Companies that have recently successfully initiated a new strategic Supplier Development programme or project (less than 2 years) and show merit in design thinking, innovation and commitment to growth.
This award acknowledges companies that have shown creativity and merit in design thinking and innovation in their commitment to catalyse small supplier success.
YOUTH FOCUS AWARD
Initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting the success of youth-led small suppliers.
WOMEN FOCUS AWARD
Initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting the success of women-owned small suppliers.
RURAL AND TOWNSHIP FOCUS AWARD
Initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting the success of Rural and Township-based small suppliers.
Companies who have successfully supported local small suppliers that have notable import-substitution and/or export market potential.
Companies whose Supplier Development initiatives have been shown to substantially impact the value chain, provide evidence of scale of impact. (Judges Award)
COLLABORATION AWARD (SPECIAL AWARD)
Companies who have taken strategic action to develop industry relationships and foster cross-sector collaboration for the benefit of the wider ecosystem.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIER
Initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting technology-related small suppliers, or using technology as an effective tool to support small suppliers.
SMALL SUPPLIER AWARD
Small suppliers, nominated by their corporate SD partner that have excelled in accelerating their own, and their client’s success.
OUTSTANDING GROWTH IN A SMALL SUPPLIER AWARD (SPECIAL AWARD)
Small suppliers, nominated by a corporate SD partner that have accelerated their own growth to an annual turnover more than R50 million ($3.4 million)
OVERALL WINNER (JUDGE’S AWARD)
The company that stands out as overall leaders in the Supplier Development in Africa.