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About the awards programme

Celebrating Kenya's business excellence

Kenya’s Best Managed Companies is a leading business awards programme, recognising excellence in Kenyan headquartered companies with revenues of KSH 117,520,000 ($ 1,000,000) or greater in Kenya.

Entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

What makes the Kenya's Best Managed Companies programme unique.

  • Focuses on Kenyan headquartered or Kenyan owned and managed companies
  • Recognises overall business performance and sustained growth
  • Recognises the efforts of the entire organisation
  • Measures more than financial performance


Who can apply? Companies wishing to apply must meet the following criteria:


  • Companies with revenues of KSH117,520,000 ($1,000,000) or greater in Kenya

No. of Years in Operation

  • 5 or more years in operation


  • 50% owned by Kenyan residents or entities which may include:
  • Kenyan owned private company
  • Kenyan portfolio of companies controlled by local venture capital and local private equity firms
  • Family Offices

Major decision making centre

  • Headquarters or major decision-making centre should be in Kenya


  • Fully compliant with the prevailing legal, tax and ethical framework in Kenya

No of employees

  • 50 employees

Brand Reputation

  • Clear of any brand reputation issues


  • Not a Deloitte Restricted Client

Not Eligible

  • Public companies where the majority stake (>50%) is not privately-held by residents or entities within Kenya
  • Foreign multinationals and their subsidiaries
  • Government-owned entities / public sector agencies
  • Charities and not-for-profit enterprises
  • Partnerships / Joint Ventures
  • Private Equity firms, Credit Unions, Mutual or co-operative insurance companies

For more information on eligibility, please contact