Last Updated on Saturday, 3 September, 2022 at 8:37 am by Andre Camilleri
Malta Enterprise, in collaboration with the Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprises, announced the first edition of the Malta Business Awards, which will take place on the 28th of October at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.
The awards will be divided into four categories. These are: the social impact of enterprises, green initiatives, Best in Business and innovation, and digitalisation. Nominations are open until the 25th of September with the finalists being announced on the 10th of October.
Over 20 awards will be given to enterprises from various sectors including tourism, whilst also incorporating different elements such as start-ups, female entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, and solutions targeted at climate change as well as sustainable processes.
Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli stated that “This moment should serve as inspiration for enterprises to be more sustainable, digital, catering for their client’s needs, offering good quality products whilst also ensuring competitiveness. The Business Awards serve as a means to learn from each other’s success stories, as well as for enterprises themselves to define the next steps to improve their processes.”
Kurt Farrugia, the CEO of Malta Enterprise stated that “We hope that the winners of the awards would serve as role models for other enterprises, inspiring them to improve their processes. Malta Enterprise actively assists enterprises through a variety of schemes aiming to improve the standards and the quality of services offered. Some of these schemes are the Smart & Sustainable Investment Grant, Invest, Research & Development and Innovate.”
Malta Chamber of SMEs President Paul Abela stated that it is an honour that the Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprises, with a legacy of over 70 years, organised these prestigious awards together with Malta Enterprise as well as with the help of other entities. He stated that these awards have created a platform for recognition which will inspire others through the good initiatives being taken by local businesses. Mr Abela encouraged businesses to participate in these awards which aim to support these local businesses.
CEO of the Malta Chamber of SMEs Abigail Agius Mamo stated that the Malta Business Awards will be honouring businesses in diverse categories. Businesses can submit their application themselves or they can even be nominated by third parties. Applications are open until the 25th of September on www.maltabusinessawards.mt. The finalists will be announced on the 10th of October whilst the gala in which the winners will be announced will take place on the 28th of October at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.