We are very proud of our CEO, Phillipa Geard, who won the category award, Job Creator of the Year®, of the prestige Entrepreneur of the Year® award.
The Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS is an annual competition that recognises and honours successful South African entrepreneurs in the small and medium enterprises(SMEs) sector. The competition celebrates excellence in entrepreneurship with the aim to inspire others to venture into and succeed in the world of business. The competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS has built up a stellar reputation of unearthing and celebrating top South African entrepreneurs in the SMEs sector. – Source: EOY
The Entrepreneur of the Year® initiative is not just about the competition. It is about:
• Contributing to the development of the standard of excellence in entrepreneurship throughout South Africa;
• Promoting entrepreneurial excellence as the norm and not the exception;
• Promoting entrepreneurship as an honourable and rewarding yet challenging career;
• Educating entrepreneurs so that they reach a standard of excellence;
• Educating the youth about what entrepreneurship entails with the aim of encouraging them to select entrepreneurship as a viable career option;
• Influencing government legislation by being the voice of entrepreneurs in order to create a healthy legal environment in which entrepreneurs can thrive.