14 April 2016 – Adenco Construction was a finalist in the 15th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards 2016 held at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg South Africa for both the Job Creation Award & Top Empowered Business of the Year.

The Oliver Empowerment Awards create a space and opportunity for businesses and government to showcase what they are doing and how they embrace their principals. “I look for precise, clear and to the point responses,” Vanessa Phala, Executive Director, Business Unity South Africa. The Awards celebrates companies and individuals for their contribution and commitment to empowerment in South Africa, recognising the efforts of businesses, civil society and the public sector. Implementation of strategic B-BBEE policies, annual revenue, implementation of effective internal B-BBEE measurement mechanics and other areas of business are all taken into consideration in the selection of the winners of the respective categories. The Awards celebrate the achievement and progress of business in South Africa.

After a rigorous evaluation process by a panel of well respected and independent judges, Adenco Construction was one of five finalists along with companies such as Coega Development Corporation; Nedbank; Mckinsey & Company and Woodford Group.

Adenco ‘ceded’ the winning to the Coega Development Corporation in the Job Creation Award and to MultiChoice South Africa in the headline award Top Empowered Business of the Year.

Says Kashif Wicomb, executive director at Adenco Construction “This is another milestone in Adenco’s 22 year history and confirms that we are on the right track with our transformation journey. We shared the stage with some of the biggest corporations in South Africa and also large State Owned Companies. What is significant is that Adenco was a family owned business (started by Bes and Gail Bezuidenhout in their garage) which embraced true and deep empowerment so the journey was and is a personal one for all of us.”
Adenco Construction: A company born in, owned by and with its roots deeply imbedded in South Africa and Africa.