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Who won big at EY SA World Entrepreneur Awards?

The EY SA World Entrepreneur Awards has concluded its 2016 running, with Super Group’s CEO, Peter Mountford, winning the award in the Master category.

Broad-based supply chain management business, Super Group will go on to represent SA in Monte Carlo in June 2017 at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Here, they will compete alongside more than 50 other entrepreneurs from around the world.

During Mountford’s time, he has turned the company around from a loss of R1.3-billion and within 18 months brought the company back to a profitable level.

Ran Neu-Ner and Gil Oved, a group of co-CEOs and entrepreneurs of The Creative Counsel won the award in the Exceptional category.

“We are humbled by this award which we dedicate to the TCC team which has spearheaded the creative thinking which has spurred the growth and success of this agency,” said Neur-Ner in a press release to Ventureburn.

“I believe that many of South Africa’s problems can be solved if we foster more entrepreneurs and give them guidance, mentorship, access to funding to build their ideas into a large scale industrial behemoth,” added Oved.

EY SA World Entrepreneur Awards celebrate some of SAs innovative entrepreneurs

27Four Investment Managers‘ founder, Fatima Vawda, took the award for the Emerging category.

According to EY, the 2016 finalists contribute 17 000 jobs toward the economy with an approximate combined revenue of R30-billion.

The finalists were evaluated by a panel of judges which consisted of previous winners of the award as well as other business leaders and CEOs. The participating companies were judged based on their “entrepreneurial spirit”, financial performance, strategic direction, their impact on the community, innovation as well as personal integrity and influence.

“We congratulate the winners in the respective categories. Each of them have displayed a strong sense of entrepreneurial spirit, which is what we need the driver of much-needed job creation (sic),” said Africa growth markets leader at EY, Azim Omar.

“Their purpose to achieve a better working world is strongly evident in their stories from start-up, scaling-up and becoming fast growth companies,” said Omar.

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