NuTec wins PCB Business of the Year

2009-11-14 00:00

PROPELLED by ever-increasing productivity and profitability levels, NuTec Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, a ma­nufacturer of high quality vitamin and mineral premixes for the animal feed industry, has won the Nedbank/Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) Business of the Year award for 2009.

The award was announced at the annual Chamber Banquet at the Royal Showgrounds last night, sponsored by Nedbank Business Banking, in association with The Witness.

The award for Small Business of the Year went to Speciality Papers, spearheaded by Ronel Stevens, while Deon Marillier of Yes Please Travel and Tours won the Emergent Black Businessperson of the Year award.

Tony Lightbody of Rural Metro walked away with the award for Champion Entrepreneur of the Year.

NuTec SA, which started trading in 1996, has grown into the largest premix company in the industry and exports to various African countries.

Nutec SA has steadily improved its productivity and profitability, culminating in a before-tax profit that has grown by a compounded 30% yearon-year since 2005.

Established in 2000, Speciality Papers is based in Hyslop Road. Further expansion plans for Speciality Papers are already in the pipeline.

Deon Marillier of Yes Please Tra­vel and Tours has been described as an entrepreneur with a strong belief in the power of branding. Yes Please Travel and Tours, established in 2001, now boasts two bed and breakfast establishments in the city, and a fleet of 12 vehicles, which are used for tours and airport transfers.

Rural Metro was established in 2000, thanks to former city Fire Chief Tony Lightbody, who capitalised on fire-fighting and disaster management services to support municipalities.

PCB CEO Andrew Layman also lauded the achievements of other candidates, including Makhaotse, Narasimulu & Associates, Fernhill Hotel and Uraisha Naidoo-Haswell (owner of Bridgemonkey Brand Engineers). — WR.

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