Business of the Year awards get bigger


THE Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) Business of the Year awards competition is on with two more categories having been added to the annual event slotted for later this month. Public Relations and Business Development Manager for the ZNCC Mr Willard Razawo confirmed that two more categories had been added to this year’s prestigious awards. The Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the best manufacturer are the new categories. “We have added two categories to the awards and we will be awarding the manufacturers differently from last year when we awarded the best exporters,” said Mr Razawo. “SMEs are also part of this year’s awards.” Last year, Mr Tawanda Nyambirai of TN Financial Holdings scooped the Businessman of the Year while the first and second runners-up were Nyaradzo group’s Mr Phillip Mataranyika and Bak Logistics’ Mr Davison Ziki respectively. The Businesswoman of the Year award went to Michelle Fashions’ Leah Dauramanzi, for her outstanding work. The first and second runners-up went to Mrs Barbra Rwodzi of BarRUE Knitwear and Ms Caroline Chirima of Baztech Incorporated. Afrofood’s Mr He Xuan scooped the entrepreneur award, beating G-Tide Holdings’ Mr. Chamunorwa Shumba and First Pack’s Mr. Langton Chikukwa who came second and third respectively. According to Mr Razawo, Hunyani Paper and Packaging Limited won the best Exporter of the Year awards eclipsing Nestle Zimbabwe and Lafarge while the best corporate social responsibility award went to OK Zimbabwe who beat Crest Breeders while the power utility, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), was the second runner-up. The much awaited awards have drawn a lot of expectations in the business sector as to who will claim the big award this year.


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