The annual Nedbank PMCB Business Awards, presented at the annual banquet on 8 November, was a glittering affair that recognised companies and individuals for their exemplary achievements in 2019. Supported by sponsors Nedbank, Vodacom, CHC Catering, Big Beat and Capital Media, the evening celebrated the hard work, determination and focus of businesses during tough times. The 2019 winners are:
Business of the Year (services): Capitol Caterers; runner-up: Poobie Naidoo Sports Wholesalers. Business of the Year (manufacturing): Brink Towing Systems. Business of the Year (SOE): Umgeni Water. Medium Business of the Year: Nashua Maritzburg. Small Business of the Year (professional services): Akeso Clinic – Pietermaritzburg. Small Business of the Year (retail): Sagewood Cafe; runner-up: Coffeeberry Cafe. Champion Entrepreneur: Omy Naidoo of Omy Naidoo. Social Enterprise of the Year (large): Midlands Community College Association; runner-up: Msunduzi Hospice Association. Social Enterprise of the Year (small): Singakwenza Education and Health NPC. Special award: Liberty Midlands Mall.