KIA Motors drives the Black Business Quarterly Awards
- Vehicle partner to the annual BBQ Awards, sponsored by the Big Time Strategic Group
- Celebrating achievement with the KIA Young Business Achiever Award
KIA Motors is proud to announce its vehicle partnership to the 2017 BBQ Awards, sponsored by the Big Time Strategic Group, which takes place at Emperor’s Palace this Friday, 20 October 2017. The BBQ Awards has for the past 15 years celebrated and recognised champions of transformation, and is billed as South Africa’s most prestigious and longest running black business award ceremony.
The Awards encourage and promote sustainable black business and transformation through the recognition of good corporate governance leadership and achievement. It consists of 13 categories open to individuals, black-owned and empowered companies and organisations in South Africa, with finalists and winners selected by a panel of independent adjudicators.
As part of its vehicle partnership agreement, KIA will also take up the category sponsorship for the KIA Young Business Achiever Award. This award celebrates young entrepreneurs of today (aged 21 to 35) doing the business of tomorrow, and is presented to the entrepreneur doing business in a new, cutting-edge arena. The adjudication panel will be looking for a young, dynamic and innovative businesswoman or businessman who has achieved excellence in the last two years, have shown exceptional entrepreneurial skill and flair, has exhibited exceptional leadership and commitment and who believe in empowerment and being a role model for the youth.
“KIA Motors is proud to join hands with the Big Time Strategic Group BBQ Awards as vehicle partner this year,” says Christo Valentyn, Public Relations and Product Marketing Manager of KIA Motors South Africa. “As a maker of vehicles that appeal to the young and the young at heart, and a history of being awarded and recognised for excellence in design and quality, the founding principles of the BBQ Awards resonate with the pillars on which the KIA brand is built.”
Attendees at this year’s event will be welcomed by the multi-talented Somizi Mhlongo as MC, with entertainment provided by renowned musician, Vusi Nova, among others. KIA will proudly display its latest Sportage and Sorento models in the venue, with guests also privy to a keynote address by the Honorable Speaker of National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, and an address by Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration.
For more information on the 2017 Big Time Strategic Group BBQ Awards, visit www.bbqawards.co.za