Sharjah Chamber honors Economic Excellence winners

SHARJAH, Guided by the innovative vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network (ShjSEEN) honoured the winners of the highly-coveted Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Awards 2016.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the ceremony took place at the Sharjah Expo Centre on Saturday.

The Chamber honoured corporate and individual winners in five prestigious categories: the Sharjah Top 10 Businesses Award, the Sharjah UAE Start-up Award, the Sharjah Entrepreneur Award, the Sharjah Green Award, and the Sharjah CSR Award.

During the ceremony, Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ShjSEEN, announced the launch of a new award for top 10 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) enterprises, aiming to stimulate the corporate and individual’s excellence and innovation in various economic sectors.

Hilton Sharjah Hotel won the Sharjah CSR award, while the American University of Sharjah and Sharjah Police Headquarters received the Sharjah Green award. Fikra Design Studio and Bukhash Brothers won the Sharjah UAE Start-up Award. Hazaa Al Mansouri and Mohammed Al Mushrakh were selected winners for the Sharjah Entrepreneur Award. Sharjah Top 10 Businesses Awards were presented to Anchor Allied Factory, Kingston Holdings, Al Mosafer, Zulekha Hospital, Conmix LTD, Al Ansari Exchange and Petrofac International.

Ali Mohammed Al Ghanim, Chairman of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of the Federation of GCC Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, alongside Al Owais, presented the awards to the winners. SCCI and ShjSEEN also honoured the members of the judging panel for their unhindered support and sustained efforts.

The award is aimed at promoting corporate governance, encouraging adoption of quality standards and a business code of ethics, developing corporate social responsibility across the private sector, encouraging eco-friendly practices and strengthening the role of the business community in achieving sustainable development.

Several senior officials attended the ceremony.

Source: Emirates News Agency