Urban Organics has been announced as the winner of the CapeTalk Small Business Award in collaboration with Sage, for 2017.
The company designs and develops hydroponics and aquaponics for urban and rural communities and offers workshops on how these systems can be used for fresh produce.
Owner Louis-Gillies Janse van Rensburg accepted the award at a ceremony on Thursday.
I was in the corporate environment, I always wanted to do something that would make a difference. I quit my job, left everything and started the company.— Louis-Gillies Janse van Rensburg,
This is Sage's ninth year providing small businesses with the platform to grow and succeed.
The first runner up is Funky Ouma, second runner up Nomenti Gas Suppliers.
Urban Organics has been awarded with a laptop as as well as Sage Accounting and Sage Payroll software, giving them the freedom they need to run their business anywhere, anytime.
They’ll also receive an airtime package to the value of R250 000 on CapeTalk, to promote their business.
WATCH:# Urban Organics - Sage Small Business Awards With CapeTalk Finalist
Celebrating entrepreneurship, Van Rooyen says owning a business is not the easy way out and takes a lot of courage.
Small business owners have so much responsibility to themselves, their own families and people they employ. It does take a lot of courage.— Tamsin Van Rooyen, Sage
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