Award Categories

Grand Nigeria Business awards will accept entries in the following categories:

GROUNDBREAKING AWARDS

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GROUNDBREAKING AWARDS

This award goes to the company/organization which has gone above and beyond best practices to pioneer new concepts, through research and innovation, which could influence long term, broader business objectives within multiple terrains in the nation’s business landscape

INNOVATION AWARDS

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INNOVATION AWARDS

The big innovation awards recognize those organizations and people who bring new ideas to life

GROWTH & EXPANSION AWARDS

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GROWTH & EXPANSION AWARDS

For this category, companies will be evaluated on the grounds of growth & expansion, with the company found worthy of fulfilling these two criteria bagging the award.

Growth: Recognize the providers and champions of growth finance that are contributing “more than finance’ to help businesses scale to even greater heights. The award celebrates the business best at innovating in financial services, creating jobs, nurturing talent, boosting productivity and fueling regional expansion.

Expansion: Aims at rewarding organizations that are changing their business by focusing on creating better experiences in both current channels and introducing new ones, addressing new audiences and challenges, and resulting in measurable results.

HUMAN CAPITAL AWARDS

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HUMAN CAPITAL AWARDS

This will be given in recognition of a company’s professional manpower development and commitment to the development of a particular industry.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARDS

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARDS

This award identifies and recognizes the company which demonstrates the best efforts at integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

1. REAL ESTATE

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REAL ESTATE

Nominees must possess:

  • Customer-oriented outlook
  • Unparalleled construction quality
  • Sustainable and creative projects
  • Transparency, reliability and consistency.
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Big on policies that promote inclusion and the plight of low-income earners

2. AGRICULTURAL/AGRO-ALLIED COMPANY

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AGRICULTURAL/AGRO-ALLIED COMPANY

Nominees must possess:

  • Effective supply chain management
  • Good agricultural product to market practices especially in production, processing, and distribution.

3. FASHION

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FASHION

Nominees must possess:

  • A significant level of Brand Loyalty and acceptance
  • Good quality Branding and Sense of Style
  • Steady Distribution Channels
  • Good customer feedback and outstanding customer service

4. TECH

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TECH

Nominees will have the following qualities:

  • Good employees welfare programs
  • Good customer feedback policy
  • Big on having a great platform, not just a product.
  • Values must resonate with users.
  • Show leadership
  • Stellar customer service.
  • Must be adaptable.

5. BEAUTY AND COSMETICS

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BEAUTY AND COSMETICS

  • Effective supply chain management
  • Good agricultural product to market practices especially in production, processing, and distribution.

6. TELECOMMUNICATION

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Nominees will have:

  • A significant level of Brand Loyalty and acceptance
  • Good quality Branding and Sense of Style
  • Steady Distribution Channels
  • Good customer feedback and outstanding customer service

7. INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER

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INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER

  • High speed of responsiveness
  • High resolution time/low downtime periods
  • Offering people-friendly and inclusive products/packages
  • Big on corporate social responsibility culture

8. FINANCIAL SERVICES

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Nominees will have:

  1. Commercial bank – Business excellence award
  2. Microfinance bank – Business excellence award
  3. Digital Bank – Business excellence award
  • Must have Attractive Interest Rates
  • No unnecessary charges and deductions
  • No Minimum Balance Requirements
  • Secure Online Banking Features.
  • Good Mobile Banking Options
  • Great Customer Service.
  • Loyalty Perks

9. LOGISTIC/TRANSPOTATION

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LOGISTIC/TRANSPOTATION

  • Great experience transporting goods around the country, and even around the world.
  • Dedication to Strong Customer Service
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Offer wide range of people-friendly services.
  • Time-Oriented

10. TRAVEL AGENCY

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TRAVEL AGENCY

  • They are highly organized.
  • Great at planning
  • Visionary
  • They must have great people skills
  • They must be internet/technology savvy
  • Must be natural explorers

11. AVIATION

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AVIATION

  • Customer Service
  • Comfort And Space
  • Great price with great deals
  • Inflight Meals ·
  • Keep to flight time except for safety precautions

12. HOSPITALITY

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HOSPITALITY

  • Customer-centered policies and services
  • Creating experiences (Excellence-driven hotels and offer unique 5-senses settings, as well as intense, sustainable, eco-friendly and memorable experiences)
  • Overall service quality to costumers
  • Loyalty to customer
  • Human resource management(how to manage their staff will determine how their staff will treat customers)

13. HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION

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HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION

  • How well they put patients first
  • Delivery with compassionate care.
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Fostering a culture of innovation.
  • Trust Spok for clinical communication.

14. E-COMMERCE

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E-COMMERCE

  • Fast load time.
  • Clear, easy navigation.
  •        Appealing aesthetics.
  • Efficient shopping cart.
  • Secure payment network.
  • Strong social elements.
  • Clear imagery and descriptions.
  • Effective calls to action.

15. ADVERTISING/DIGITAL AGENCY

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ADVERTISING/DIGITAL AGENCY

  • Demonstrates Digital expertise.
  • Big Data-driven advertising
  • An emphasis on content and storytelling. …
  • Design-focused. …
  • Sound Knowledge of the customer
  • Focused on business growth and revenue.
  • Strong belief in ongoing learning and education. …
  • Run by Passionate and enthusiastic people

16. MEDIA

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MEDIA

Business Excellence Awards to the best media company

  • Must be big on integrity, credibility and truthfulness
  • Must have a great presence on social media
  • Must be creative
  • Must have strong company values.
  • Must have a team of experienced professionals.
  • Must be passionate about their work.

