Awards

16th Annual National Business Awards 2018 

Dr Jacques Grobbelaar was shortlisted as one of the finalists in the 16th Annual National Business Awards for 2018 in the category of Top Performing Leader of the Year and National Business of the Year. Over the last 16 years, The 16th National Business Awards and the associated Top Performing Companies and Public Sector publication have become the definitive showcase for South Africa’s most successful companies across sectors. Through rigorous benchmarking and tracking of industry behavior Topco Media researches, identifies and celebrates sustainable growth and impact.

We honor the innovators and the new economic champions so that they can showcase their achievements and share best practices, policies and strategies with other ambitious companies to create an inspirational ripple effect across the economy. The 16th Annual National Business Awards ceremony took place on the 16th of November 2018 at Emperors Palace.

Business Triumph Festival award – Excellence in Quality 2018

(Now considered a vanity award 2019.01.30)
The festival culmination – European Awards Night is dedicated to honoring the best representatives of national business, scientific and culture elite with the festival special awards. This nomination will be announced in Cannes on 5 and 6 October 2018

Gold & Silver Award to Quality 2018

(Now considered a vanity award 2019.01.30)
This recognition is granted every year to this Companies or Professionals that have achieved an outstanding performance due to the quality of their products and services. This award was held on the 9th June 2018 in Mexico.

Royal Crown of Excellence Awards

(Now considered a vanity award 2019.01.30)
This recognition is granted every year to those companies or professionals that have achieved an outstanding performance due to the quality of their products and services. This award was held on the 9th to the 10th March 2018 in Mexico.

Titans Cricket (Pty) Ltd –  Stadium and Facilities Conference

The International Sports Exchange Conference and National Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa and Titans Cricket (Pty) Ltd. The conference created a platform for shared insights into administration and management of sports stadia and sports facilities through a panel discussion on key themes. Dr Jacques Grobbelaar a speaker at the conference addressed the delegates on ‘International Best Practices’ The days of single – use sport facilities are numbered as clubs, community centres and stadia are under increasing pressure to optimize cost for their establishment, management and maintenance.

The panel examined the International Best Practices in the Sports Industry and SuperSport Pak introduced the stadiums and facilities. The conference was held on Thursday 22nd and 23rd March 2018 at the SuperSport Park Stadium. 

Dr Jacques Grobbelaar Honored by the Commonwealth University

Dr Jacques Grobbelaar was amongst an illustrious list of people to be honored by the Commonwealth University during the convocation and graduation ceremony that was held on the April 6, 2018 in Dubai. Dr Jacques Grobbelaar was nominated by the Academic Council of the Commonwealth University and received the *Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Specializing in Leadership and Management (Honoris Causa)* in recognition of his service, selflessness and other outstanding contributions in his position as the Chief Executive Officer of Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA). This year’s bestowal ceremony was preceded by the Dubai Top Executive Leadership Summit organized by the Commonwealth University in collaboration with the London Graduate School. The Commonwealth University, a distance learning university, considers the sharing of knowledge extremely important as it leads to sharpening and updating skills and good practice. This Awards ceremony took place in Dubai from the 3rd to the 6th April 2018. 

Nominated for the Oliver Top Empowerment Awards

Against strong competition, STADIUM MANGEMENT SA and Dr Jacques Grobbelaar were confirmed as Finalists in the 17th annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards. In its 17th year, the Oliver Top Empowerment Awards recognises companies and individuals for their contribution and commitment to empowerment in South Africa; acknowledging the efforts of businesses, civil society, the public sector and outstanding individuals. According to Top Media and Communication Marketing and Events Director Karla Fletcher: “Our judges were seriously impressed by the calibre of entries received this year. Dividing winners from finalists will not be easy for them. Every leading business has a core priority that it pursues, whether that is to be a sustainability leader, an innovator or an employer of choice. The marketplace should know that all of our finalists have been astutely researched and shown to be the best at what they do.” This awards is taking place on 12th April 2018, at Emperors Palace.

The Stadium Business Awards

Dr Jacques Grobbelaar has been nominated once again for the Executive of the Year 2018 Award. Launched in 2010, The Stadium Business Awards are the first industry awards for the stadium sector, by the stadium sector. In Nuttall, founder, The Stadium Business said: ‘The Stadium Business Awards is about recognizing leadership, innovation and achievements in the delivery, operations and management of sports facilities globally’. The Stadium Business Awards – the Summit is the essential industry meeting of the Year!

The final speaker line up will be a 40 – strong stellar cast of the industry’s movers, shakers and all round disruptors, including Stadium Management SA’s Dr Jacques Grobbelaar to guide the audience as we debate discuss and decide the future of the stadia. The Awards Evening and the Summit takes place from the 11th to the 14th June 2018 in Manchester UK in London.

