Delegates from Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa’s Mpumalanga branch recently attended the 13th Annual Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (KLCBT) Awards, where it scooped the coveted PriceWaterhouseCoopers/KLCBT Large Enterprise Award.
The KLCBT’s Annual Awards banquet is the region’s most prestigious business function of the year and is the only platform in the Lowveld that specifically honours top achievers in the business, tourism and the community-service sectors. The theme of this year’s event, held at the Emnotweni Sun’s newly reconstructed arena, was 1920s Las Vegas, in keeping with the new casino.
Of the ten award categories, Konica Minolta South Africa’s Mpumalanga branch was entered into the Large Business Enterprise Award category, which was open to all organisations falling within the field of general business that turnover more than R20 million per annum. As entries are invited from the public domain, the awards are adjudicated on a customer survey basis.
Konica Minolta South Africa’s Mpumalanga branch was shortlisted as a finalist, along with the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport KMIA and Mandlakazi Electrical Technologies (MET); but on the night, the Mpumalanga branch’s exceptional performance and customer service shone, pipping the other two organisations to the post.
Speaking of the event, Gareth Fletcher, Mpumalanga branch manager for Konica Minolta South Africa said: “We are delighted to have been honoured by the KLCBT at its annual awards gala. These awards recognise and reward excellence across the sectors and in so doing, help to build confidence in the local business community. Konica Minolta South Africa has had a presence here in Mpumalanga since 2003, where we have offered consistently high quality, multi-function monochrome and colour printers, whilst maintaining an attractive cost of ownership, backed up by exceptional service delivery. Our business here has gone from strength to strength, and we are thrilled to have been recognised as an outstanding enterprise.”