Dairibord Zimbabwe scooped the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries Company of the Year award for the second year running. The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed group beat fellow listed companies Afdis and Colcom that were first and second runner up respectively. Clothing and textiles maker, Paramount Garments scooped the Exporter of the Year honours ahead of first runner up Varichem Pharmeuticals while Schweppes Zimbabwe picked the second runner up spot.
For the Exporter of the Year, the adjudicators looked at the 2013-2015 period. N Richards walked away with the Buy Local Award ahead of OK Zimbabwe and MetroPeach, who were the first and second runner up respectively.
Tobacco Processors Zimbabwe was the toast of the National Energy Efficiency Awards. SinoZim was the first runner up followed by Delta Beverages Bulawayo. Regional winners in the category were Delta Beverages Bulawayo which took the honours for Matabeleland, SinoZim, Midlands, TPZ, Mashonaland and PetroZim, Manicaland.
The winners received their accolades at the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries annual congress which ended last Friday. The congress was held under the theme “Strengthening Value Chains for Sustainable Industrialisation and Economic Development”.
Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha, who was guest of honour at the congress presented the winners with their medals.