The South African Chamber Business Awards 2017

The Directors of the South African Chamber of Commerce UK invite you to celebrate the 5th annual South African Business Awards recognising the achievements of the crème of the South African business community in the UK.

The South African Business Awards event, featuring the twelve dish Tastes of South Africa buffet, will be held at:

The Conservatory, Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Harrington Gardens. London, SW7 4LH

Date: 19 April 2017
Time: Doors open 18:30 – Carriages 22:30
Dress: Business Attire/Traditional Dress

GUEST SPEAKER: Lord Anthony Tudor St John
Anthony Tudor St John, 22nd Baron St John of Bletso, is a British hereditary Peer, crossbench politician, businessman and solicitor. Lord St John speaks on African affairs (and is a notable expert on South Africa and Sierra Leone), deregulation, financial services and information technology. Lord St John is the Chairman of Strand Hanson, the independent, advisory-led British modern merchantbank, is non-executive Chairman of Integrated Diagnostic Holdings, holds several charitable roles and runs African Business Solutions supporting investment into Africa.  An excellent speaker who is also passionate about wildlife conservation and sport.  Not to be missed.

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The Conservatory, Millennium Gloucester Hotel

We are pleased to announce the final list of nominees for the Brand SA Business Awards 2017 below. The judges will select finalists from this list of names for each of the seven (7) awards categories and all finalists will receive a certificate on the night. Thereafter, the winner for each category will be announced and will receive their award.

Nominees 2017:

Nominee Name Nominee Business
Adele Walker SAFFA Events
Alex Moss help2read
Andrew Pinto North East England Chamber
Andrew Vergunst McDermott Will and Emery
Annette Wilson Orange Growth Capital
Carolyn Cripps Phoenix Projects
Charles Reynolds Tower Trade Group
Claudia Mathonsi Le Diamante Couture
Craig Llewelyn-Williams App Lab
David Zeeman Dassie Artisan Group
Faheem Chaudhry M&C Saatchi
Fraser van Rensburg Asante Capital Group
Geoff Johnson Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day
Helena Nogueira Living Pictures UK
Ian Selvan Centre Point Software
Jack Kuali Standard Chartered
Jeanette Kruger ZABRA – AfreeBra Initiative
John Downs Gateley plc
Keith Holdt Equity Impact Partners
Kelly Blakemore Halsted Design
Khanyisile Lee Braai and Pappa Catering LTD
Marcus Sorour WE
Mike Butler Mellon Educate
Neleen Strauss High Timber Restaurant
Nicole Anderson Fintech Circle Innovate
Njabulo Madlala Voices of South Africa Trust
Nomonde Khumalo Cucicio Couture
Ntoshane Mohlamonyane Speakers Trust
Peter Burdin Peter Burdin Africa
Peter Maila CDC Group
Richard Swart North East England Chamber
Roxi Zeeman Dassie Artisan
Siobhan Margolis Canon Collins Educational & Legal Assistance Trust
Stanley Jacobs 2Involve
Stuart Craig Canon Collins Educational & Legal Assistance Trust
Warren Hibbert Asante Capital Group

It’s time to once again honour those South Africans who have done the most to promote South Africa and South African business in the past year. It’s time for your Chamber’s South African Business Awards 2017.

The South African Business Awards will be presented to the winners at a prestigious event in the Conservatory at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London on the evening of Wednesday 19th April. Each Business Award nominee will be presented with a framed certificate honouring their Business Award nomination with the winner in each category receiving the attractive desktop South African Business Award. A feature of the Business Awards evening will be the five star Tastes of South Africa buffet consisting of twelve of your favourite South African dishes.

SPECIAL HOTEL RATE FOR BUSINESS AWARDS EVENT GUESTS FOR NIGHT OF 19th APRIL:
Millennium Gloucester Hotel
Room only £125 inc VAT (single or double occupancy)
Plus £12 per person for breakfast on 20th April (Optional)
Parking £40 for 24 hours
Bookings can be made via Priscila Braz at priscila.braz@millenniumhotels.com . Please quote ‘SACC Awards’ when sending through the reservations. Rates are subject to availability.

The South African Chamber Business Awards Categories for 2017

Business Leader of the Year - Sponsored By Sable International

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

Entrepreneur of the Year - Sponsored by Mellon Educate

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

Innovator of the Year - Sponsored by Genius Reserve

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

Woman in Business of the Year - Sponsored by Genius Methods

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

Rising Star of the Year - Sponsored by SA Rugby

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

Promotion of Development in SA Award - Sponsored by Valufin

Awarded to a UK based individual who has done most to promote development in South Africa.
The judges will be looking at:

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

The Play Your Part Award - Sponsored by Brand SA

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

Developing bilateral SA-UK trade is a primary objective of the Chamber.
The judges will be briefed to look for evidence that the nominee has had a positive impact on SA-UK and UK-SA trade.