A TEAM of analysts and judges has begun an evaluation of the financial performance of Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE)-listed companies for this year's Top Companies Survey, which will be held in June rather than the traditional December period.
The survey, produced by the country's most influential business weekly, the Financial Gazette, will once again be bankrolled by financial services behemoth, Old Mutual Zimbabwe, for the fourth year running.
The team, consisting of top economic and financial analysts, will analyse quoted companies to come up with the best performers for 2016.
A committee working on the event's programme has already identified and contacted a guest of honour who will be unveiled in the next few weeks.
The judging process, together with a series of events taking place behind the scenes, will culminate in an awards ceremony scheduled for June 2 in Harare.
Winners will walk away with certificates and trophies as well as get coverage in a comprehensive magazine, which will profile the winning firms and highlight prospects for the economy going forward.
The theme for this year's survey is "Adaptation for growth," which is in line with current government efforts aimed at rebuilding the economy.
Launched in 1980, the Top Companies Survey had run for 28 years before it was suspended in 2008 due to the economic crisis, which started in 2000 and worsened in 2008 before receding on dollarisation in 2009.
The situation had therefore made it impossible to continue with the survey, which was re-launched in 2014.