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DSG nominated as a finalist in prestigious Engage Awards 2019 – Best Outsourced Partnership Category

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DSG nominated as a finalist in prestigious Engage Awards 2019 – Best Outsourced Partnership Category


03 October 2019; DSG has been selected as a finalist in the Best Outsourced Partnership category for the upcoming Engage Awards 2019, awards that celebrate International Customer and Employee Engagement Excellence. This recognition comes off the back of DSG’s successful partnership with Nando’s and the Maharishi Institute, that delivers an integrated customer experience whilst remaining focused on driving sustainability of the Maharishi Institute, South Africa’s first virtually free university.

The Engage Awards, organised by Engage Business Media, encompass all areas of excellence within Customer and Employee Engagement, with the finalists spanning 18 awards categories and over 100 entries. The Engage Awards showcases excellence within the Customer and Employee Engagement market.

“We are extremely proud to have been nominated as a finalist in the Best Outsourcing Category as it allows us to showcase our unique approach with Nando’s and the Maharishi Institute - demonstrating not only the essential aspects of an integrated customer experience, but also showcasing our focus on the students’ personal growth, education and future career development,” says Brandon Meszaros, CEO of CXG - a DSG business.

The integrated Contact Centre launched in March 2018, today consists of a vibrant and young workforce blended with students and experienced Contact Centre individuals, that are trained to deliver and remain aligned to key efficiency, effectiveness and quality outcomes. Moreover – through the Maharishi Institute – DSG is able to leverage a continent first student “learn and earn” Contact Centre, driving sustainability on behalf of the Maharishi Institute, which since 2008 has educated over 18,000 Students with a remarkable 97% economic placement rate.

The Contact Centre has achieved an order conversion ratio of 75%, with an average of 160,000 orders placed per month. We have trained over 150 students who have gained practical experience and are now employed within a number of other sectors.

Daryl Shapiro, Head of Customer Care at Nando’s said: “Customer experiences are no longer an isolated piece of our business but part of a larger customer engagement strategy. In order to build loyal relationships that extend and last, we understand the need to view customer engagement across our enterprise. We believe that the Contact Centre enables us to support experiences and engagements with our brand that future shock proof our business, whilst changing lives, and are excited that we are gaining global recognition for the difference we are making locally.”

Says Dr. Taddy Blecher at the Maharishi Institute: “While focused on customer experience, this partnership also provides a recognised and practical approach to “learning and earning” to close the skills gap, whilst contributing to the sustainability of the university. We are very proud of the award nomination that DSG has received here – reaffirming the excellence of this business model.”

This year’s winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel, United Kingdom, on Monday 11th November, attended by hundreds of customer and employee engagement professionals from across the globe and hosted by Hugh Dennis.

“We are really excited to attend this year’s awards as a finalist and look forward to seeing some of the industry’s most innovative businesses being recognised for their remarkable work,” concludes Meszaros.

 About DSG

Integrated Customer Experience Solution Architects, Digital Solutions Group, offer best of breed services in the Customer Experience, Cyber Security, Mobile Advertising, Personal Data Management and MVNE sectors. The business delivers exceptional integrated customer experiences on behalf of their clients. With 21 years of digital excellence, DSG also have an ethos of “Doing Something Great” which underpins all business ventures and market partnerships, to deliver exceptional, innovative services and solutions.

About Engage Awards/Engage Business Media

The Engage Awards showcase organisational excellence and also recognise individuals who have accomplished significant achievements within the customer and employee engagement market.

About Nando’s

While proudly South African, Nando’s is an international flame-grilling, PERi-PERi chicken restaurant group. We offer a twist of Afro-Portuguese with an upmarket and comfortable dining experience. The first Nando’s was opened in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa, by two friends, Robert Brozin and Fernando Duarte. All Nando's PERi-PERi chicken is marinated for 24 hours, locally sourced and never frozen, ensuring our customers only get the finest flavours. Our unique PERi-PERi recipe includes herbs, spices, garlic, lemon juice and bird’s eye chilli. Nando's authentic PERi -PERi has captivated its customers all over the world, making it the largest South African restaurant group to expand internationally.

About Maharishi Institute

The Maharishi Invincibility Institute is a non-profit organisation established in June 2007 to develop a new generation of leaders for South Africa. Maharishi Institute provides financial access to the qualifications of its education partners which students access via distance education, while gaining work experience.