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Entries are open for the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2022

In 2022 Standard Bank will be celebrating its 160th year of enabling individuals and businesses to achieve their ambitions – a testament to the brand’s innovation, resilience, commitment, and adaptability. Further to this milestone, the bank is proud and honoured to have been awarded the title of Africa’s most valuable bank brand in 2022.

The accolade has been achieved through Standard Bank’s focus on constantly evolving and changing with developing client requirements. This focus is in keeping with the many other successful brands who constantly innovate and strive to achieve success. As such, Standard Bank is delighted to again sponsor the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Awards 2022.

KZN Standard Bank Head Business Clients Coverage, Hameed Noormahomed said, “These awards are in line with Standard Bank’s commitment to innovative solutions that have a positive social, economic and environmental impact on the individuals, businesses, or communities in which we operate.”

The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards are based on King 4, which aspires to achieve four governance outcomes:

• Ethical culture

• Good performance and value creation

• Adequate and effective control

• Trust, good reputation, legitimacy

“Standard Bank’s brand’s positioning of ‘It Can Be’ is our promise of hope, change and optimism,” commented KZN Standard Bank Head Consumer Client Coverage, Imraan Noorbhai. “As bankers we are committed to provide solutions and experiences that create value for our clients in line with our purpose: ‘Africa is our home we drive her growth’.”

The awards are open to businesses and organisations of any size based in KwaZulu-Natal. The 2022 categories are:

• Business Innovation

• Entrepreneur Resilience

• Digital/System Implementation

• Employee Wellbeing

• Small Business Start-up

• Community and Social Responsibility

• Family Business

• KZN Top Brand

• Business Personality of the Year

Grant Adlam, CEO of KZN Top Business encourages all qualifying businesses to enter. He said, “The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards are undoubtedly a great way to share your story and showcase the calibre of the work you’re undertaking. The emphasis is on what makes your business standout in the category selected.”

All entrants are required to send in a written submission explaining what your company has achieved against a set of key criteria as appropriate e.g., benefits for the company, employees, or community. You may enter your own organisation for an award or nominate a third party. The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards will take place on the 8 June 2022 at The Capital Zimbali. The proceedings will be streamed live to ensure greater opportunity for participation by all stakeholders.

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If you have any questions about the awards, entry process or event, please email

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Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards 2021

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