OTHERS

  1. TV personality of the year
  2. Radio personality of the year
  3. Online news site of the year
  4. Best online TV 2022
  5. Newspaper of the year
  6. Magazine of the year

17. ENTERTAINMENT

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ENTERTAINMENT

  • Comedian of the year
  • Online comedian of the year
  • Actor of the year
  • Artiste of the year
  • Influencer of the year
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18. EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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ADVERTISING/DIGITAL AGENCY

Institute of the year

  • This will be a university affiliated school of Business or business institute/enterprise & skills development center that has made the most contributions to the continued growth and development of Nigeria’s business landscape through quality business education and research.

Life/Business Coach of the year

  • This award goes to the Life/Business coach who have steered thousands of individuals, companies and careers in the right direction, through timeless teachings, books, seminars, workshops, conferences, personal mentoring. The ideal individual will be approachable, personable, friendly and helpful. They should be enthusiastic, empathic and have a sense of humour and patience.

19. COMMERCIAL/RETAIL CLASS

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COMMERCIAL/RETAIL CLASS

  1. CONSUMER BRANDS (food & beverages)
  2. CONSUMER BRANDS (detergent)
  • Must have a clear vision
  • Must evolve their offering/products
  • Must possess a strong culture of customer satisfaction
  • Must always deliver emotional and self-expressive benefits
  • They address a real unmet need.
  • Big on scaling
  • They integrate social and environmental programs into the brand.

SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORY

AWARD OF HONOR TO SELECTED INDIVIDUALS

1. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

This Award is intended for individuals with at least 10 years of documented accomplishments within the fiscal/financial, business or public service terrains and who have had a significant impact on a large number of individuals, organizations and the society at large

2. ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (Men & Women)

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ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (Men & Women)

This will be, a young/emerging entrepreneur who is in charge of a successful start-up or scale-up.

3. CEO OF THE YEAR

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CEO OF THE YEAR

Nominations for the CEO of the Year will be made by another CEO, Chairman or President of an established firm. CEOs must be in their position for a minimum of 5 years to qualify

4. MOST ADMIRED REALTOR OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY FAVOURITE AWARD)

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MOST ADMIRED REALTOR OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY FAVOURITE AWARD)

The REALTOR of the Year Award recognizes the REALTOR who has contributed the most to the real estate profession, to fellow REALTORS, and to the community-at-large during the career of the nominee.

5. BUSINESS LEADER (BEST MAN IN BUSINESS/BEST WOMAN IN BUSINESS)

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BUSINESS LEADER (BEST MAN IN BUSINESS/BEST WOMAN IN BUSINESS)

Business leader awards will go to a man and woman who motivate a group of people in order to achieve tremendous feats in diverse areas of business and enterprise.

6. MAN OF THE YEAR

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MAN OF THE YEAR

Renowned Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, governor, minister or head of government agency/parastatal with the most profound impacts on Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora- especially along human capacity development lines.

7. PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

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PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

This award will go to Nigerians who, through innovations, powered public and private service for the common good.

8. POLITICAL ICON

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POLITICAL ICON

This award will go to the politician who demonstrated exceptional ability to conquer the most complex and critical political situations that other politicians of the same level of clout found difficult

9. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION

This award will identify, celebrate and honor individuals and organizations who have committed themselves to promote development at the grassroots through social work, entrepreneurship and selfless leadership.

10. LEADING SOCIALITE

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LEADING SOCIALITE

Man and woman adjudged to be life wires of most social functions in Nigeria in year under review.

11. SME VANGUARD

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SME VANGUARD

This award celebrates the SME with the most outstanding success story in the year under review

12. HUMANITARIAN

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HUMANITARIAN

The award will recognize the work of persons in communities throughout Nigeria who are devoted to the welfare of humanity

13. FOUNDATIONS (WITH THE MOST IMPACT)

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FOUNDATIONS (WITH THE MOST IMPACT)

NGOs and CSOs with the most impacts along the lines of human development

14. LEADERSHIP (GOVERNMENT)

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LEADERSHIP (GOVERNMENT)

  1. GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR (who have contributed remarkably to the growth/development/positive transformations of business environment, infrastructure, basic amenities and overall condition of his state)
  2. STATE OF THE YEAR (with the most enabling business environment and support and brilliant conditions of living for citizens)
  3. MDA OF THE YEAR

    (MDA widely acclaimed to be implementing the right policies for the advancement of the Nigerian society)

15. Most admired real estate developer of the year

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MOST ADMIRED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

Nominees must possess:

    • Customer-oriented outlook
    • Unparalleled construction quality
    • Sustainable and creative projects
    • Transparency, reliability and consistency.
    • Problem-solving abilities
    • Big on policies that promote inclusion and the plight of low-income earners

16. OTHERS

GNB AWARDS

GNB award is fashioned to draw its strength from Grand Nigeria Business Magazine which utilizes first class research, investigative and journalism skills to x-ray the various sectors of Nigeria economy. From the federal to the states and down to community development area, revealing the various business and investment opportunities locked in there, for the benefit of both local and foreign businessmen, entrepreneurs and investors.

GNB AWARDS

GNB award is fashioned to draw its strength from Grand Nigeria Business Magazine which utilizes first class research, investigative and journalism skills to x-ray the various sectors of Nigeria economy. From the federal to the states and down to community development area, revealing the various business and investment opportunities locked in there, for the benefit of both local and foreign businessmen, entrepreneurs and investors.