PERA 2017 FINALISTS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PERA 2017 FINALISTS
The 15 finalists in the Western Cape’s most prestigious entrepreneurship awards, the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA) have been announced for 2017.
Now in its fifth year, the Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA) celebrates entrepreneurs’ hard work and their contribution to job creation and growth.
This year, 227 entries were received within the five categories. The successful finalists had the opportunity to present their businesses to an independent judging panel. A diverse group of businesses entered and judges were impressed with the passion and commitment shown by every finalist.
Category winners will be announced on the evening of 20 November at the Century City Conference Centre.
The respective PERA category winners and those in second and third place will be awarded as follows:
Winner (R75 000), second place (R35 000) and third place (R25 000)
The 2017 PERA finalists
Category 1: Emerging Business
Almond Creamery - Adri Geyser
DeskStand - Ryan Roberts
Eden All Natural - Debbie Ncube
Category 2: Established Business
Cango Wildlife Ranch - Andrew and Glen Eriksen
DJ Rigging - Romy & Nick Fredericks
Mologadi LNL - Lerato Nxumalo
Category 3: Social Enterprise
Fix Forward - Joshua Cox
Pimp My Book - Mpodumo Doubada
The Clothing Bank - Tracey Chambers and Tracey Gilmore
Category 4: Most Innovative Business
FruitLips - Elouise Joseph, Deidre Eigelaar and Liebre Jacobs
Have You Heard Marketing - Ryan McFadyen and Jason Stewart
Whipping the Cat - Graeme Wilson
Category 5: Business with Global Reach
Afrigetics Botanicals - Steve Hurt
MPULL - Daryn Smith & Graeme Wilson
Foxolution - Kerry Motherwell
The Western Cape Government acknowledges entrepreneurs’ valuable role in growing the economy and is determined to provide them with support to grow the economy Better Together.
The Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards is sponsored by: