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M&P Bodies takes top award

2016-11-09 17:02
Delighted at M&P Bodies win are, from left: Michelle Geraghty, FNB Regional Head Gauteng South West; Gerhard Louw, M&P Bodies; Paul Louw, M&P Bodies; George Leathem, M&P Bodies; and Marietjie Esterhuizen, ROCCI President.

Congratulations to M&P Bodies on winning the Business of the Year Silver Award in the prestigious ROCCI /FNB Business of the Year awards.

Although the awards fall under the Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ROCCI), the businesses are not area bound to this area. Entries are accepted from the East and West Rand as well as Pretoria – and they need not be a member of the chamber.

FleetWatch loves the way M&P Bodies’ George Leathem describes the evening. His description combines both humility and pride in a delightful way.

Here’s how he described it: “We were nominated for Business of the Year award and were over the moon as the nomination is a very prestigious accolade. As nominees, we were invited to the Gala Awards evening which took place at the Silverstar Casino. So we donned our tuxedos with our wives dressed to the nines and off we went for an evening of fun, good food and to network with the top business people in the country.

“After the opening formalities and entertainment, the master of ceremonies started presenting the awards in the various business categories. As we sat through the categories, we were obviously hopeful that we would take an award but with the high level of the nominees, we were not overly confident.

ROCCI SILVER AWARD

ROCCI SILVER AWARD

“After what seemed an eternity, the Manufacturing Category was reached. The company that won the Bronze Award was called and our hearts dropped as we thought if we had any chance, it would be for Bronze.

“M&P Bodies was then called as the winner of the Business of the Year Silver Award. We were both surprised and overwhelmed. We clearly underestimated ourselves as a business. M&P Bodies is not a boastful company but I believe we have earned bragging rights with this accolade.”

And so you have. Well done to M&P Bodies on taking the trucking industry onto the winner’s podium against other sectors. Rocky would have been proud of you for punching your way to the top of this ROCCI award.

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