Altron’s Zipporah Maubane holding the Award trophy and certificate

Leading information technology group Altron, has been granted a Digital Industry Firm of the Year award. The accolade was granted by the SA Professional Services Awards sponsored by Sanlam and W. Consulting.

Professionals from various organisations were set to gather at a gala dinner in Montecasino Ball Room on the evening of 19 March 2020 to honour the best amongst them. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SAPSA Awards were indefinitely postponed. The organisers of the event have subsequently undertaken to progressively announce the winners for the 2019/2020 edition prior to hosting a gathering for all finalists and guests. This marks the fifth edition of the Awards following a rigorous process of determining winners through strict criteria.

Janette Minnaar, the chair of the adjudication panel explained how the winners were determined.

“Individuals were judged based on a host of attributes including demonstration of leadership skills, changing of paradigms and innovation within the bounds of available resources. We also conferred a number of Lifetime Achievement Awards to deserving recipients who had served their professions faithfully for many years,” said Minnaar.

The firm awards were based on the following criteria – business growth, customer service, technical excellence, contribution to the community, contribution to the profession, transformation record and commitment to ethics and professionalism. The criteria were not equally weighted, a strong showing in one category was sufficient to put the firm above the rest.

The judges found the following information worthy of the commendation:

In the recent past, Altron has grown by double digits annually. The company’s contribution to the community includes taking unemployed graduates, preparing them for great work and partnering with OEM’s like Microsoft. Their social impact includes partnering with the Department of Education in Gauteng to roll out smart boards. The Group ranks highly in customer service, obtaining the services of an external firm which seeks feedback from clients. The Group was ranked above the global benchmark in March 2019. In the industry recognition criteria for this Award, the judges also took note that Altron received the Da Vinci TT100 Award for innovation.

Watch the Award announcement below: