JUDGES’ PRIZE FOR CONTAINER BUSINESS OWNER
BEVERLEY Gumbi, founder and owner of Isivuno Container Business — a container conversion, rental and supply company based in Pinetown — has been awarded the Judges’ Prize at the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
The competition awards event, sponsored by Sanlam and Business Partners, was held in Johannesburg this month.
The Judges’ Prize recognises businesses that may not yet be at the same level — in terms of size and turnover — of the competition winners, but make a special impression on the judges due to the business’ social impact and future prospects, and the entrepreneur’s positive attitude and outlook.
“Having focussed mainly on the conversion of ordinary shipping containers into business and dwelling units, we are well on our way to becoming the local enterprise development partner of choice. We hope to one day penetrate other African markets by forming strategic partnerships,” Gumbi said. — Business Editor.