MEA Markets are delighted to announce the return of the African Business Excellence Awards in 2021. We will again look to highlight and recognise the industry leaders from the varied sectors and specialisms across the continent.
Africa is home to a plethora of business and enterprises that continue to thrive and excel despite the many issues that the current global situation has brought. Our awards will showcase and cast a spotlight on the dedicated entrepreneurs and innovative professionals, whose work and determination has helped to drive Africa to be recognised as one of the leading places for national and international business.
From agriculture, mining and manufacturing, to investment banking and travel & tourism, we look to recognise those businesses that go above and beyond in what they do. Entering the African Business Excellence Awards 2021 is the perfect way to showcase your strength and success within your field, it is also a great opportunity to confirm the belief you have in your work and your products.
Once a nomination has been received for your business, you will be added to the shortlist and given the opportunity to provide us with supporting evidence via a tailor-made questionnaire. After the deadline for the award entry passes, our in-house research team will conduct research into your enterprise from what they find on the public domain, such as review sites, social media and your website, among other online sources. They then pass a case file onto the judging panel who will determine the 2020 winners.
Being named as a 2020 winner will show you are one of the best in what you do. As a winner, you will get the option to display your success with physical and digital promotional items, so you can truly get the most out of your award! As with all our awards there are no mandatory costs, so regardless of budget or company policy all our winners can opt for a suitable promotional item to help them promote their success.
If you would like to nominate a company for the African Business Excellence Awards 2021, you are invited to do so via the voting form found below.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the awards coordinator on: [email protected]
Monday 22nd February 2021
Monday 17th May 2021
Kaven is a highly driven, committed and dedicated individual who sets himself high standards which comes across in everything he does. Kaven has a keen passion for business as well as the determination to offer great service and maximum benefit to each of MEA Markets nominees and award winners.
The MEA Markets team work hard in identifying great businesses, driving many of the nominations themselves. The team encourage external nominations from the subscribers of the magazine, web visitors, social media following, clients and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either their own business or third-party companies whom they hold in high regard.
All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination, nominees are obviously free to accept or decline if they so wish. Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit additional supporting information to cement their nomination. There is no obligation to complete and supply such material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as much as our research team do.
Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them. The team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or by the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment, based on various criteria such including business performance, longevity, diversification, growth (either sustained or rapid), any significant innovations, feedback from stakeholders.
Once winners are selected, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our award winners will be made public via the MEA Markets website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.
We offer a range of promotional packages and items to MEA Markets’ award winners, which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in our magazine and on our website.
We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently in order to gain maximum exposure. Announcements via company websites, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such a great achievement. If you have need of further advice, on how to publicise your win, please feel free to get in touch. We are more than happy to assist our clients with their needs.
Here is the place you will find detail of our winners. All featured winners are included in our digital awards magazine published here on our website and distributed to the circulation of MEA Markets comprising of over 170,000 business leaders & industry professionals from across the region. All winners are included in our winners’ directory which is held here on the website. Once winners have been announced for each year are announced you will find the winners list here in full, please click on the appropriate year below.
Joe Woods - MEA Markets Lead Researcher
Joe joined the research team in 2016 and has been heavily involved with MEA Markets throughout. Joe has an interest in businesses of all shapes and sizes and how they have come to evolve over time making him an ideal Lead Researcher for the brand, researching businesses from across the region and across a variety of sectors. Joe has a natural interest in some of the major economies driving growth within the region and is always looking at what value the publication can bring to growing businesses across the Middle East & African countries.
Laura Hunter - MEA Markets Awards Manager
Laura joined the media group in 2014 and now oversees MEA Markets’ Awards programmes each year. Laura is committed to all nominees and winners to ensure that they receive both a great experience from the team and that winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure from such an amazing achievement.
Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy has been dedicated to the research team of AI Global Media since 2015. He leads the team of researchers with utmost dedication and diligence and has a hands-on understanding and awareness of MEA Markets, what the brand’s aims are and the value it brings to its clients and award winners.
Jane Henderson - Director
Jane is one of the founding members of the publishing group and one of three directors driving the business today. Jane is committed to ensuring that each of our MEA Markets’ Awards winners not only has a great experience, but also gain maximum value for their award win.