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Rob Stokes Wins Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award November 14, 2013


Quirk Founder and CEO, Rob Stokes was awarded with the title of Emerging Entrepreneur at the EY World Entrepreneur Awards™, Southern Africa 2013 – a prestigious accolade presented to an individual who has been identified as building young businesses with high potential.

“The calibre of finalists in the EY World Entrepreneur Awards is one of the strongest we have seen yet, and we are particularly proud of the judges’ decision to award Rob Stokes as the winner of the Emerging category. His energy, innovative and unusual approach to business has reaped considerable benefits and we have no doubt that Quirk will continue to grow in leaps and bounds.” said Cheryl-Jane Kujenga, EY Africa Strategic Growth Markets Leader.

We are very proud of our Digital Buddha! Rob has been rightly recognised for his entrepreneurial flair, outstanding leadership and success in growing one of the continent’s most dynamic and formidable marketing services groups. Keep it up Rob, you rock!" said Nic Ray, Quirk’s Group Strategy Director.

Now in its 16th year, the EY World Entrepreneur Awards™ recognise and honour those who have consistently demonstrated excellence in entrepreneurship and magnified its importance and potential on our society. As the first Chairman of the Silicon Cape initiative, an organisation created to promote technology entrepreneurship in the Western Cape, Rob continues to drive his commitment to building successful and established South African enterprises.

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