EABC Business Excellence Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Entry Date Mar 26 2018 // News, Events, Opportunities, Awards

• Equity Group Holdings wins ultimate business accolade in East Africa

Arusha, Tanzania, 25th March, 2018:- - Winners of the first edition of the EABC Business Excellence Awards were announced and feted during the grand gala dinner at Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya on the evening of 23rd March 2018, after the one day high level conference themed “Beyond East Africa – Moving from Aspiration to Action”.

After thorough review of the award entries by an independent panel of judges, Equity Group Holdings won the Overall Best Regional Company award.

This is the first edition of the awards, which were launched by the East African Business Council on 10th January 2018, to recognize and showcase businesses that have achieved excellence in various aspects of their operations across East Africa, keeping with the spirit of the East African integration.

“The winners of the EABC Business Excellence Awards 2018 earned the ultimate business accolade of business excellence among peers in the East African region.” said Ms. Lilian Awinja, EABC CEO.
The awards received a total of 109 entries from East African countries. Equity Holdings Ltd won the Overall Best Regional Company award category, having shown expansion and reach across the EAC region, with demonstrable impact on the EAC economies, in terms of employment, innovative solutions or creation of wealth. Winners of the other categories of the EABC Business Excellence Awards 2018 include:

OVERALL AWARD

• EABC Chairman’s Award - Overall Best Regional Company.
• Winner Equity Group Holdings
• 1st Runner Up Mabati Roliing Mills
• 2nd Runner Up       Chandaria Industries

CORPORATE AWARDS - SECTOR CATEGORIES

BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY - BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

• Winner Savanna Cement Limited
• 1st Runner Up Roofings Group
• 2nd Runner Up       Steel & Tube Industries Limited


BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY - FINANCIAL SERVICES

• Winner KCB Group Limited
• 1st Runner Up Equity Group Holdings Ltd
• 2nd Runner Up       UAP Old Mutual Group

BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY - MEDIA COMPANY

• Winner Nation Media Group

BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY - TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS COMPANY (INCLUDING AIRLINE)

• Winner Siginon Group Limited

CORPORATE AWARDS – CROSS CUTTING CATEGORY

BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY - SERVICES SECTOR  

• Winner Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Limited
• 1st Runner Up CV People Tanzania
• 2nd Runner Up       East Africa Tea Trade Association
BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY, - MANUFACTURING

• Winner Bidco Africa Ltd
• 1st Runner Up Chandaria Industries
• 2nd Runner Up       Mabati Rolling Mills
BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY, SME

• Winner Kentaste Products Limited
• 1st Runner Up Efa Product Solution
• 2nd Runner Up       Water Access Rwanda
BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY – WOMAN OWNED ENTERPRISE        

• Winner Aloesha Organic Natural Health Product
• 1st Runner Up Benchmark Solutions Limited
• 2nd Runner Up       Mohazo Eximpo Limited
BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY – CSR        

• Winner Equity Group Holdings
• 1st Runner Up Bamburi Cement
• 2nd Runner Up       The New Forests Company
BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY- GREEN ECONOMY

• Winner Bidco Africa Ltd
• 1st Runner Up Kakira Sugar Limited
• 2nd Runner Up       KCB Group
BEST EAST AFRICAN COMPANY – INNOVATION

• Winner Safaricom
• 1st Runner Up Bidco Africa Ltd
• 2nd Runner Up       Savannah Cement Ltd

The judging panels were led by Mr. Faustin Mbundu, Chairman MFK Group; Ms. Consolata Ndayishimiye, former Chairperson of EABC;  Eng. Patrick Obath, Associate Director, Adam Smith International Africa Limited;Mr. Moses Ogwal Goli, Director of Policy, Private Sector Foundation, Uganda;Mr. Godfrey Simbeye, Executive Director, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and Ms. Jennifer Gache, Senior Industrial Engineer, East African Community Secretariat.


Ms. Lilian Awinja, EABC CEO noted, “The EABC Business Excellence Awards are one of the series of events organized to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.”

November 2017 marked the attainment of EABC’s 20th Anniversary since formation in 1997, a milestone to celebrate 20 years of dedicated advocacy for the Private Sector in East Africa and to showcase companies that have taken advantage of the EAC Regional integration process doing business across the EAC region.
The EABC 20th Anniversary Celebrations is honored to have a great list of supporters: East African Community, TradeMark East Africa, German Development Agency (GiZ), Federation of German Industries (BDI), East African Women in Business Platform, Coca cola Kwanza, B. Braun Medical Inc, Kenya Commercial Bank, General Petroleum, TPC Ltd Mabati Rolling Mills, Kenya Airways, Nation Media Group and the Exchange Magazine.

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Notes to Editors

About EABC
The East African Business Council (EABC) is the apex advocacy body of the Private Sector and Corporates from the 6 East African Countries. It was established in 1997 to foster the interests of the Private Sector in the integration process of the East African Community. Originally comprising members from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, its membership was expanded to include Private Sector from Burundi and Rwanda in 2007 as well as and South Sudan in 2017.

Being the representative of Private Sector associations in the region, EABC was granted observer status in organs and activities of the East African Community (EAC). EABC therefore participates in various sectoral meetings, meetings of the Coordination Committee, Council of Ministers’ Meetings and the Summit of the EAC Heads of State, with a view to ensuring that the agenda of the Private Sector is well articulated and received by the policy makers.

Vision
: Borderless East Africa for business and investment.

Mission: To promote sustainable Private Sector-driven growth.

EABC Membership is drawn from the six East African Partner States and is open to all national and regional associations as well as Corporates with interest in the EAC integration process or/and operations in the region.

EABC Membership cuts across all business sectors and includes Corporates, the National Private Sector Apex Bodies; National Manufacturers’ Associations; National Chambers of Commerce, Employer’s Associations; National Women Associations, Transporters Associations, National Bankers Associations, Employers’ Associations and various Regional Associations among others.
For more info: www.eabc.info

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