The South African Chamber of Commerce and Brand South Africa Business Awards 2016

And the winners are….

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
James Endersby

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Michael Butler

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Ben Botes

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Legacy Ventures (Lyndon Worrall)

NGO PROMOTION OF DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Ubuntu Education Fund (Beth Honig)

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
Simon Shibambu

WOMAN IN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Michelle Dunne

GIVING BACK AWARD
Tamzin Ractliffe

SA_UK PROMOTIOON OF BILATERAL TRADE AWARD
Richard Swart

CEO SPECIAL AWARD
Viola Ncube

The Conservatory, Millennium Gloucester Hotel

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The South African Business Awards 2016 Photo Albums

Business Leader of the Year - Sponsored by Investec

Awarded to an individual who displays outstanding leadership qualities which have contributed to the growth and successful management of his/her business.
The judges will be looking at:

  • How openness, engagement, strong values and strategic vision for change helped them achieve their objectives and the respect of others
  • Noteworthy achievements and key challenges which they have overcome
  • Evidence that their contribution led to the growth and success of their business
  • What the culture of their organisation will retain after they have departed

Rising Star of the Year

Awarded to an individual under the age of 35 who displays great potential and is a breakthrough talent in any industry.
The judges will be looking at:

  • The challenges that they have faced and how their hard work and determination continues to place them on an upwards trajectory
  • Evidence that they have the ability to become a significant contributor to their organisation and/or the wider business community

New Business of the Year - Sponsored by Sable Group

Awarded to a small business that has made significant strides in achieving sustained growth.
The judges will be looking at:

  • Evidence that the business has experienced a good level of financial growth in a short period and has good future prospects
  • The challenges faced by the business and how these have been overcome e.g. through being dynamic and innovative

SA-UK Promotion of Bilateral Trade Award (New)

Awarded to a businessman or businesswoman who does most to promote bilateral trade between UK and SA.
The judges will be looking at:

  • Evidence that they have made a significant contribution to trade between the UK and SA either individually or through their company
  • The challenges faced and the success in overcoming them

NGO Promotion of Development Award (New) - Sponsored by Onyx Property Limited

Awarded to a UK based non-governmental organisation that has done most to promote development to and from South Africa.
The judges will be looking at:

  • Evidence that the NGO has made a significant contribution to development between the UK and SA
  • The challenges faced and the success in overcoming them

The Giving Back Award

For a business leader and/or company that has excelled in promoting corporate support for charities either within their own organisation or generally across the private sector.
The judges will be looking at:

  • Evidence that they have made significant contributions to charities and/or the community and/or the environment
  • The level at which CSR activities are encouraged within their organisation
  • Any CSR initiatives which they have championed themselves

Entrepreneur of the Year - Sponsored by Anglo American

Awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding entrepreneurial flair and successfully employed an original idea to launch his/her own business.
The judges will be looking at:

  • Entrepreneurial qualities which they have demonstrated such as drive, ambition, vision, tenacity, inspirational leadership, inventiveness and confidence
  • Levels of growth and financial performance and how they have achieved these through, for example, innovative culture, market awareness and operational efficiency

Woman in Business of the Year

Awarded to a businesswoman who displays an enterprising spirit, determination and business acumen leading to success in the male-dominated world of business.
The judges will be looking at:

  • How hard work and courage has led to them climbing the ladder to the senior ranks of their organisation and setting an example for women everywhere
  • Evidence of how their influence and impact has led to the growth of their business

Innovator of the Year

Awarded to an individual who consistently proves to be at the cutting edge of his/her field and employs new technologies to spur growth.
The judges will be looking at:

  • Evidence of creativity, imagination and their ability to think outside the box
  • The scale of their innovations and the methods used to implement them
  • Evidence that their contribution led to the growth and success of their business
  • Whether these innovations have created a tangible benefit for their organisation