Our sponsorships in the area of business aim to honour and uplift South Africa's SME’s, as well as those hardworking and innovative entrepreneurs who play a significant role in the welfare of rural communities and the country in general.
The annual Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS was initiated by Business Partners Limited in 1989 and initially only open to Business Partners Limited clients. The competition was opened to all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa in 2010, with Sanlam as the co-sponsor.
The competition is open to all SME owners from all industries. It has five award categories namely; Emerging Entrepreneur (businesses that have been in operation for less than five years and with a turnover of less than R5 million); Small Business Entrepreneur (businesses with a turnover of between R5 million and R20 million); Medium Business Entrepreneur (businesses with a turnover of more than R20 million); Job Creator of the Year (businesses which employ a significant number of employees and plays a key role in uplifting, up-skilling and training them) and Innovator of the Year (businesses which are innovative in the product or service they offer to the market). Two additional award categories are awarded at the discretion of the judges and the steering committee, namely Judges Prize and Lifetime Achiever categories.
Finalists stand the chance to win prizes worth a total value of R2 000 000, which includes cash prizes of R50 000 for each category winner, R25 000 for the Judges Prize winner and R150 000 for the overall winner. Furthermore, all category winners will receive vouchers for mentorship and diagnostic analysis of their business to the value of R40 000 each and R45 000 for the Judges Prize winner. All winners will also get extensive exposure in public domain to boost sales and their company profiles.
For more information visit http://www.eoy.co.za
Since its inception in 2014, the Sanlam Top Destination Awards honours hard-working accommodation establishments for the role they play in South Africa's tourism industry. Proudly brought to you by Discount Traveler South Africa, over 9000 accommodation establishments participate annually. Finalists are selected through a public voting process and invited to attend a gala evening where 45 winners walk away with the title of Top Destination in their respective categories and star grading.
This national competition spans nine accommodation categories in five distinct star grading divisions. All establishments that are listed on Discount Traveler South Africa are automatically nominated each year to compete. To list your establishment on Discount Traveler South Africa, simply visit http://www.discounttraveler.co.za/ and add your establishment. The competition starts in January of each year and runs for 8 months where establishments are encouraged to garner votes from their patrons and guests. 180 finalists are invited to a gala evening where 45 national winners are revealed in their respective category and star grading.
Each finalist receives R10 000 worth of advertising through Discount Traveler South Africa, a finalist certificate, goody bag, three course meal, entertainment by renowned artists, fantastic gifts and spot prizes. Winners walk away with the title of Top Destination in their category and star grading, an additional R25 000's worth of advertising, a Winner's Trophy and Winner's Certificate. With additional sponsors in the Technology, Vehicle, Textile, Décor, Wine and Amenities sectors, the Sanlam Top Destination Awards is geared towards the direct service of the accommodation industry.
For more information, please visit http://www.topdestinationawards.com