Famous Brands Awarded First Position in Prestigious Financial Mail “Top Company” Competition
Famous Brands has been awarded the Financial Mail’s “Top Company” accolade for 2012. This annual competition showcases South Africa’s best companies. Winners were congratulated for achieving “True high performance in their sectors and in the broader South African marketplace, despite challenging economic times,” and praised for their “Inspiring leadership.”
In its review of the Group, Financial Mail (FM) said, “Famous Brands is a worthy winner of the FM’s Top Companies Award,” adding, “If ever there was an iconic South African company, it is Famous Brands.”
The FM noted, “Famous Brands stands in competition with the best fast food franchises in the world, which compete against it in SA – and which have not managed to defeat it.”
Famous Brands’ Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Hedderwick, says “This remarkable achievement is a glowing tribute to each and every employee within the Group. It is thanks to their individual contributions that we have achieved this pinnacle in Famous Brands’ history.”
Hedderwick also paid tribute to the Group’s shareholders, particularly the founding family members, for their faith in management’s leadership of the company. In terms of the Group’s franchisees, suppliers and strategic alliance partners, Hedderwick commented, “Without their enduring loyalty and support this award would not have been possible.”
“I have often referred to our company’s success as somewhat of an enchanted tale, and along the way, besides delivering outstanding financial results, we have been decorated with a number of financial-market, industry and consumer accolades. These awards inspire us to constantly lift our game ensuring that we continue to exceed all of our stakeholders’ expectations,” Hedderwick concludes.