The Value of Awards

Shirley MacLaine, in her 1983 Academy Awards Oscar acceptance speech said,

"Films and life are like clay, waiting for us to mould it. God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it".

An Oscar win or nomination brings not only recognition of the highest accolade for acting talent, but a solid future of movie contracts and larger earnings. These consequences can equally be applied to business awards. CEO's and companies of all sizes today face the challenges of an increasingly competitive global economy. Many companies know that the recognition they deservedly obtain for their current achievements will help drive their future success. Business Awards have the benefits of increased awareness, third-party validation and establishing market leadership.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the following nominations have been received in each of the categories for the FNB KZN TOP BUSINESS AWARDS 2008. The deadline for nominations is the 30 May.


(Nominees listed in alphabetical order)

1. Agriculture

Illovo Sugar Limited, Mondi Business Paper,

The Stables Winery, Tongaat Hulett.

2. Mining and Quarrying

Corobrik, NPC Cimpor, Richards Bay Minerals.
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6. Trade

McCarthy Limited, Mr Price Group, Spar,

Sparkport Pharmacy Group, Three Cities Group,

Gooderson Leisure Corporation.

7. Transport, Storage and Communication

Big Foot Express Freight, Grindrod Limited, Mediterranean Shipping Company,

Richards Bay Coal Terminals.
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3. Manufacturing

Afripack, Bell Equipment, Clover, Frame Textile Group, KZN Oils, Rainbow Chickens, Smiths Manufacturing, Toyota, UEC Technologies.

4. Utilities

Edison Power, Mhlathuze Water, Umgeni Water.

5. Construction

Group Five KZN, J.T. Ross.
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8. Financial and Business Services

Alexander Forbes, Ernst and Young, DRG Siyaya, International Convention Centre Durban (ICC), KPMG, The eLan Group, Shepstone and Wylie.

9. Social and Community Services

DubeTrade Port, Durban Graduate School of Business, Firm Slimming and Health Clinics, The Growth Fund, Videovision.

10. Tourism

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, Fugitives' Drift, Hartford House, Hotel Izulu, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Rocktail Bay Lodge, Three Trees at Spioenkop.
Municipal (Promoting Investment)

Most proactive district municipality based on current and active projects promoting investment in its region. Districts of

Ilembe, Uthungulu, Ugu.

Most proactive Government Department based on current and active project success in promoting socio economic growth in the Province.

Departments of:


Sports and Recreation

Art Culture and Tourism

Traditional and Local Government

Partnership Award (Blue Chip Award)

The winners will reflect the importance of innovation, strategic thinking, teamwork and effective inter-agency collaboration and partnerships.

To be announced

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Press Release

FNB business award winners to be named
[21 November 2007] The First National Bank KZN Top Business Portfolio Awards will be announced tonight at a gala dinner at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban.

KZN gearing up for Top Business Portfolio Awards
[19 November 2007] First National Bank (FNB) together with Pearl Coral 4, publishers of the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio, are currently in the final stages of preparation for the inaugural FNB KZN Top Business Portfolio Awards.

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