Businessman of the Year awards South Africa


Sewells Group Businessman of the Year awards: South Africa’s top motor dealers recognized


Pictured below are the three main winners of the Sewell Group Businessman of the Year title for 2013 – James Wood (Halfway Toyota Ottery) Large Dealer category; Schalk Fourie (NTT Toyota Potgietersrus) Medium Dealer category; and Danie Horne (B&M Garage Bredasdorp) Small Dealer category.

They led the group of seven dealers honoured for their performance through 2013 at the Sewells Group Businessman of the Year awards banquet in Johannesburg last week. In his comment immediately after the event, Dr George Nyabadza, CEO of Sewells Group South Africa, said the ultimate benefit was to motorists: ‘Our Businessman of the Year awards show yet again that the level of performance and customer experience delivery given by South African motor dealers is exemplary – and right up to and often better than the world’s best.’

A total of 33 nominees were joined by top executives from Sewells Group, WesBank, the National Automobil Dealers’ Association (NADA) and the elite of South Africa’s motor dealer group owners and management at the WesBank-sponsored Awards Banquet.

Dr Nyabadza continued: ‘Achieving this level of performance requires each successful nominee to have applied a consistent approach to his or her business management while simultaneously sustaining the structured MRA business performance management model which Sewells Group now provides across nine countries. Our local and global benchmarks make it possible for them to target their achievements with accuracy and success.’

The winners of these ultimate achievements for business performance throughout 2013 were:

Businessman of the Year:

Large Dealer Category – James Wood, Halfway Toyota Ottery. Medium Dealer Category – Schalk Fourie, NTT Toyota Potgietersrus. Small Dealer Category – Danie Horne, B&M Garage, Bredasdorp.

Most Improved Performance Group Member: Jenny Duvenhage, Germiston Renault.

Most Improved Dealers Year-on-Year: Large Dealer Category – Francois Croukamp, Action Ford & Mazda, Constantia. Medium Dealer Category – Bruce van Rooyen, Audi Centre Airport. Small Dealer Category – Mark Africa, Imperial Paarden Eiland, Cape Town