Standard Bank’s long and celebrated history in KwaZulu-Natal spans more than 150 years. The bank opened its third South African branch in Durban in 1863.
Significantly, Standard Bank prides itself on being a catalyst for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the regions in which it operates and strives to make life better for all by doing business the right way. As such Standard Bank is delighted to sponsor the KZN Top Business Awards 2021.
“Standard Bank strives to inspire hope and enable dreams because they fuel our growth,” said KwaZulu-Natal Standard Bank Head Business Clients Coverage, Hameed Noormahomed. “In addition, these awards are in line with Standard Bank’s commitment to business activities that have social, economic and environmental impact in the communities in which we operate.”
“Standard Bank is proud to recognise the many individuals, organisations and companies that work hard to find innovative and sustainable solutions to ensure that their businesses thrive. In so doing they are not only doing business the ‘right way’ but through positive change are able to provide employment for the people of South Africa, contributing to the growth of our economy,” added KwaZulu-Natal Standard Bank Head Consumer Client Coverage, Imraan Noorbhai.
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
The awards are open to businesses and organisations of any size based in KwaZulu-Natal. The 2021 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 emphasis is on what makes your business exceptional in the category selected. The size of the company does not matter; the quality of what you do counts.”
All entrants are required to send in a written submission explaining what your organisation has done that makes it stand out from the other entries against a set of key criteria as appropriate e.g. financial results or benefits for the company, employees, or community. You may enter your own organisation for an award or nominate a third party. Entries close on the 7 May 2021. The Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards will take place on the 10 June 2021 at the Onomo Hotel, Durban which will be streamed.