On June 15, 2023, the Sandton Convention Centre hosted the second edition of the prestigious Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards, proudly presented by Standard Bank. This esteemed event honored the remarkable accomplishments of budding entrepreneurs who have exemplified extraordinary creativity, resilience, and innovation in establishing their own brands.
After careful consideration from a pool of 64 nominees who have made substantial contributions to their respective industries, the deserving winners of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards emerged. These remarkable individuals have demonstrated unwavering dedication in driving positive change through their exceptional products and services.
Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards Winners Are:
- Accessories – Bona By Wenzy M
- Agriculture – Evergreen Ageing
- Apparel – GALXBOY
- Beverages – Grandeur Premium Gin
- Hair & Beauty – Swiitch Beauty
- Homeware – Mo’s Crib
- Media – Public Health Entertainment
- NPO & Charities – ZA Powerhouse
- Travel & Tourism – Mogopodi Adventures
- Technology – Reslocate
- Services – Legends Barber
- Health & Wellness – Numa Medical Aesthetics
- Education – Libertalia Group
- Food – The Lazy Makoti
- Footwear – Bathu
- Personalities & Influencers – Snikiwe Mhlongo
Additionally, Legends Barber received well-deserved recognition as the ultimate pinnacle of excellence by winning the Overall Top Brand, symbolizing the highest level of distinction and accomplishment.
“We are thrilled to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of these outstanding youth-owned brands,” said Pat Mahlangu, CEO and founder of the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards. “Their accomplishments serve as a testament to their entrepreneurial spirit and ability to create innovative solutions that make a positive difference. We congratulate each and every winner and wish them continued success in their endeavors.”
“These awards are a testament to the dedication and hard work we’ve put into building Legends Barber. It’s an honour to be recognized as the overall top brand, and to be among such exceptional young entrepreneurs. We believe in our mission to provide the best grooming experience while positively impacting our community. This award motivates us to continue pushing boundaries and creating a legacy,” said Sheldon Tatchell, founder of Legends Barber.
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These exceptional young entrepreneurs have not only showcased exceptional business acumen but have also left a profound impact on their communities and society as a whole. Their passion, determination, and unwavering dedication serve as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring young entrepreneurs, inspiring them to pursue their dreams and make a positive difference in the world.
The Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards extends sincere congratulations to all the deserving winners, acknowledging their relentless efforts, unwavering dedication, and remarkable ingenuity.
“We eagerly anticipate their future accomplishments and the continued positive impact they will make,” concludes Pat.
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