KNYSNA NEWS - The nominees in the 12 categories of the Knysna Sanlam Awards have been announced.
The voting process started on November 15 and will end on January 17.
Voting can be done online at www.knysnaawards.co.za, where you can also read the nominees' full credentials. Your own valid email address is required for voting. If you do not have an email account, you can leave a letter with the names of the nominees you vote for in a sealed envelope with your full names, contact details and address at Knysna FM.
You are only allowed one vote per nominee.
The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner on February 4 at the Simola Hotel.
The category nominees are as follows:
Sanlam Businessman of the Year
John Metlerkamp, Mario Saptou, Ian Sparks, Enrico Prins, Ben Wolhuter, Peter Berman, Duran de Villiers, Tyrone van Rooyen, Brent Hicks, Carl Balan, Mawande Kondolo, Michael Wilbraham.
Sanlam Businesswoman of the Year
Ingrid Diesel, Ling Dobson, Hanlie van Niekerk, Ilse van Staden, Lisa Ellis, Suzi Bilyard, Francine Wagenaar, Evelyn Pepler, Ella Mapurisa, Janet Ebersohn.
Sanlam Small Business Award
Plates and Things, Bizrev, CX Steel, Hibernian Auctioneers, 2Heads Advertising, Ultimate Cycling, Tamelia Trading, SteadiDrone, Bespoked Bike Shop, @Fire24med, Custom Blinds, Nine on Gray, Emzini Tours, E4Electrical, The Edge Community Newspaper, Knysna Wrap-it, Knysna Locksmiths.
Young Entrepreneur Award by Knysna Municipality
Duran De Villiers, Ian Sparks, Duncan Kane, Dylan Handel.
Community Leader Award
Marshall Laminie, Zamikhaya Helpus Ndlebe, Mawande Kondolo, John Noble, Bomber Webb, Cheryl Britz, Christian Jacobs, Peter Myers, Richard Thorpe, Gina Nel, Noleen Elfrieda Dirkse.
Best Tourism Establishment Award by Knysna & Partners
Brenton Haven Hotel, Lakeside Lodge & Spa, Villa Paradiso Guest House, Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, Stannards Guest Lodge, Villa Castollini, Oyster Creek Lodge, Pine Lake Marina Waterfront Resort, Knysna Herons Guest Lodge, Leisure Isle Lodge.
E4Electrical, The Edge Community Newspaper, Kilzer's Kitchen, All Sound Security, Cheryl Britz, Stannards Guest Lodge, Ascend Advertising, Garden Route Eye Clinic, Knysna Nissan, So-Ca, Simola Spa, Carpet King, Ultimate Cycling, Bespoked Bike Shop, Knysna Wrap-it, Zamikhaya Helpus Ndlebe, Oyster Creek Lodge, Knysna Locksmith.
Proudly Knysna Award by Knysna & Partners
Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, Magnetic South, Knysna Education Trust, East Head Café, Knysna FM, Knysna in Bloom, Knysna Cycle Works, Eugene Steiger, Ocean Odyssey, John Noble, Brent Hicks, 2Heads Advertising, Postcards from Knysna.
Barnies Best Eatery Award
The Bell, East Head Café, Tapas, Mon Petit Pain, Freshline Fisheries, Kilzer's Kitchen, Butterfly Blu Restaurant, Caffe Mario.
Social Media and Online Marketing Award
Postcards from Knysna, Knysna 2nd Hand Stuff, GardenRouted, Elle Redman, Mark Jackson @scrumpyjackson, Pine Lake Marina Waterfront Resort, Martin Hatchuel, Knysna Golden Girls community, Fascination Boutique, Ascend Advertising, TravelbugRose.
Local Charity and NPO Award
Training Ship Knysna (Knysna Sea Cadets), Lukhanyiso Safe House, Knysna Basin Project, FreshStart, Knysna APD, Santa Shoebox Knysna (Kidz2Kidz Trust), Red Cross Knysna, ePap, Knysna Animal Welfare Society, Knysna Education Trust, Epilepsy SA Knysna, Little People Project.