On Thursday 24th November, the South African High Commission played host to the South African Business Awards 2011.
The competition was extended to seven categories and to say that competition was stiff, would be a huge understatement. The nominees across the board display skill-set in all industry sectors and significant previous achievements.
MOBIvation’s founder and Managing Director, Paul Harrison was nominated in the category of “Innovator of the year” for the impact that the text messaging service has had on his clients (full profile http://www.thesouthafrican.com/business/sa-business-awards-nominees/innovator-of-the-year/innovator-of-the-year-paul-harrison.htm). Also nominated were Sello Thornton for his outstanding work with his marketing company Kudu Marketing and Vanessa Hall for her highly innovating and refreshing approach to Wine Tastings and Courses.
Whilst there was huge competition, MOBIvation walked away with the award at the end of the evening.
Accepting the award, Paul Harrison acknowledged the sterling and highly innovative work undertaken by both Sello and Van saying that both of them were worthy of winning the award before stating that “Where ever long lasting personal change is involved in the furture, MOBIvation will be there. You mark my words!” Video evidence !!
Interviewed after the awards and being asked what the award meant to him, Harrison responded as follows : “It means that I now have proof that I wasn’t crazy to believe that I could help people make long lasting personal change and build their self-esteem via text message. Client Testimonials are nice to have. Detailed reports written by experts in behaviour psychology are great for credibility but to be able to go out and compete with some of the greatest business innovators in the UK, and WIN… That is something that NOBODY can argue with.”