Event Mechanics


  • Nomination opens on 15th February 2019 and closes on 31 st March 2019
  • Business principles or agents can propose business for the nomination.
  • Business principles or their agents MUST avail the requisite information to validate their application.


  • Judging will take place between 1 st and 30th April 2019
  • Judges will review submissions using a weighted scoring system
  • Judges will nominate 3 nominees in every category.
  • Judges decision is final.

Public Vote

  • Public voting will take place between 1 st and 12st May 2019
  • The public will have a chance to vote for their business of choice.
  • The public vote will form part of the overall scoring for each nominee.
  • The public and business owners will propose SMEs to be awarded in various categories.
  • Nominees are at liberty to use the means at their disposal to mobilize for votes.

Gala Event

  • The Bizna SME Awards 2019 Gala Event will be held on 25th May 2019 in Nairobi.
  • Winners will be announced and awarded trophies and certificates.
  • All nominees will be awarded nomination certificates.
  • The dinner will attract a cover charge.
  • Nominees attendance will be sponsored by the organizers.