Nigerian Breweries recognizes teachers’ efforts in ‘Maltina Teacher of the Year 2020’ award

NIGERIA – Nigerian Breweries through its Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund has crowned Anani Oluwabunmi, an English teacher at Concordia College in Adamawa State, as the winner of the 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year award. The Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund was set up in 1994 with a startup capital of N100 million (US$262K) to enable sustained quality education through structured intervention in the sector. In 2015 the trust fund introduced the Maltina Teacher of the Year, a national competition to identify, honour and reward outstanding teachers in Nigeria.…

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PABRA, Africa Rice Center announced winners of the US$1m Al-Sumait Prize

AFRICA – The Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) in Kenya and the Africa Rice Center in Cote d’ivoire have emerged as the winners of the 2019 Al Sumait Prize for Africa Development award in the field of food security. The award recognizes best studies, scientific projects, applied research, and innovative initiatives that have a significant impact and lasting influence on advancing progress to economic and social development in Africa. The Board of Trustees of the Al Sumait Prize said that it jointly awarded the two institutions with the US$1…

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PE firm Phatisa receives award for impactful investments in the food industry

AFRICA – Phatisa, a sector-focused African private equity firm has won the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) 2019 Industry Awards for its investment in agricultural inputs business, Meridian. According to a press-release, the Award received on 7 November 2019, recognises investments that have achieved exceptional financial and social returns. Phatisa, through its first food fund (African Agriculture Fund), invested in Meridian in 2014 and exited in 2019. During the investment period, Meridian’s annual volume of fertiliser sold grew from 190,500 to…

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ADM Milling receives workplace awareness and safety award

USA – ADM Milling has received recognition from two professional milling and baking industry associations for promoting workplace safety awareness in the year 2018. 42 ADM milling locations were honored by the American Bakers Association after the business recorded a DART (Days Away Restricted or Transferred) rate of .40 and a TCIR (Total Case Incident Rate) of only .80 for the year. Through its Safety Recognition Program established in 2016, ABA recognizes individual member company sites that excel in safety while increasing workplace safety awareness and emphasizing the importance of…

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Coca-Cola, Nigerian Bottling Company win top slots at sustainability awards

NIGERIA – Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd and its franchise bottler, the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC) have emerged winners at the 12th Annual Sustainability, Enterprise Responsibility (SERAS) Awards, reports Beverage Industry News. Coca-Cola was named the winner of the best company in the Good Health and Well-being Category. Its sister company, the Nigerian Bottling Company emerged as winner in the best company in ‘Gender Equality and Women Empowerment’ category, beating 9mobile,Access Bank Plc, iSON, Shell Petroleum Development Company and Union Bank Plc. The company which owns the Nigerian franchise to market…

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tna co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor awarded 2018 Ethnic Business Award

AUSTRALIA – Global food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer, tna has announced that its co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor have been awarded with the 2018 Ethnic Business Award in the ‘Medium to Large Business’ category. At the 30th Ethnic Business Awards gala dinner held in Sydney, the two were hailed for their entrepreneurship, personal dedication, global economic success and their contribution to not only the Australian economy, but also the community through their extensive philanthropic work. tna is commented for revolutionizing the snack food industry by inventing the world’s first…

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Unilever endorsed as Certified Africa Top Employer for the fourth time

AFRICA – British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company, Unilever has been recognized as the number one Top Employer in Africa at the just concluded Top Employer Institute award ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to ThisDay, this is the fourth time the company has been named number one Top Employer in Africa, highlighting its commitment to global human resource and international certification. The company which is headquartered in London has been certified as the number one Top Employer in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. “The Top Employer brand signals to…

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SA Breweries awards liquor traders with development certificates

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Breweries (SAB), Johannesburg-headquartered subsidiary of AB InBev has awarded licensed liquor traders with the Retailer Development Programme (RDP) certificates. This follows a successful training period which aim to provide the traders with skills necessary to grow their businesses, reports Africa News Agency. More than 150 licenced liquor traders based in Tembisa, Mamelodi and Sebokeng were the beneficiaries of the programme developed and facilitated by SAB and AB InBev Africa. The RDP equips retailers with business, financial and infrastructure skills training, and provide practical knowledge on…

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Indomie noodles wins Ghana Business Awards Brand of the Year

GHANA – Indomie, a brand of instant noodle produced and distributed by Multipro Pvt Ltd, Ghana has received the Brand of the Year recognition at the Ghana Business Awards. In an event held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, the noodles maker was recognized for excellence and as a top player in business and industry. It stood out among other nominees including Coca Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Ltd, MTN Ghana, Kasapreko Co Ltd, EcoBank Ghana, Special Group of Companies, Despite Group of Companies and Vodafone Ghana. The awards look…

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