BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT AWARD

CATEGORY: BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Guideline:

Entries or nominations from consulting practices that have achieved a distinguished level of business excellence in all aspects of enterprise, are invited to participate in this category.

Submission

  • A written motivation is required, in terms of the 8 criteria (not exceeding 10 pages)
  • Other forms of evidence can be submitted in support of the entry
  • See Appendix B for Physical Requirements Regarding Material for Awards Entry Submission

Criteria:

Entries or nominations received for this category will be judged in accordance with the following criteria / rating guideline:

Criteria Points
  1. Overall management and leadership of the Firm
10
  1. Technical excellence and innovation (Demonstrated on projects executed in the last 3 years)
20
  1. Financial probity (summary of financial success over the last 3 years, audited financial statements, showing turnover and bottom-line trend)
25
  1. Extent to which the Firm embraces Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
15
  1. Mobilisation and optimisation of human resources
10
  1. Marketing image of the Firm
15
  1. Social impact – Demonstrate social projects
10
  1. Extent to which the Firm represents and upholds world class industry standards & International best practice
    1. Quality – ISO 9001
    2. Services / solutions – awarded projects 
    3. Services / solutions – unique niche service offerings
    4. Anti- Corruption / BIMS
    5. Sustainability – project and office best practices promoting sustainability
25
130 

Submit your pre-entry for Business Excellence Award

CATEGORY: SMALL / MEDIUM COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

Guideline:

CESA recognises the need for development and growth of small firms/practices in the consulting engineering sector. The role of engineers is paramount in effectively and efficiently delivering services and public infrastructure, leading to the creation of employment, and expanding the economy.

This award targets consulting engineering firms with a turnover below R25 million per annum. Previous winners and finalists can be re-nominated. 

Submission

  • A written motivation is required, in terms of the 8 criteria (not exceeding 10 pages)
  • Other forms of evidence can be submitted in support of the entry
  • See Appendix B for Physical Requirements Regarding Material for Awards Entry Submission

Criteria

Entries or nominations for this category will be judged in accordance with the following criteria / rating guideline:

Award Criteria Points
  1. The company’s ability in terms of technical excellence (demonstrated on projects executed in the past 2 years)
30
  1. The company’s ability to manage its operations effectively and as a sustainable business
20
  1. The Company’s strategy for the development of Young Engineers for future sustainability
10
  1. Examples of projects showcasing the entrant’s participation in the project resulting in a beneficial impact on the community it serves
20
  1. The company’s ability to demonstrate growth in meeting the needs of clients.
20
  1. Implementation of an effective Quality Management System
10
  1. Implementation of systems to promote proactive integrity and risk management
10
  1. Extent to which the Firm embraces Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
20
TOTAL 140

Submit your pre-entry for Small / Medium Company of the Year Award

CATEGORY: MENTORING COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

Guideline:

Our future depends on companies creating an enabling mentoring environment for the development of future engineers and leaders.

Submission

  • A written motivation is required, in terms of the 5 criteria (not exceeding 10 pages)
  • Other forms of evidence can be submitted in support of the entry 
  • See Appendix B for Physical Requirements Regarding Material for Awards Entry Submission
Award Criteria MAXIMUM
  1. A documented and structured mentoring policy and process – embedded in the firm’s Workplace Development plan
35
  1. Records of employees impacted by the mentoring programme, and evidence on progress to date of the programme
15
  1. Evidence of mentor’s registration and company’s commitment and undertaking in accordance with ECSA regulations
15
  1. Written reports comprising 300 – 600 words from approximately 5% (but not fewer than 2 reports) of those mentored in the firm detailing their experience that clearly illustrates the effectiveness of the firm’s mentoring programme
30
  1. Generalised business mentoring and coaching programmes for company staff
25
TOTAL 120

Submit your pre-entry for Mentoring Company of the Year Award