SA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AWARD 2016 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
“Investment in professional qualifications should be encouraged, especially as South Africa is in dire need of certain skillsets to help drive meaningful economic development,” says Phomolo Dube, Chief Executive of Sanlam’s Closed Book business.
This is one of the reasons why Sanlam is proud to sponsor the annual South African Professional Services Awards, which recognises outstanding performance and excellence among graduate professionals and professional firms
Finalists in the various categories have just been announced in what the judges describe as a “fierce competition”.
KC Rottok, project manager of the Awards, confirms there has been an increase in both the quality and quantity of entries submitted to the judges this year.
“This is the second time we are hosting the competition that draws together all firms and individuals within the South African professional services industry. Following the publicity the awards received from the inaugural event, there has been a better understanding of the process and an increase in entries with close to a hundred submissions presented to the judges in September,” says Rottok.
The awards comprise of two categories; the built environment category and the commerce, law and management category. Firms are judged based on seven criteria namely business growth, customer service, transformation record, technical excellence, contribution to the community, contribution to their profession and their commitment to ethics and professionalism.
There are also awards for individual professionals in each category with the main award being the South African Professional of the year. The individuals were judged on a host of attributes including leadership qualities, innovation within the bounds of available resources, notable career achievements, concrete future objectives, embracing lessons from challenges, breaking of new ground, taking of risks and changing paradigms, standing out among peers and making a difference.
Winners of each award will be announced at a Gala Dinner to be held at the Montecasino Ballroom on 3rd November 2016.
FOR THE FULL LIST OF FINALISTS, REFER TO THE “NEWS” TAB OF THIS WEBSITE.