Jenneth’s Hair and Beauty Studio was named the winner of this year’s 702 Small Business Awards with Softline Pastel in an awards ceremony held at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton last night.
The Awards are based on outstanding service and call for listeners to nominate small businesses they have dealt with that go the extra mile.
Clem Sunter addressed the 30 finalists and stressed the critical role that entrepreneurs such as themselves play in South Africa’s growth and development. “In the current business environment, big business is not able to grow and provide jobs in the way that small businesses can,” he said. “There is such a need to promote small business which is why a competition like this, which gives small businesses the exposure they need, is so important.”
The judges were pressed to select their winners but all were blown away by Jenneth Ntsanwisi’s sheer passion for her business, Jenneth’s Hair and Beauty Studio. “Her strength of personality has been the driving force behind the growth and the success of her hair salon,” said 702 presenter, John Robbie, who announced the winners at the ceremony.
The two runners up in this year’s awards were Shop and Ship, an online tech store and Atlantic Pools and Ponds, which offers pool and pond installations and repairs.
The winner and two runners up were rewarded with airtime packages to advertise on Talk Radio 702 as well as laptops loaded with Softline Pastel Accounting, Payroll, HR and other business software in addition to software training and support.