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2021 Standard Bank Business Awards
Awards that recognise and celebrate the businesses that South Africa banks on.
The Standard Bank Business Awards

An award your business can bank on

When conditions are easy, many businesses flourish. However, it is during the most difficult economic circumstances that the top innovators and the best operators show their true ability. The annual Standard Bank Business Awards recognise these exceptional, growing businesses, celebrating their strength, vision and resilience, especially in today’s challenging economic environment. Business candidates are recognised across 3 classifications and can win in any or all of the categories.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 OVERALL STANDARD BANK BUSINESS AWARDS WINNERS
Reel   Gardening

FIRST PRIZE
R 2 000 000
CLAIRE REED

Elamaswazi   Projects

SECOND PRIZE
R 1 000 000
LIHLE NDLOVU

The Awareness   Company

THIRD PRIZE
R 500 000
PRIAASH RAMADEEN

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 RISING STAR AND BEST FEMALE-LED COMPANY WINNERS
Crismo   Enterprise

RISING STAR AWARD
R500 000
MAJOR CINDI

Corium   Skincare

BEST FEMALE-LED COMPANY
R500 000
VUYI ZONDI

Some of the benefits

Expand and grow

Use the cash winnings as a capital injection to take your business to the next level

Instant credibility

Be nationally recognised by existing and new clients as one of the top businesses in South Africa

Media and PR exposure

Leverage your award recognition and gain positive exposure for your business

Great differentiator

Distinguish your product or service from the competition
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Meet the 2021 shortlisted companies

These inspiring innovators and successful entrepreneurs are examples of strength, vision and resilience.
 

Judging and awards announcements
  • An experienced panel of judges will assess the entries and based on the criteria for each category, we will select and announce the top businesses.
  • The top 10 businesses will prepare a pitch to be overseen by an independent auditor.
  • Standard Bank reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and reduce or extend at any time, any dates of this competition.

The finalists and prestigious guest list of business decision-makers will attend an online gala event where the winners are announced.

The Standard Bank Business Awards competition terms and conditions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To learn more about Business Awards, view our Frequently Asked Questions

  • Judging and awards announcements
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • An experienced panel of judges will assess the entries and based on the criteria for each category, we will select and announce the top businesses.
  • The top 10 businesses will prepare a pitch to be overseen by an independent auditor.
  • Standard Bank reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and reduce or extend at any time, any dates of this competition.

The finalists and prestigious guest list of business decision-makers will attend an online gala event where the winners are announced.

The Standard Bank Business Awards competition terms and conditions

To learn more about Business Awards, view our Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer

View the Business Awards Competition discliamer

Award Categories
Business of the Year
Business of the Year

Our biggest individual accolade. First, second and third placed businesses will share R3.5 million.


1st prize - R2 000 000
2nd prize - R1 000 000
3rd prize - R500 000

Best Female-led Company
Best Female-led Company

This award is all about recognising great female entrepreneurs and business leaders who are making a real impact on their industry.

R500 000

Rising Star Award
Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award aims to celebrate and support the country’s newest businesses. Entrants to this award must have been trading for a maximum period of three years.

R500 000

Business of the Year

Our biggest individual accolade. First, second and third placed businesses will share R3.5 million.


1st prize - R2 000 000
2nd prize - R1 000 000
3rd prize - R500 000

Best Female-led Company

This award is all about recognising great female entrepreneurs and business leaders who are making a real impact on their industry.

R500 000

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award aims to celebrate and support the country’s newest businesses. Entrants to this award must have been trading for a maximum period of three years.

R500 000

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