WestProp Holdings was Friday evening awarded the prestigious Zimbabwe Institute of Management 'Private Sector Award of the Year' while its CEO Ken Sharpe was recognised as the Businessman of the Year, marking an eventful 2023 for the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange-listed real estate entity.
The property mogul dedicated the award to his wife Joanna and credited the management team for having clearly set out goals as a recipe for success.
But Sharpe surprised attendees when he passed his award to Lincoln Masiyanyama the owner of Nakiso Boreholes.
He said the life and growth story of Masiyanyama had enthused him, having started as a street vendor and bus conductor, graduating to a courier and eventually an owner of a borehole company employing over 80 people.
"I would like my friend Lincoln to hang this award in his office so that he gets inspired to win the same award one day. The young people of our country give me hope and he is part of that better future" Sharpe said.
Masiyanyama was the runner up in the Young Leader of the Year award category.
WestProp has this year won local, regional and international awards based on its huge impact in the housing sector and astute marketing of its products and brand Zimbabwe.
The management and leadership awards event ran under the theme "Bridging between theory and practice".
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Friday's award adds to the accolades Sharpe has won in business leadership.