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702 Small Business Awards winners for 2022 announced

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The 2022 winners of the 702 Small Business Awards, in partnership with Lulalend, have been announced.

The 702 Small Business Awards recognize companies that provide exceptional service to their customers while growing their bottom line. They also celebrate entities that impact and develop the communities in which they find themselves.

This recognition initiative has been championed by the people who benefit the most from these companies. Ordinary South Africans nominated candidates for commendable businesses; Next, a panel of experts had the difficult task of choosing a winner from the top 10 most impressive small businesses.

All our winners at the 702 Small Business Awards with Lulalend – announced at Sandton. From left to right: Mzo Jojwana from 702, Paballo Molata from D’Ntle Beauty Salon, Matlhogonolo Ledwaba from Bread Box Bakery and Studio, Nkosana Ngwenya from NNI Services and Tom Stuart from Lulalend.

This year, 702 has partnered with Lulalend, a lending company providing quick and easy access to finance for SMEs. Lulalend Marketing Director Tom Stuart says they came on board because they believe in the power of small business.

This partnership suits us naturally. We believe that small businesses are essential to economic and social development, and our goal is to empower every SME to succeed. We solve one of the most critical issues small business owners face – access to finance. We use technology to assess the health of small businesses faster and more accurately than traditional lenders, which means we can provide financing in 24-48 hours from the point of application.

Tom Stuart, Marketing Director: Lulalend

Small businesses are the single most important influence on economic growth in South Africa, and we are passionate about helping them thrive and prosper.

Tom Stuart, Marketing Director: Lulalend

Station 702 Manager Mzo Jojwana alluded that the station has always been committed to uplifting small businesses to support their growth and impact in the community.

Over the years, the Small Business Awards have celebrated and collaborated with many small businesses. They are companies that set the trend, create jobs and ensure that small businesses create employment opportunities that help us reduce unemployment. They are also very professional and consistent in their services.

Mzo Jojwana, station manager: 702

Most importantly, these awards foster SA’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mzo Jojwana, station manager: 702

The winners are:

Bread Box Bakery and Studio

First prize winner Bread Box Bakery and Studio walked away with a 702 advertising package worth R100,000 and R200,000 cash from Lulalend.

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Matlhogonolo Ledwaba from Bread Box Bakery and Studio

Bread Box Bakery was established and incorporated in July 2017. In April 2018, the company opened a retail store in the growing Midrand region. They supply restaurants and retail stores such as Pick ‘n Pay with their baked goods. The company quickly expanded its offering by acquiring a cooking studio in January 2020. Learn more here.

D’Ntle Beauty

The D’Ntle Beauty Salon finalist received a 702 advertising package worth R50,000 and R50,000 cash from Lulalend.

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Paballo Molata from D’Ntle Beauty Salon

D’Ntle Beauty is a proudly South African brand. From manicures to pedicures to body massages, they serve you a big bowl of South African and Ubuntu hospitality, according to their customers. They are passionate about beauty and offer quality five-star service at an affordable price.

Their eyelash extensions will not only set you up to look your best at work or in the boardroom, but in a jiffy, make sure you look stunning when you paint the town red. Learn more here.

NNI Services

The NNI Services finalist received a 702 advertising package worth R50,000 and R50,000 cash from Lulalend.

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Nkosana Ngwenya of NNI Services

NNI Services is a civil engineering company, providing civil works focusing on paving, curbs, storm water, water mains, sewer mains and earthworks.

The company was founded in 2016 and began operations in 2019. It supplies and installs paving, installs storm water drainage systems, sewer pipes and water pipes. Some of the companies they have collaborated and partnered with include Ndwala Construction, Road-Tech Engineering, Infracor consulting, Sacola Construction, Pentacon Civils and Labucon Resources.

It is a company ready to collaborate and work anywhere in South Africa, and it is the ideal partner for collaborative work. Learn more here.

If you’re looking for Gauteng’s most nominated small businesses, visit the 702 Small Business Awards with the Lulalend portal showcasing our 10 amazing finalists.