Nigerian Breweries Plc, the foremost brewing company in Nigeria, emerged big winners at the 10th edition of the Marketing Edge Brands and Advertising Excellence Award, going home with five awards on the night. At the event held recently at in Lagos, the company won the Platinum Brand Award, while its flagship brand, Heineken, won the Brand of the Year Award. The company’s Managing Director, Hans Essaadi, was named the Brand Personality of the Year. The Sales Director, Uche Unigwe, won the Outstanding Sales Director of the Decade Award, while the Brand and PR Manager, Sandra Amachree, also won Outstanding Brands and Media Personality award.
Speaking on the award, the Chief Executive Officer, Marketing Edge, Mr. John Ajayi, explained that the laurels were conferred on NB and the team in recognition of the company’s commitment to raising the bar of excellence as well as the unending desire to continually meet the yearnings of their teeming consumers with new and exciting products.
Ajayi lauded the company for its continuous effort to drive innovation through research and development, resulting in the introduction of new products and variants. He noted that the company has so far demonstrated a high commitment to the growth of the marketing communication industry and the Nigerian economy as a whole. In his remarks at the event, the Sales Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Unigwe, while appreciating the organisers for the honour, described the awards as a testament to the company’s commitment to its philosophy of winning with Nigeria through innovations. “We are delighted about these awards and would like to thank the organisers for the recognition. We are much delighted to be honored for excellence in the brewing sector. We want to assure our customers, trade partners, and other stakeholders that we remain committed to winning with Nigeria, brewing world-class products that delight consumers, and consistently deliver superior returns to our shareholders on their investment,” Unigwe said.