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Good Business Awards

 

Category: Large Enterprises

Winner: Erongo RED

Erongo RED won the Good Business Awards Large Enterprise category. Erongo RED used DBN finance to upgrade and maintain distribution capacity to smaller centers in Erongo, securing their ability to grow.

1st Runner Up: Namibia Diaries

Namibia Dairies was first runner-up in the Good Business Awards Large Enterprise category. The company used DBN finance to upgrade its factory in Windhoek. The company processes 2,1 million litres of raw milk per month, received from 14 dairy farmers and the !Aimab Super Farm.

2nd Runner Up: Veya ICT

Veya ICT was second runner-up in the Good Business Awards Large Enterprise category. A group of Namibian individuals used DBN finance to purchase the interests of Gijima in Namibia. The transfer of shares has created a space for Namibians to provide the services associated with a large ICT company.

 

Category: Emerging Enterprises

Winner: Welwitchia University

Welwitschia University won the Good Business Awards Emerging Enterprise category. Welwitschia University, established with DBN finance, addresses the shortage with private health education for nurses, under the management of the former Deans of the UNAM School of Nursing and Public Health.

1st Runner Up: Blumfelde Meat

Blumfelde Meat was first runner-up in the Good Business Awards Emerging Enterprise category. Following the closure of NAMCO, a consortium of five farmers used DBN finance to establish an abattoir to process small stock in southern Namibia.

2nd Runner Up: Telne Properties

Telne Properties was second runner-up in the Good Business Awards Emerging Enterprise category. The company used DBN finance to acquire the old municipal building, and repurpose it as a hotel, convention centre and as office space.

 

Innovation Award

Winner: Namibia Ceramic

Namibia Ceramics won the Innovation Award. Established by five young entrepreneurs, Namibia Ceramics will add value to Namibian clay, quartz and feldspar, by manufacturing tiles, locally. In addition to import substitution and improved product availability with a reduced transport cost, the project is expected to create 150 jobs.

1st Runner Up: NSVP Scientific

NSVP Scientific was first runner-up in the Innovation Award. The team of five Namibian scientists partnered to establish a business that manufactures scientific reagents and consumables for service laboratories, and manufacturing industries. Reagents to be manufactured include microbiology culture media, biological stains, chemicals (solid salts) and solutions.

2nd Runner Up: The Web

The Windhoek Entrepreneur's Base (W.E.B.) was second runner-up in the Innovation Award. W.E.B. is a co-working space that provides entrepreneurs with enterprise facilities at a fraction of the cost of a formal office. It also provides a community in which entrepreneurs share ideas, connect with other innovators, and learn the necessary skills to succeed in their business.