Our annual Super Tyres staff conference in December 2023 was a celebration of dedication, achievement, and growth. Held at the Onomo Hotel, the event saw colleagues from across the company come together for a time of recognition, laughter, and team-building.
Awards Rain Down on Deserving Employees
One of the highlights of the conference was undoubtedly the awards ceremony, where exceptional individuals were singled out for their outstanding contributions. From perfect attendance records to exemplary customer service and impressive sales figures, there was a nod to every aspect of the Super Tyres operation.
Among the most coveted awards were the 100% Attendance Certificates, recognizing a commitment to dependability and teamwork. Florence, Debbie, Marizelle, Melanie, Yvonne, Princess, Chris, Leigh-Anne, Sasizo, and Prosper all deserve special mention for their unwavering presence throughout the year, some of whom have won this award over consecutive years.
Retail Branch Excellence
The retail branches were also well-represented on the awards podium. Sandile, Leslie, Hein, Lucas, Jason, and Sunday from Brickhill Road; Thabo from Pinetown; Ndumiso, Joe, and Fundies from Umgeni; Lungile from South Coast Road; Sihle and S’Bu from SMT, Andreas and Thando from Gateway; and Ndumiso, Greg, Phumlani, and Alex from Pietermaritzburg were all recognised for their exceptional performance and dedication to serving our valued customers.
Different branches were also recognised with Europcar Jhb, Europcar Cpt, and Bluu Car Rental Dbn coming in as the Best Depots (Car Hire Div). The Fastest Fitting Branch awards went to Hi-Q Empangeni with an average of 44 minutes, followed by Pietermaritzburg and Gateway. Pietermaritzburg won the Most Improved Branch, with Brickhill Road and Empangeni close behind. Toyota Bedfordview took the Best JV Branch, with VW Bloemfontein and Tangawizi Motors following. Finally, the Best Retail Branch went to Gateway in first place, Umgeni Road coming in second, and Richards Bay in third place.
Wesley, Anand, Charl, Bradley, Brett, and Nathi from the various JV’s & Depots were also celebrated for their contributions, with Anand and Nathi being awarded for the second year in a row.
Raving Fans Certificates
But it wasn’t just internal metrics that were recognised. The “Raving Fans” awards honoured those who went above and beyond to create exceptional customer experiences. Chix, Prosper, Cade, Comfort, Brady, Sunday, Simo, Lucas, Nduduzo, Sli, Ndumiso, Sanele, Thabo, and Zinhle all stood out for their dedication to customer satisfaction.
Growth and Recognition
Beyond individual achievements, the conference also celebrated overall growth and progress. Tyrone, Chris, and Hein were recognized for their impressive sales growth, while Cindy, Simoné, and Kyle stood out as the year’s top rookies. Thando, Spah, and Sunday were crowned the best tyre fitters, with Bongi, Andile, and Sandile taking home the honours for being the most effective Ndunas.
Technical skill was also acknowledged, with Thanda, Mlu, and Ivan excelling as the best suspension technicians, while Themba, Lindelani, and Percy were lauded for their meticulous alignment work.
The digital world was not forgotten, with Google Awards recognising the branches with the highest customer review ratings. Gateway led the way, followed by Best Drive and Brickhill Road.
Of course, no Super Tyres event would be complete without recognising the company’s top salespeople. Monique, Ricky, and Romano all impressed with their sales prowess, but it was Romano from Umgeni Road who ultimately earned the coveted “Best Salesperson” title.
Finally, the prestigious Founder’s Award was bestowed upon Rudi Harmse from Gauteng for his exceptional leadership and commitment to the Super Tyres values. Not to forget about Yvonne Stephen, who was named the Administrator of the Year.
Promotions and New Beginnings
Adding to the excitement of the day were a number of well-deserved promotions. Chris Nxumalo transitioned from Fitter to Marketing Assistant, while Percy Mhlongo, Siyethemba Madala, S’Busiso Dlamini, Lungile Nokwela, Musa Ngcizela, Vuyo Mtetwa, Lindani Msabala, and Lungi Jama all took on new roles and responsibilities within the company. A special congratulations to Leslie Bush who was promoted to Financial Director.
The 2023 annual Super Tyres staff conference was a resounding success, a testament to the company’s dedication to its employees, its customers, and its continued growth. With a vibrant culture of recognition, reward, and opportunity, Super Tyres is primed for another year of outstanding achievements.