Research UnitAll Women RecyclingResearch Unit, [left] a firm which manufactures designer handbags, and
All Women Recycling [right] which makes gifts and gadgets from used plastic were the big winners at this year’s ECIC Exporter of the Year Competition Gala Dinner awards held on 18 October 2018 at the Westin Caope Town.

The competition which is in its 28th year is organised by the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sponsored by the Export Credit Insurance Corporation.
For the first time in the history of the competition one firm, Research Unit, won four awards while All Women Recycling won three.

Research Unit was the overall winner of the ECIC/Cape Chamber award as well as winners of the Transnet Port Terminals award for Manufacturing, the Small Exporter category and the Innovation award. All Women Recycling won the Finex SA award for the best non-engineering exporter, the Cape Chamber award for Design, and the Nedbank award for Transformation.

Folio OnlineFolio Online, [left] a translation service, won the Gerald Wolman award for excellence in doing business in Africa.