MICRO BUSINESS AWARD


Awarded to:


An individual owns, runs or has a significant influence on a micro business or activity in the UK that is South African led or serving the South African community in the UK or SA.

The candidate has:

  • Differentiated from competitors through products / services
  • Shown leadership and innovation
  • Has focused on a specific customer need
  • Shown ingenuity and courage


The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • A business that is sustainable
  • Evidences competent managerial leadership
  • Currently employing staff or has the potential to employ additional staff
  • Possibly having a potential for further growth
  • Delivers value to customers



The candidate has:

  • Differentiated from competitors through products / services
  • Shown leadership and innovation
  • Has focused on a specific customer need
  • Shown ingenuity and courage


The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • A business that is sustainable
  • Evidences competent managerial leadership
  • Currently employing staff or has the potential to employ additional staff
  • Possibly having a potential for further growth
  • Delivers value to customers


MICRO BUSINESS AWARD

1 / 4
Gina Blewett

Gina is a Portfolio Director and Consultant Accountant operating through Anumerate Limited, an accounting and consulting practice. Services include onshore/offshore directorships, a wide range of specialist accounting services and outsourced solutions, including whitelabel service offerings to other firms and accounting services to international conglomerates with UK business interests. Gina's portfolio currently includes services to asset managers in the UK, Netherlands and BVI including a tech start-up in the asset management sector as well as a number of other companies across a wide range of sectors. Gina is a Qualified Accountant and started her career over 20 years ago in audit with PwC and Deloitte specialising in Financial Services. She is a Certified Investment Fund Director with the Irish Institute of Banking and is currently completing a Fintech Programme with Oxford University.
2 / 4
Catherine Farrant

Catherine founded Ossa Organic, a food brand specialising in gut healing and restorative foods after discovering the benefits of bone broth whilst she was pregnant with her first son, Jack. After a full day's work as a partner an investment firm in central London and without a laptop, Catherine grew her business in the late evening hours only using her mobile phone. During this time Catherine would go to her local butcher to collect organic used bones to make the nourishing and healing broth at home. Now three years on this principle of upcycling remains at the heart of Ossa's all sustainable supply chain. Catherine's vision is to move toward tradition and away from trend when it comes to food, believing that every meal can be used as an opportunity to nourish your body. Founded in her home kitchen three years ago, Catherine maintains a strong focus on tradition and all organic, all natural and sustainable production and business growth. As a mother of two, entrepreneur and CEO of a B Corporation, Catherine has left her corporate position to grow her business and pursue her dream of being a voice for gut health in the UK.
3 / 4
Daniel Greenberg

Daniel is the founder and CEO of Lexsynergy, which provides domain name and online brand protection services worldwide. Since its beginnings in 2007, Lexsynergy has expanded its operations to key markets such as Europe, United States, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. Daniel has focused on creating a niche for Lexsynergy within the African namespace with the result that Lexsynergy is a leader in African domain name management and online brand protection enforcement globally. Lexsynergy drafts domain name complaints, domain name strategies and implements take downs to remove websites and social media account that infringe upon Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Daniel is an admitted South African attorney and UK solicitor with over 17 years of experience of Intellectual Property and Domain Name Law. Daniel has a 100% success rate in UDRP and other similar complaints representing companies such as BP, Standard Bank, Bidvest, Sanlam and Sasol. Daniel is the co-author of the legal textbook [email protected]
4 / 4
Sugendran Govender

Sugendran Govender moved to the UK from South Africa in 2007, and in august 2016 took over the family run dental practice Stamford House Dental Practice, growing it and gaining a reputation as a practice that delivers excellence. Thanks to his continuous professional development Sugendran is able to offer advanced treatment to his patients and has featured in the local media for ground breaking work - extracting teeth from a new-born baby (3 days old), offering implants in surgery and for his input to an article addressing the "Selfie Generation in the UK" wanting excessively white teeth and the effects of bleaching teeth. Living in the UK, Sugendran has provided support and care to many South Africans living in the UK and currently supports many churches and black empowerment initiatives in South Africa. Locally, he is an active supporter of the Axminster Rotary Club and hosts the Annual Macmillan Cancer coffee morning at his Stamford House Dental Practice.


MICRO BUSINESS AWARD

Catherine Farrant

Catherine founded Ossa Organic, a food brand specialising in gut healing and restorative foods after discovering the benefits of bone broth whilst she was pregnant with her first son, Jack. After a full day's work as a partner an investment firm in central London and without a laptop, Catherine grew her business in the late evening hours only using her mobile phone. During this time Catherine would go to her local butcher to collect organic used bones to make the nourishing and healing broth at home. Now three years on this principle of upcycling remains at the heart of Ossa's all sustainable supply chain. Catherine's vision is to move toward tradition and away from trend when it comes to food, believing that every meal can be used as an opportunity to nourish your body. Founded in her home kitchen three years ago, Catherine maintains a strong focus on tradition and all organic, all natural and sustainable production and business growth. As a mother of two, entrepreneur and CEO of a B Corporation, Catherine has left her corporate position to grow her business and pursue her dream of being a voice for gut health in the UK.
   
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