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Welcome to the home of the most prestigious business awards in Malaysia and ASEAN region.

How To Nominate Your Company

Nominate your company in 3 simple steps

Step 1: Category Selection

Browse the award categories and pick the categories that suit your nature of business the most.

Step 2: Entry Details

Download our form and complete accordingly.

Step 3: Submission

Attach the completed form along with relevant documents.

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AWARD CATEGORIES

Award

Selection Criteria

1. SME BEST OVERALL AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on the best of the best of non-listed SMEs that excel in every aspect of their corporate performances.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must have performed extremely and equally well in all five core judging criteria, namely, business and company, management philosophies, products and markets, operations and technologies and financial performance.

2. SME BRAND EXCELLENCE AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which have successfully created a strong and positive image for their branding initiatives on the company, product and/or service. These brands are not only well-accepted but also enjoy strong top-of-mind recall among consumers.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must have achieved high degree and instant brand recognition by the public.

3. SME EMPLOYER EXCELLENCE AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on SMEs which demonstrate effective and progressive employment practices, including adoption of progressive HR policies, e.g., recruitment, retention, learning and development, reward, work-life balance, and commitment to promote betterment of employees.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must be in business for 5 years or more, and have reported profit for the last 3 years.

4. SME EXPORT EXCELLENCE AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which excel in overseas market penetration and derive the bulk of their revenue from export.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must have at least one or more of their products and/or services are exported and the export revenue contributes to at least 50% of the company’s total revenue.

5. SME INNOVATION EXCELLENCE AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs with emerging business that apply new technologies, or cater to customer needs through application of innovative processes, market research, brand development, visionary leadership, etc., which are rising fast or making a big impact on the business world in recent years and are now in great demand in local and/or overseas markets.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must be either the intellectual property owner of the product innovation, the legitimate promoter of a business model that presents a new business concept or the bold but sensible creator of a new market.

6. SME PRODUCT EXCELLENCE AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs that commercialize and produce outstanding made in-Malaysia products in the market.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must possess product, with at least 50% local content, which is a major contributor to company revenue.

7. SME SERVICE SECTOR EXCELLENCE AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs that provided outstanding services in the service industry.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must be in business for 5 years or more, and have reported profit for the last 3 years.

8. SME SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS EXCELLENCE AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on SMEs who adopt united nation Sustainable Development Goals standards.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must demonstrate strong evidence of Sustainable Development Goals implementation.

9. SME WHOLESALE, DISTRIBUTION, AND RETAIL EXCELLENCE AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on SMEs which achieve outstanding performance in wholesale, distributive trade, and retail.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must be in business for 5 years or more, and have reported profit for the last 3 years.

10. SME BUSINESS RESILIENCE AWARD

Definition
Business resilience is the ability of an organization to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operations and safeguarding people, assets and overall brand equity.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must be in business at least 5 years. How the business transform to overcome disruption on technology or business model.

11. SME CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which have carried out significant initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arena and have been able to balance between profits and social good.

Selection Criteria
The CSR initiatives must have taken place (either in part or in full) during the last 2 years. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligible period, and it can be ongoing.

12. SME ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE ADOPTION AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which have successfully implemented environmental, social, and / or governance policy and procedure in the organization.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must demonstrate strong evidence of Environmental, Social, and Governance implementation.

13. SME IR 4.0 ADOPTION AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on SMEs involving in the adoption and deployment of IR4.0 technologies in their productions and operations.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must be showcase implementations of IR4.0 to enhance the productivity, efficiency and profitability.

14. SME ICT ADOPTION / DIGITALISATION AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs heeding the government’s call to automate and adopt ICT in their businesses to attain operation efficiency and compete efficiently in the market.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must have taken practical and aggressive initiatives towards adoption of ICT and reaping benefits both operationally and financially as a result.

15. SME OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADOPTION AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which are recognized for their outstanding initiatives in promoting occupational safety and health awareness as well as long term commitment in nurturing a ‘safe and healthy’ work culture among the employers and employees.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must have introduced initiatives that promote occupational safety and health awareness, demonstrated strong management leadership and active participation in occupational safety and health.

16. SME RISING STAR AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on young SMEs which have demonstrated great potential to become successful players in local and international markets. They are companies that are on the verge of a breakthrough and will be successful, when given the necessary financial support, guidance and nurturing.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must be able to present a unique, competitive and potential business concept and/or strategy that are yet to be executed and/or successful.

17. SME WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’ AWARD

Definition
This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which are headed or founded by women entrepreneurs.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must be at least 50% owned by women entrepreneurs or with the women entrepreneurs as primary decision makers.

18. SME YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS’ AWARD

Definition
This award is to highlight Malaysia’s best and brightest young entrepreneurs and to recognize their innovative spirit and business acumen. They take risks with their personal financial security and have exceptional drive and commitment. Often, they start with little more than an idea and grim determination to succeed.

Selection Criteria
The nominee must be a Malaysian age 40 and below. He or she must be a CEO or Managing Director and has been involved in the company’s daily management for a minimum of 3 years and owns majority controlling interest of the company.

Media Coverage

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Selection Board Members

Our selection board includes top leaders and key industry players.

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Tan Sri Michael Yeoh

Chairman

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Dato' Liaw Choon Liang

Board Member

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Dato' Ng Wan Peng

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Ding Hong Sing

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Chin Chee Seong

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Thirunaukarasu Muthayam

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Datuk Abdul Malik Abdullah

Board Member

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Independent Auditor

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OFFICIAL COURIER

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OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS

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OFFICIAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

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Honoring SMEs and individuals for their outstanding performance.