Gala Dinner:

04 February 2016

Sanlam Business Man of the year Award:

This award is aimed at recognising an individual who has demonstrated exceptional qualities as a business owner and entrepreneur, including a commitment to corporate social responsibility in some way or the other.

  • The nominees must have been in business in the Greater Knysna area for at least two (2) years.
  • The nominees must fund/support social development either in house or individually at the time of nomination for this award.
  • The organisation must demonstrate the promotion and use of local suppliers.

Sanlam Business Women of the year Award:

This award is aimed at recognising an individual who has demonstrated exceptional qualities as a business owner and entrepreneur, including a commitment to corporate social responsibility in some way or the other.

  • The nominees must have been in business in the Greater Knysna area for at least two (2) years.
  • The nominees must fund/support social development either in house or individually at the time of nomination for this award.
  • The organisation must demonstrate the promotion and use of local suppliers.

Sanlam Small Business Award

This award is aimed at recognising a small business operating in the greater Knysna Municipality area including Sedgefield who has demonstrated exceptional qualities as a business.

  • The nominees must have been in business for at least one (1) years.
  • The nominees must fund/support social development either in house or individually at the time of nomination for this award. (if you support a local charity on an ad hoc basis will be considered as well)
  • The organisation must demonstrate the promotion and use of local suppliers.

Young Entrepreneur Award

The award is aimed at recognising 100% youth-owned legal enterprises trading in South Africa, but most importantly it must either has its roots in Knysna or run their operations from Knysna. This award will recognise a young entrepreneur with a high level of entrepreneurial acumen, who is nominated by their peers and recognised as a role model.

  • The nominees must be South African between the ages of 18-35 years.
  • The nominees must demonstrate leadership potential and the ability to empower others, as well as being a role model for the youth.
  • The nominees must have a proven track record with regards to job creation and must have achieved excellence in the last year of business.
  • The nominees must participate in programs aimed at making a difference in the community.
  • Social Media and Online Marketing Award:

    The award is aimed at recognising and individual that has a strong presence on Social Networks, e-commerce, websites and blogs.

    • The nominees must be active up to the date of the awards

    The nominees must have posts/updates at least once a week.

    Best Tourism Establishment Award brought to you by Knysna Tourism

    The award is aimed at recognising Tourism establishments that have an exceptional reputation both locally and Internationally.

    • The nominees must have a star grading of more than 3 stars.
    • The nominees must be a Knysna Tourism or other Association member.

    Best Tourism Activity Award brought to you by Knysna Tourism

    The award is aimed at recognising an Tourism activity in the Knysna & Sedgefield municipal area.

    • The nominees must be a Knysna Tourism/Knysna & Partners or other Association member.

    Best eatery Award

    The award is aimed at recognising an eatery in Knysna. (Restaurant, Bar that serves Snacks on a menu, Coffee shop/Bistro)

    • The nominees must have been in business for at least one (1) year.
    • The nominees must have a Health Certificate.
    • The nominees must demonstrate the importance of buying local.

    Community Leader Award

    The award is aimed at recognising an Individual that are either a member of a political party, community organisation aimed at improving social development on either a Municipal or Regional level or not affiliated at all.

  • The nominees must be residing in the Greater Knysna area.
  • The nominees must fund/support social development either in house or individually at the time of nomination for this award.
  • Proudly Knysna Award

    The award is aimed at honoring a brand/individual/product that are truly Knysna.The product must be manufactured or produced in the Greater Knysna area.
    The product must be sold both locally and other areas outside of Knysna.

    Local Charity and NPO Award

    To honor the outstanding efforts of this organisation that have uplifted and supported individuals in our community.The nominees must be registered as an NPO or, if motivated, an individual could be nominated based on their effort and achievement (without an NPO number).

    Best Service Award

    Have you received excellent customer service from a business recently? Nominate them!!!

    Lifetime achievement Award

    The Lifetime achievement award is aimed at recognising the significant contribution of an individual towards Knysna as a whole.