BIHL Group 2014 Annual Report Best in Finance Sector at PwC

GABORONE – BIHL Group once again took home the coveted prize for ‘Best Annual Report Financial Services’ at the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Best Published Corporate Report and Accounts Awards. The annual awards, now in their 25th year, were held at Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) on Tuesday 24th November 2015 before key representatives and adjudicators from across industries.

BIHL Group has a number of accolades behind its name from recent years, including a number of prestigious awards from PwC. The BIHL Annual Report has won awards for ‘Best Overall Annual Report 2005’ and ‘Best Annual Report Financial Sector’ 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2013.

“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary of business in Botswana, this is a truly humbling gift to the entire BIHL team and one which we dedicate to every friend and family of the business. Indeed, we would not be where we are today without the support and loyalty, the passion and trust, from so many. This is a piece of work we are tremendously proud of and a great deal of work from a very dedicated team has gone into producing this. It is a testament to the Strength in Numbers behind the BIHL brand and philosophy or doing business. The concerted efforts of many have brought us here, including our external auditors, the Company Secretary, our PR Manager and the publisher of the report itself, Hotwire PRC,” commented BIHL Group CEO, Mr. Gaffar Hassam.

The PwC Awards strive to ensure that published financial statements comply with international accounting standards and statutory disclosure requirements. The platform works to promote Corporate Social Responsibility and to foster acceptance and observance if generally accepted accounting principles in Botswana. The Awards encourage Botswana’s business community to improve the standard of financial reporting through benchmarking and adoption of best practice.

“As a group, we strive to return great value to our stakeholders. This has been our goal for the last 40 years and it continues to be our objective to date. It is one that we will remain forever committed to decades into the future,” concluded Hassam.