FNB Business Innovation Awards announces 2018 finalists
Now in its fourth year, the FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA) in association with Endeavor South Africa, has reached the pinnacle with the announcement of the 2018 finalists that have been shortlisted for the much sought-after accolade of FNB Business Innovator of the Year.
This year’s winner will be revealed at a gala dinner to be held on Thursday, 07 June 2018 at The Galleria, Sandton. The prize for the winner is an all-expenses paid trip to attend the prestigious Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP) in Argentina.
Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business says that much of the reason behind the need to encourage businesses through these awards is that they hold the greatest possibility to answer to the socio-economic challenges that South Africa finds itself. “FNB BIA casts a spotlight on businesses with a minimum annual turnover of R10-million and display the highest potential to scale-up and become a market leader in its chosen industry and hence sustainably grow their contribution to SA.”
The 2018 finalists of the FNB Business Innovation Awards in association with Endeavor South Africa are:
Lars Veul and Derk Hoekert, founders of Pargopoints – Pargo is a smart logistics company that solves the challenges of last-mile distribution by allowing people to send and receive parcels at Pargo pick-up points, located at convenient retail stores throughout the country.