N. Richards Director Andrew Chekani (centre) poses for a picture with his staff members and Chiredzi Acting DA Ndeya Nyede (far left) after receiving the award
Groceries and hardware giant N. Richards Group last week went a notch up its glory after winning the Community Choice Wholesaler Award, a recognition of the diversified group's indelible footprint in Masvingo province and the whole country.
The Lowveld Community Development Awards 2017 edition were held on Saturday last week to honour the highly esteemed hardworking individuals, corporates, governmental and non-governmental institutions from across the country whose vision, leadership, innovation and dedication transform the Lowveld Community into a good place to live, do business and raise families.
N. Richards Group distinguished itself as a reputable enterprise whose presence on the local business scene has brought notable development opportunities in the region.
The group operates a chain of successful wholesale and retail shops that are known for their quality yet affordable products.
Speaking during presentation of the awards that were held at Palm Tree Place Lodge, Enock Shava, who was one of the event directors, praised N. Richards Group for its outstanding performance both as a business employing hundreds of people and as a development stakeholder.
"N. Richards Group has over the years cultivated an impressive reputation as a business organisation of note, employing hundreds, perhaps thousands of people.
"In the Lowveld, in particular, the group is giving hope to many families through employment opportunities. Its wholesale shops and hardwares are renowned for quality yet affordable products. We are proud to give them the honour and we are humbled to be associated with N. Richards Group," said Shava.
Ordinary people also praised N. Richards Group saying the business deserved the award as it had shown commitment to the Lowveld for several decades.
"This is our shop, and I can't even tell how many people are getting livelihoods out of the business. The company has a good policy of hiring locals and has long-running Buy Zimbabwean policy. Their shops are stocked with mainly locally-made goods to support our industry," said Chengeto Murivari of Tshovani Township.business