideration: community impact, motivation, personal qualifications, leadership skills and growth.

The following criteria will also play a role. The nominated company must be a member of the Mossel Bay Business Chamber and registered as a company in South Africa. The entrepreneur section is excluded from this. Every entry must Include a short CV of the nominee, the number of years that the business has been in operation as well as a motivation as to why the company or individual are nominated. All finalists must attend the gala function on 21 September and the decision of the judges is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

CAPTION: The pride and joy of the Mossel Bay business community. The different category winners for 2017 were: (from left) Hennie Muller and his wife from Coffee@Work (small business category is for business with a turnover of up to R5 million per annum), Petri Conradie from Life Bay View (large businesses R20 million plus), Dawie Roodt (Efficient Health guest speaker) and Lorette Grobbelaar from Oliver Tyres (medium category R5 to R20 million).   (PHOTO: Denise Lloyd).

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