By Tawanda Marwizi
Nash Paints and Nash Furniture founder Tinashe Mutarisi is upbeat ahead of the forthcoming New Year.
He is confident the year 2020 would be a great year for him.
Mutarisi, who recently scooped the Businessman of the Year Award for 2019 at the MEGAFEST Business Awards Northern Region held in Harare recently, said the award is an acknowledgement of his growing businesses.
In an interview, Mutarisi said the award was an acknowledgement his companies are doing their best to satisfy the market.
“Allow me to thank the Megafest team, I feel rejuvenated by this award. To me this is a vote of confidence bestowed upon me and I will work hard to keep on achieving more,” he said.
He said staff at all Nash Paints branches worked hard to ensure the company gets the recognition.
“Nash Paints stuff thank you for making me look good. It was a very difficult year for us all but we preserved. Zimbabweans at large fought in our corner and today we are the biggest auto paints in the country,” he said.
Mutarisi said he was eyeing the regional market and their products are well received in Zambia and Botswana markets.
“We have opened four shops in Zambia and we are trading in Botswana. This coming year we are looking at spreading our wings to different regional countries,” he said.
This year the company won the Super Brand 2019 and was listed among the best five Zimbabwean companies on the same awards.
“We received awards for the Super Brand 2019 and listed on number five on best Zimbabwean company for the same period. That alone shows we are in the right direction,” he said.
Last year, Mutarisi established, Avion, a company that sells mobile phones before establishing Nash Furniture, which specializes in home and office furniture.
Nash Paints has won several awards in the previous years.
Mutarisi expressed hope that 2020 would another year of success for his business empire.
He now joins a new crop of young businessmen who are coming up with big companies.