A total of 60 companies were recognised and honoured for their business acumen and socially responsible business practices at the inaugural SME1 Asia Awards on Friday (28/10/2011).
Among the top winners were MHC Medical Network, OKH Holdings and Paradise Group Holdings. Dr Low Lee Yong, CEO of MHC, received the award from the Guest of Honour ,Mr Seah Kian Peng, Dy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marine Parade GRC at the Gala Dinner at Marina Sands on 28/10/2011.
The awards recognise Small and Medium Enterprises that are socially responsible and successful in Singapore and Asia. They focus on how their business practices have contributed to the development of people, society and the environment, to promote sustainable growth.
The SME1 Asia Awards aims to bridge an active community of socially-responsible business leaders to share business ideas and best practices for sustainable growth. It is organised by APF Group, an entrepreneurship marketing services agency.
The awards will be launched in other Asian markets in 2012.
The following companies were named the top winners for their respective categories:
Mr Brans Ong, CEO of APF Group said, “The SME1 Awards fulfil a gap within the business community – recognition of the emerging SME segments that place equal emphasis on profits and are also socially responsible and ethical in their business engagements.”
“This group of entrepreneurs not only exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship, but are also the seeds and critical growth engines for Singapore and other Asian nations. It is on their back that society and governments will depend on for a sustainable and prosperous future,” he added.
Source: Channel News Asia