By Anton Van Heerden, Managing Director of Softline VIP, part of the Sage Group plc.

Anton Van Heerden

Anton Van Heerden

Softline VIP clinched the title of ‘2012 Enterprise of the Year’ during the recent Capital City Business Chamber (CCBC) awards dinner.  The awards aim to pay homage to excellence within the Chamber’s membership base.

The Capital City Business Chamber was established in 2008 with the purpose of being a facilitator as well as a hub for business support and networking interaction in order to encourage business development within the greater Tshwane (Pretoria) region.  The CCBC focuses on marketing and networking efforts, strives to make a difference in its community and assists with business related information and support.

As a proud member of the Capital City Business Chamber, Softline VIP participated in the Chamber’s annual awards dinner and we are absolutely delighted with our new title.

On a winning streak, Softline VIP was also announced as the winner of the 2012 Deloitte Best Company to Work for Survey’s business and professional services category.  We continuously strive to identify practices and strategies that not only benefit our business but our people too – both employees and clients alike.  People are at the heart of our business and titles such as the CCBC 2012 Enterprise of the Year tells me that we are doing it right.  It will certainly take our search for excellence to new heights.

The judging of the CCBC award was done independently by chamber business partners.  The award took four major elements into consideration that comprised of entrepreneurial ability, marketing skills, the product or service offered by the contender and the management skills of the enterprise.  We proved to be the top contender amongst participating members such as ATA Training, the Waste Group, DFR Engineers and Legal Nexus.