HONG KONG, 26 September 2014 –
SCMP Group Ltd (SEHK: 583), Asia’s leading media holding company, today announced that the inaugural Enterprising Hong Kong Awards honoured eight outstanding small & medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs in a presentation ceremony graced by HKSAR Government Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Hon. Gregory So last night.
Mr. Ewins Chiu, Founding Executive Vice President, Hong Kong Greater China SME Alliance Association;
Hon. Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, HKSAR Government; Mr. Robin Hu, Chief Executive Officer, The SCMP Group;
Mr. Tommy Lo, Founding President, SME Global Alliance; Mr. Michael Hui, Vice President, Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ and Exporters’ Association;
Mr. Gary Tong, Chairman, Hong Kong Young Entrepreneur Alliance;
(Back row from left) Mr. Gary Lo, President, Federation of International SME;
Mr. Simon Cheung, Chairman, Hong Kong SME Economic and Trade Promotional Association;
Mr. Edward Lam, President, Hong Kong SME Development Federation; Ms. Candy Liu, Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association;
and Mr. Sam Chan, 2014 National Business Director, Junior Chamber International Hong Kong.
Organised by the SCMP Group with sponsorship from DHL Express, the first Enterprising Hong Kong Awards conferred the following awards:
- Young Entrepreneur Award – Mr. Alan Lim of E-Services Group Ltd.
- CSR Award – Ultra Active Technology Ltd.
- eBusiness Award – Drop-Shipping Global Services Ltd.
- Innovation Excellence Award – 4M Industrial Development Ltd.
- Export Excellence Award – Fu Hong Industries Ltd.
- Brand Excellence Award – Ovolo Hotels
- Best Customer Service Award – Bee’s Diamonds
- Achiever’s Award (Judges’ choice) – Mr. Stanley Wong of Chuan Chiong Co., Ltd.
Ms. Fanny Fan of Ultra Active Technology; Mr. Stanley Wong of Chuan Chiong Co.; Mr. Robin Hu, Chief Executive Officer, The SCMP Group;
Mr. Ken Lee, EVP Commercial, Asia-Pacific and Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau, DHL Express;
Mr. Herman Lo of Fu Hong Industries; Mr. Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Ovolo Hotels; and Mr. Alan Lim of E-Services Group.
Mr. Robin Hu, SCMP Group Chief Executive Officer, remarked, “The Enterprising Hong Kong Awards is proud to be the first of its kind to acknowledge the multiple facets of operational excellence for local SMEs. As a homegrown enterprise ourselves, we hope that through these Awards, we can inspire emerging entrepreneurs and SMEs alike to continue their good work in scaling new heights.”
He continued, “All finalists must be commended for their outstanding contribution to Hong Kong’s continued prosperity. The very first winners of the Enterprising Hong Kong Awards have made history, and future candidates will look upon them as their barometer of success and source of inspiration.”
Enterprising Hong Kong Awards recognises and celebrates the SMEs and entrepreneurs whose brilliance in the business realm will serve as benchmarks for the industry and peers. The eight winners were nominated by a number of industry bodies and selected by a panel of judges comprised of respected businesspersons and industry stakeholders. Selection of the winners in Brand Excellence Award and Best Customer Service Award included panel judging as well as public voting.
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