EXPORTER OF THE YEAR 2019 – ENTRY FORM

Rules

  • Entry is open to all paid up member organisations, that have been in operation for the last 2 years and are located within the borders of the Eastern and Southern Cape including Klein Karoo region.
  • Exports / Services revenue and achievements generated outside of this region must be excluded from the figures disclosed in the entry form.
  • The judges may require verification of any information supplied by the entrants and could include site visits.
  • All companies entering must be represented at the Awards Banquet on 16 August 2019, be prepared to be photographed and interviewed by the media, and to be available for further media publicity.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All entries will be handled with utmost confidentiality.
  • The organisers may elect not to announce a winner should the desired standard not be attained in a particular category.
  • The organisers reserve the right to disqualify entrants in the event of bankruptcy or any form of misrepresentation.

Judgeing Criteria

Entry Form

Please make sure you have all the required information and required documents ready before entering the information into the form below, as it cannot be saved half way through, so needs to be completed all at the same time.

    COMPANY DETAILS

    Please attach any supporting documentation for your Company Details?



    AWARD CATEGORIES

    Please ticket the box/s for the categories you wish to enter

    Best Exporter - OEM: Exporters who are manufacturers or original equipment for the automotive industry

    Best Exporter - Corporate: Exporters with direct and indirect export turnover greater than R200 million

    Best Exporter – Medium Enterprise: Exporters with direct and indirect export turnover between R25 million and R200 million

    Best Exporter – Small Business: Exporters with direct and indirect export turnover below R25 million

    Best Provider of Services to Exporters: Service providers to the export industry, including forwarding and clearing agents, shipping lines and agents, other forms of transport including couriers, insurance agents, underwriters, financial service providers, sales agents, etc

    Exporter of the Year: The entity which, in the judges opinion, achieved the most success in the period under review. This is the winner of one of the five categories above

    SJM Flex Environmental Award: Exporters who have environmental accreditation and who pursue excellence in environmental management

    SJM Flex Environmental Practice Award: Exporters who have not yet achieved environmental accreditation and who pursue activities towards Environmental Sustainability

    IDC Job Creation Award: Exporters who have created the most number of new sustainable jobs within their business in the last financial year



    HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS

    Please attach any supporting documentation for the history of your business?



    MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE EASTERN CAPE

    Information must apply to your past financial year

    Please attach any supporting documentation for your Accomplishments?



    ENTREPRENEURIAL FLAIR AND EXPORT INNOVATION, INCLUDING OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

    For your most recent financial year

    Please attach any supporting documentation for the Entrepreneurial Flair and Export Innovation?



    WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS DIFFERENT / UNIQUE IN YOUR INDUSTRY?

    Information must apply to your past financial year

    Please attach any supporting documentation for what makes your business different?



    MOTIVATE WHY YOUR ORGANISATION SHOULD WIN THIS CATEGORY

    Information must apply to your past financial year

    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    (All categories)


    TURNOVER

    Select the relevant category for each year

    Rand Value of direct and indirect exports

    < R25 million
    Year 1 (2016/2017)Year 2 (2017/2018)Year 3 (2018/2019)
    R25 million to R200 million
    Year 1 (2016/2017)Year 2 (2017/2018)Year 3 (2018/2019)
    > R200 million
    Year 1 (2016/2017)Year 2 (2017/2018)Year 3 (2018/2019)

    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    GROWTH AND PROFITABILITY (Exporters Only)

    Include actual percentages for each item below



    Direct and indirect export turnover


    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    % increase in direct and indirect turnover


    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    % increase in number of direct and indirect units exported



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    % increase in gross profit (*Not required for OEM Category)



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    % increase in net profit before interest and tax (*Not required for OEM Category)



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    EDI and CSI spend and as a % of net profit



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    GROWTH AND PROFITABILITY (Service Providers Only)

    Include actual percentages for each item below



    Turnover generated from facilitating exports as a % of total turnover



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    % increase in turnover generated from facilitating exports



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    % increase in gross profit generated from facilitating exports



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    % increase in net profit before interest and tax generated from facilitating exports



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    EDI and CSI spend and as a % of net profit



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT (All Categories)

    Rand value of capital investment



    Rand Value



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    As a % of book value of PPE



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    Employment within Company



    Number full time employees



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    Number part time employees



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    Skills development spend as % of employee costs



    Please attach any supporting documentation?



    ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (If Applicable)

    Information must apply to your past financial year


    Please attach any supporting documentation?



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    DECLARATION

    To the best of our knowledge, the information herein is true and complete. Information supplied refers to our last financial year. All information herein shall remain confidential unless we agree to its release. We hereby authorise the use, in connection with The Exporter of the Year Awards announcements and press releases, the background for winning the awards and photographs, and we agree that no compensation shall be due to us for such usage.

    We are aware that a member of our team has to attend the Awards Evening.

    We acknowledge that we have read and accepted the rules.

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    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    Please ensure that you attach the following documents to the entry form below



    References from 2 customers of 500 – 1000 words each (Only compulsory for services category)
    Reference 1:
    Reference 2:



    Proof of payment of subscription fees to the Exporters EC for the 2018 year



    Latest valid BBBEE Certificate



    Environmental Policy and proof of ISO 14001 and other certifications



    Only for OEM category – proof that the entity is profitable (eg letter from auditors)



    High resolution company logo



    5 high resolution photos of your operations. These photos may be used at the Awards evening.
    Exporters Eastern Cape takes no responsibility for poor quality photos.

    Photograph 1:
    Photograph 2:
    Photograph 3:
    Photograph 4:
    Photograph 5: