The management of the Palms Shopping Mall has announced that after a month-long search for the most persuasive and viable entrepreneur deemed worthy of winning a N3m stall, Loshes Chocolates has emerged the winner of its first Win-A-Stall competition.
Other winners are an accessories maker, BlingThings Africa, and African kids clothing maker, AnkaraBaby.
The firm made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, adding that in a reality show-styled finale, members of the Palms management team led by its Chairman, Mr Tayo Amusan, and supported by business leaders such as the Senior Partner at KPMG, Mr Wale Ajayi; the Chief Executive Officer, Mobos Fashion, Omobowale Biobaku,; the CEO, Zaron Group of Companies, Oke Maduewesi, and the CEO, Vision Opticals, Mr Clinton Peterswere, served as judges for presentations by the eight shortlisted small businesses at the Palms Shopping Mall in Lagos.
The statement read in part, “The finalists, whose businesses ranged from children’s clothing to interior decorating, fashion and manufacturing, all made a case for why they deserved to win the stall at the Palms. They were chosen from among scores of other businesses who had made their pitches through the social media platform, Instagram.”
Amusan was quoted as saying that the Palms Shopping Mall had a history of promoting creativity and entrepreneurship.
He said, “Being an entrepreneur myself, we understand how tough doing business in this country can be. Therefore, an opportunity like this goes a long way in supporting young businesses, helping them grow and positioning them for sustainability. The Palms Shopping Mall is playing its part in your success story.”