Kgosi Ledimo -CEO Local and Provincial Govt FNB Public Sector Preggie Pillay-Provincial Head FNB KZN Lalita Dhasiar-Ventura Publisher KZN Top Business: Nick Nick Montso-Regional Director FNB KZN Public Sector Grant Adlam ; Publisher KZN Top Busines

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First National Bank (FNB) together with the publishers of the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio are currently in their final stages of preparation for the seventh  FNB KZN Top Business Portfolio Awards.
“First National Bank has a lot to celebrate in KwaZulu-Natal and is proud to be associated with the KwaZulu-Natal Top Business Portfolio Awards.  We have been the proud sponsors of these awards for six years and believe that through this form of recognition we can inspire businesses in the province to strive for success and can contribute to creating awareness of the strength of the local economy.” says Preggie Pillay, FNB KZN Provincial Chairman
Co- publisher of the KZN Top Business Portfolio, Grant Adlam explains, “The awards are given in separate industry categories which present a fantastic opportunity to showcase and celebrate businesses excellence in both the private and public sectors.”
The FNB KZN Top Business Portfolio Awards’ criteria are drawn from the principles of the King Report on Corporate Governance 2009 (King III).  Each award is based on the contribution of the organisation/company to the economy of KwaZulu-Natal. Factors such as brand and reputation, stakeholder relations and goodwill, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and quality of governance are all taken into account.

The  FNB  Kzn Top Business Awards 2012 have announced the finalists in the Sector Awards. Great pleasure is taken in congratulating the following entrants

1. Agriculture
  • NCT Forestry
  • Orange Grove Dairy
  • Tongaat Hulett
  • Sappi

2. Mining and Quarrying
  • Corobrik
  • Richards Bay Minerals
  • Foskor

3. Manufacturing
  • PFK Electronics
  • Safal Steel
  • Imperial Armour
  • FutureLife
  • Fry Group Foods
  • Southern Africa Shipyards
  • Beier Industries

4. Utilities
  • Spring Lights Gas
  • Umgeni Water

5. Trade
  • Mr  Price
  • Sparkport Group of Pharmacies
  • Saito Sewing Machines
  • Boxer Superstores
6. Transport
  • King Shaka International Airport
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
  • Richards Bay Coal Terminal

7. Financial and Business Services
  • Pro Appointments
  • Armstrong Appointments
  • The Unlimited
  • immedia
  • SmartXchange
  • Women  of Africa

8. Social and Community Services
  • PC Training School
  • East Coast Radio
  • Reservoir Hills Sport
  • Gold Circle

9. Tourism
  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani 
  • Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment
  • Three Cities

The Top Brand Award is hugely popular and is awarded solely by public online vote.
FNB and KZN Top Business Portfolio take pleasure in congratulating the top Ten Brands of KZN. These were selected by an online poll. In alphabetical order, the companies with most votes are:
  • East Coast Radio
  • Eat Greek
  • Imperial Armour
  • Saito Sewing Machines
  • Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom
  • Tafta
  • The Sharks
  • The Unlimited
  • Three Cities Group
  • Tyson Properties

The contest was again very competitive this year with a wide range of companies being included and voted for by many different brand supporters. Visit www.topbusiness.co.za to cast your vote for your winning brand. Voting closes at midnight on the  8 July 2013
The directors of FNB and KZN Top Business Portfolio look forward to announcing the award winners on the 9 July at a sumptuous gala dinner at the Durban Southern Sun’s Elangeni & Maharani Hotel.


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