For the second year in a row, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, Kevin Hustler, has walked away with a singular honour from PMR. africa at a Leaders and Achievers Awards Breakfast held on Friday morning, 13 July 2012, at the Summerstrand Hotel in Port Elizabeth.
Hustler received a rating of ‘Excellent’, and was rated first overall as the recipient of a Golden Arrow Award for outstanding service and contribution to the economic growth and development of the Eastern Cape Province by business persons. Hustler was the only individual named among companies receiving awards at this morning’s event, which honours business leaders and achievers in the provinces, and rates them on their contribution to the economic growth and development of the Eastern Cape. His achievement is as a result of a survey of 155 MDs, CEOs, business owners, company directors, senior employees and senior local and provincial government officials. 2011 saw Hustler honoured as an individual with a Diamond Arrow award, the highest award of the annual event.
“I am honoured and humbled to be recognized once again,” says Hustler, who believes this second award further cements the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s standing as a credible and effective business organization. “The Chamber team work tirelessly to deliver to the organizational vision, mission and values. The strategic leadership of our board, the strength of our management team, and the solid competence of our staff, mean the Business Chamber is well- equipped to meet the demands of our mandate to serve the needs of business in Nelson Mandela Bay and to act as a catalyst for change, development and economic growth in the whole of the Eastern Cape province.”
He continues: “My team and I are guided in everything we do by the Business Chamber’s maxim: Connecting Business, Stimulating Progress. We take ownership of this credo, and strive to facilitate economic growth and development and represent the interests of business in Nelson Mandela Bay at all times. We do this by sharing best practice freely among our members, stating clearly business’s position on key inhibiting or enabling factors affecting our sustainability, smoothing the way for catalytic socio-economic projects and engaging with diverse, key role players on a regular basis.”
PMR.africa conducts an annual survey of the Eastern Cape to determine perceptions of the region as a potential investment area, to measure the contributions of individuals, companies, institutions and government entities to the economic growth and development of the province, as well as brand awareness and levels of innovation in the region. The ratings are based on the perception of the respondents to the survey, and the survey strives to recognize the teams and individuals behind successful institutions.