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Sureswipe’s managing director, Paul Kent received the 2018 National Entrepreneur Champion award, which was announced by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events on Friday 9 November.
Kent commented, “We were honoured to walk away with two nominations this year — one personal award for the National Entrepreneur Champion and a second for Sureswipe being nominated in the ‘NSBC Top 20’ Small business category. I was overwhelmed and excited to be nominated, but very thankful for such a prestigious acknowledgment from our industry,”
“I am proud to stand alongside the other seven champions who won awards for other categories, as well as the other ‘Top 20’ companies.
“We salute this initiative by the NSBC and partners, who work with over 127 000 SMEs, as it acknowledges and encourages young and emerging entrepreneurs to continue to develop their businesses, which ultimately is the way to grow our economy and create jobs,” he said.
In 2008, Sureswipe — one of South Africa’s first Payment Service Providers — made a commitment to make a difference to independent retailers. According to Kent, this sector has a history of being under-serviced and overcharged by large financial institutions.
“We spotted this gap and a passionate team has worked hard and smart to honour our commitment” he said.
“Our ongoing innovation and product extension are continuously delivering solutions that add value to our clients. What started as a simple payment solution now includes integrated payments, mPOS (mobile point of sale), gift and loyalty programmes and funding,” he added.
Today, Sureswipe employs approximately 150 people across SA who work tirelessly to add value to their 9000 plus clients.
For more information about the awards and full winners list visit: http://www.thesmallbusinesssite.co.za/2018/11/08/2018-south-african-small-business-award-winners-announced/