SuccessDigest Enterprise Awards, was established in 1997 with the sole purpose of rewarding entrepreneurs for the risk they take in the process of doing business. Considering SADC's mission, these awards are inevitable.

The idea behind it is to have something of high value that the entrepreneurs SADC is raising and nurturing can aim for. And there is no better reward for any human endeavour than a recognition of one's accomplishments.

SuccessDigest Enterprise Awards is blessed with men and women of high integrity who serve as its patrons. Among them are: Alhaji R. A. Adejumo, former President, Nigeria Olympic Committee; Mr. Felix Ohiwerei, Chairman, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Dr. Christopher Kolade, former Chairman, Cadbury Nigeria Plc and Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; Dr. Babatunde Jose, former Chairman/ Managing Director, Daily Times of Nigeria Plc; Alhaji S. Y. Kasimu, former Managing Director, Nigeria Industrial and Development Bank; Alhaji Yusuf Ali, former Managing Director, Unipetrol and former Chairman, All Peoples' Party of Nigeria; Mr. Simeon Olaghere, Director, Afromedia Limited; Chief O. O. Olukanmi, Executive Chairman, All Stars Promotions (Sports) and Chairman, Complete Communications Limited and Bishop Dr. George Amu, General Overseer, GoodNews Miracle Bible Church.