THE Beekman Group walked away with the “best business in KwaZulu-Natal” award under the tourism category, at the 10th annual KZN Top Business Awards 2016. Executive director, Cindy Allan accepted the award on behalf of the group during the function at the Greyville Convention Centre in Durban recently. The group took home the award in a category boasting worthy contenders which include Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment; Hilton Durban and uShaka Marine World in the tourism category. The event was sponsored by the eLan Property Group.The Beekman Group was started by brothers John and the late Bram and has been in operation for more than 45 years. Leadership reins have been handed over to the second generation. Wayne Beekman, Neville Beekman and Cindy Allan, lead a team of more than 700 staff members, with John still taking an active interest in operations and giving advice where needed. - Supplied.