Winner – The International European Quality and Socrates Awards

(Now considered a vanity award 2019.01.30)
The ‘Summit of Leaders’ has become the traditional grand-scale annual gathering of regional business and academic elite from 48 countries as well as honorable members and partners of the Academic Union, Oxford and the Club of Rectors of Europe. It provides a multicultural platform between business, science, education, R&D, local governments and municipalities – all leaders of social institutions that pursue positive social transformation nationally and globally. Jacques Grobbelaar attended The 2017 Awards at the prestigious Cocktail and Gala dinner ceremony that took place on the 19th and 20th December 2017 at The EBA Global Oxford in the UK.

Mr. Jacques Grobbelaar and Stadium Management won in two (2) categories:
The International Socrates Award – This is the personal nomination and the most prestigious award of EBA.

The International European Quality Award – This award is given to the   company for their high quality of services and products that meet European standards.

Champion People South African of the Week (Champions South Africa)

As recognition for being awarded the Top Business Leader of the Year Award at the National Business of Year Awards ceremony, SMSA CEO Jacques Grobbelaar, was acknowledged as a Champion South African of the week on the 21st of November 2017, by the leading SABC national radio station, SAFM, and their prestigious honours in recognising top performing South Africans around the world.

Winner The National Business Awards 2017 – National Business of the Year

Stadium Management South Africa and Jacques Grobbelaar has won The National Business of the Year Awards which was introduced in 2002 to recognise the success, innovation and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors. These awards are presented in association with SA’s Top Performing Publication to honour South Africa’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. The Awards also recognise the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through the excellence of service, commitment to their customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability. The National Business Awards ceremony took place on the 16th of November 2017 at Emperors Palace. 

The National Business Awards 2017 – Top Performing Business Leader of the Year

Jacques Grobbelaar also won The National Business Awards in the category of Top Performing Business Leader of the Year, which was introduced in 2002 to recognise the success, innovation and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors. The National Business Awards ceremony took place on the 16th of November 2017 at Emperors Palace.

Entrepreneur of the Year competition® sponsored by Sanlam and Business Partners

Jacques Grobbelaar CEO was nominated as a finalist amongst 15 other candidates in the country. The Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS is an annual competition that recognizes and honors South African entrepreneurs in the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector. The competition celebrates excellence in entrepreneurship with the aim to inspire others to venture into and succeed in the world of business. Entrepreneur of the Year® Celebratory Dinner and Awards Breakfast took take place on 5th and 6th of September 2017 in Johannesburg at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Rosebank.

Winner 2017 International Arch of Europe (IAE) Award

(Now considered a vanity award 2019.01.30)
SMSA has received the Arch of Europe Trophy which was presented at the annual International Arch of Europe Convention in Frankfurt, Germany, on the 1st of July, 2017. SMSA received the 2017 IAE Award in the platinum category, with the company internationally recognized as a driving force for quality and excellence. The Technical University of Madrid or sometimes called Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) is a Spanish University, located in Madrid. It was founded in 1971 as the result of merging different Technical Schools of Engineering and Architecture, originating mainly in the 18th century. Over 35,000 students attend classes during the year.

Jacques Grobbelaar was highly recognized and was received by the UPM the biggest university in Spain as having presented a lecture in the topic of Learning and Growth Perspectives: Business Process Perspective, Customer Perspective, and Technology Perspective – Intelligent Management.

Champion South African of the Week (Radio SAFM)

As recognition for the Manager of the Year international accolade, SMSA CEO Jacques Grobbelaar, was acknowledged as a Champion South African by the leading SABC national radio station, SAFM, and their prestigious honours in recognising top performing South Africans around the world.

Winner 2017 Europe Business Assembly Enterprise of the Year Award

(Now considered a vanity award 2019.01.30)
The Socrates Nomination Committee selects best international leaders based on research carried out by the EBA analytic centre. The Manager of the Year award recognises CEOs, company owners and top-level managers who have contributed to the success of their companies through advancing best management practice, and delivering high quality services for employees and customers.

Winner 2017 Europe Business Assembly Manager of the Year (Jacques Grobbelaar)

(Now considered a vanity award 2019.01.30)
SMSA CEO, Jacques Grobbelaar, was awarded for leadership in the past year and achievements by SMSA. The Socrates Nomination Committee selects best leaders based on research carried out by the EBA analytic centre. The Manager of the Year award recognises CEOs, company owners and top-level managers who have contributed to the success of their companies through advancing best management practice, and delivering high quality services for employees and customers.

Winner 2016 Peace Ambassador Award from the Universal Peace Federation Revelation (Mr. Jacques Grobbelaar)

(Now considered a vanity award 2019.01.30)
SMSA CEO, Jacques Grobbelaar, was recognised for excellent leadership and the company’s contribution to surrounding communities by an international and inter-religious network of individuals and organisations. The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) committee includes representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector, and is dedicated towards achieving community prosperity and world peace.

Finalist 2013   Stadium Business Awards Executive of the Year (CEO Jacques Grobbelaar)

SMSA CEO, Jacques Grobbelaar, was shortlisted in the Manager of the Year category with the leading Stadium Business Awards, which recognises leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally.