120 companies submit entries for SAIFZONE’s second Excellence Award

April 15, 2014 12:44 pm

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority (SAIF ZONE) has announced that the call for entries for the second edition of its Excellence Awards (SEA Awards) is closed on Sunday after receiving 120 entries from companies and individuals.

The SEA Awards are aimed at recognising and highlighting achievements and successes made by SAIFZONE’s companies in all fields.

Commenting on the number of participating companies, Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Director-General of SAIF ZONE, said, “The number of entries, which grew from 80 in the first edition to 120 in the second one, truly reflects the confidence of investors, including companies and individuals, in the SAIF ZONE, thus signalling the mutual trust between the Free Zone Authority and its business community.”

The SEA Awards now feature 12 categories after the Award Management introduced five new categories in an effort by SAIFZONE to attract all companies and investors to participate and give them an opportunity to highlight methods used in developing their businesses.

Al Leem said, “The introduction of new categories serves as an incentive to encourage companies and individuals to participate in the Excellence Awards, and hence the new category structure gives investors more room to highlight their innovative methods utilised in developing their businesses and improving level of services rendered to their clients.”

He reaffirmed that the awards are a token of thanks and appreciation to corporates and companies operating in the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone Authority, where they account for more than 6,000 firms as they are considered by the authority as its partners in developing the size of investments and its strategic plans.

The Authority announced the launch of the second edition of its Excellence Awards under the slogan “Achieve Success – Live Excellence”, on March 10 2014, after the resounding success of the first edition which can be accredited to the positive response by investors who welcomed the award because it gives them a great opportunity to highlight their achievements in all economic, social, environmental and humanitarian walks of life.

This year’s award categories vary between companies and individuals and also reaffirmed its commitment towards national initiative via the Best Emirati Project (SEA Emarati).

The submitted entries will be evaluated by a judging panel composed of experts in quality, environment and management. The winners will be announced during a grand ceremony organized by SAIF ZONE, in the presence of a large number of VIPs, prominent figures and investors. The ceremony will take place by the end of the current month of April.

Al leem thanked all nominating companies for their role in making such initiatives a success in the service of the business community, and wished all entrants success.

The SEA Awards categories, including SEA Business Leader, SEA Emarati, SEA Go Green, SEA Glocalisers, SEA Rising Star (SMEs), SEA Talent Magnet, SEA Lifelong Sustainable Achievement, SEA Work Safe, SEA Creative Communication, SEA Inclusive Innovation, SEA Best Practice and SEA Support.