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UAE best businesses honoured

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday honoured 14 UAE-based companies with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award in recognition of their exceptional performance.

By Abdul Basit

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Published: Thu 26 Apr 2012, 1:04 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:42 AM

The 6th Cycle Award ceremony was attended by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, as well as Shaikh Mohammad bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, heads of government departments, dignitaries, board members of Dubai Chamber, representatives of business councils, groups and trade centres working under the umbrella of Dubai Chamber, and a large number of businessmen and members of the media.

Fourteen UAE-based companies received 15 awards including the ‘most outstanding performance award’ to Dubai Refreshments. In order to boost competitiveness, the award selected winners and best performance in each category.

The winners of the best performance award in each category include Dubai Medical College for Girls in Service, Dubai Refreshments in Manufacturing, Standard Chartered Bank in Finance, Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited in Transport and Logistics, Paris Gallery in Trade, National Petroleum Construction Company in Construction and Danube Building Materials in Re-Export category.

In his welcome address, Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber said: ‘Since the launch of the Award, we realised that we have created an award to reward and recognise exceptional performance in a structured and objective manner, as the award over the years has served as a strong incentive for private sector companies in the country to upgrade their services and stimulate institutional performance.’

On his part, Al Mansouri, who is also Chairman of the Panel of Judges of the Award, stated that the winners of this prestigious business performance award have not only proven their ability to excel locally but also globally, as the award is created on best international practices business excellence standards for organisations to compete in any macroeconomic environment.

Winners say

Khaleej Times talked to a few winners of the MRM award and they said the award is a milestone in the journey and it will further strengthen their position as a leader in respective industries.

Eng Yahya bin Saeed Al Lootah, member of Board of Trustees, Dubai Medical College (DMC) and chief executive officer of S.S. Lootah Group commented: ‘We are honoured to be recognised by MRM Business Awards for our continuous contribution to the development and progress of the nation’s Higher Education and Healthcare sector. The award is a reiteration of our commitment to excellence and demonstrates Dubai Medical College’s leadership position in delivering world-class medical education.’

Dr J.R. Gangaramani, president and executive chairman said: ‘The Al Fara’a Group has stood strong for more than three decades due to our commitment to unfailingly implementing key corporate strategies across the entire scope of our operations, and reinforcing them in accordance to progressive international business standards.’

Danube Group chairman Rizwan Sajan said: ‘This award is testimony that our team has worked very hard to excel in quality across all our business processes. Winning the MRM Award has motivated our team even further to strive to achieve the highest possible standards of quality, performance and business excellence.’

Union National Bank chief executive officer Mohammad Nasr Abdeen said: ‘This latest honour encourages us to scale even greater heights to achieve excellence in service quality and customer satisfaction and we are proud to receive this prestigious award for the second time.’


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