SA PREMIER BUSINESS AWARDS ENCOURAGES ENTRIES
As the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) issues its last call for entries for the third annual South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA), 2014 winner Maid4U encourages all qualifying enterprises to enter. “It is an opportunity to showcase yourself and your business. Even if you do not win you will still get valuable advice which you can use,” confirms Maid4U’s founder, Lindiwe Shibambo.
Although competition was rife in the 2013/14 South African Premier Business Awards, Maid4U swept up first place in the SMME category. The Awards are hosted by the dti in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, and are sponsored by Absa and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). The aim of the Awards is to recognise business excellence, honouring enterprises that strive to create meaningful jobs, while promoting the spirit of success and innovation.
According to Shibambo, winning in 2014 has had an immense positive effect on her business, including a 20% increase in turnover. Various opportunities have been presented to the domestic worker placement agency since its South African Premier Business Awards success; Maid4U has signed more than 500 new clients, possibly as a result of the high level of media exposure received. [Read More]