“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, we are astounded at the diversity, quality and number of entrants again this year, but equally encouraged as it shows the depth and breadth of South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit. Growing small and medium businesses is vital to the local economy and its ever-growing rate of unemployment. This type of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit will undoubtedly cultivate a much healthier business landscape for all involved,” says Mike Anderson, founder and CEO of the NSBC.
The 2020 ‘Top 20’ all receive a ‘Top 20’ Winner Award, and are all automatic finalists for the category and special awards. Anderson says the categories are selected with strategic intent, paying homage to sectors within the business landscape that potentially present greater stumbling blocks to success.
The 2021 categories are as follows:
The 2021 awards, in alphabetical order, are sponsored by Absa, Experian, Google, Mastercard, MTN Business, Netstar and Vodacom.
“We are humbled by the support of such esteemed industry leaders. Without their commitment to building tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, these businesses, would have less opportunities to thrive and flourish,” says Anderson.
He says that the NSBC would not only like to congratulate the ‘Top 20’, but also thank them for their positivity and resilience during these trying times as well as their relentless commitment to building a better tomorrow. This year's Gala Awards will once again be virtual. The virtual event will take place on Thursday, 18 November 2021.
All Office Equipment – Sean Gotkin
Automated Publishing Services Pty Ltd – Charles Parrington
Bridgement – Daniel Goldberg
Company Partners (Pty) Ltd – Liam Stander
Drip Footwear – Lekau Sehoana
Filmer – Peri Van Papendorp / Janez Vermeiren
From The Barkery – Ceri Phillips
Great Africa Hair Company (Pty) Ltd – Salil Dhingra
Jobjack – Christiaan Van Den Berg
Justsolve – Botha Van Der Vyver
Kainotomia Polymers – Albert Ivan Gildenhuys
Lifestyle And Co (Pty) Ltd – Aslam Mohamed
Modern Centric Holdings (Pty) Ltd – Zakhele Mgobhozi
Noble Prosperity – Renate Jute
Pharsyde Accounting – Tamryn Dicks
Puno – Faith Mokgalaka
Reactive Maintenance Specialists – Celeste Margo Le Roux
Sage Wise – Darshen Moodley
The Taxonomyco – Samantha Staats
Whiskybrother & Co – Marc Pendlebury
For those who haven’t entered, join us for the entrepreneurial event of the year. It’s how to be inspired, network with fellow success-driven people, and witness the crowning of new champions! – A glitzy virtual event filled with awards and of course the opportunity to meet and mingle with SA’s top entrepreneurs and celebrities in a virtual environment. To see what’s happening and to secure your ticket, please click here. Book now to avoid disappointment.