Wearing pink and playing with dolls is often associated with most little girls’ childhood. This was not the case for Shireen Sayed, an adventurous outdoor enthusiast who grew up climbing trees. This Durban-based entrepreneur, owner of Aspire Project Management, says she knew from a young age that she would carve her career in the built environment, and what lead her to initially take the decision to study civil engineering. Determined to succeed after her parents’ tuition funds ran out after her first year of studies, she managed to stay at school by seeking funding from engineering companies that she contacted more
Congratulations to our 2015 competition winners!
Entrepreneur of the Year® 2015: Gil Oved and Ran Neu-Ner, The Creative Counsel
Emerging Business Entrepreneur of the Year®: Kim Whitaker, Once in Cape Town
Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year®: Bryan Anderson, Delta Steam Systems
Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year® and Innovator of the Year: Nadir Khamissa, The Hello Group
Job Creator of the Year: Lewis Thomas, Partners Hair Design
Judges Prize: Ncamisile Maphumulo, Coastal Nephrology Centre
About the EOY competition
The Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® awards aims to honour, benefit and uplift South African SMEs. The competition celebrates excellence in entrepreneurship, serving as an inspiration to others to succeed in the world of business.