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FDB Small And Medium Enterprise Awards Launched

A total of 15 awards and $36,000 in prize money are up for grabs at the 2015 FDB Small & Medium Enterprises Awards. The awards will fall under five categories:
21 Aug 2015 07:33
FDB Small And Medium  Enterprise Awards Launched
2015 FDB Small & Medium Enterprises Awards flyer.

A total of 15 awards and $36,000 in prize money are up for grabs at the 2015 FDB Small & Medium Enterprises Awards.

The awards will fall under five categories: Agriculture, Manufacturing & Retail, Tourism and Professional Business Services.

The second FDB Small & Medium Enterprises Awards was launched at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva yesterday.

The awards which started the past year, in fact, succeeded FDB’s former Small Business Awards, a journey which goes back to 2004 when it began.

FDB general manager Business Risk Services, Nafitalai Cakacaka, said the bank introduced the FDB National Small Business Award.

“It drew inspiration from our clients who against insurmountable odds, continue to thrive because of their tenacity and determination,” he said.

“The name change a year later in 2005 to the FDB Small Business Awards, set the trend of continuous development and innovation, propelling this event continuously aspire for greater heights.

“In light of this, we transformed the FDB Small Business Awards to what is now the FDB Small and Medium Enterprise Awards further expanding the awards to include the medium enterprises locally.”

This has meant that businesses with a turnover of up to $500,000 per annum are now eligible to enter as opposed to the $100,000 per annum requirement previously.”

Chief Guest, Fiji National University acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Rouse, praised those who were starting up businesses and encouraged small enterprises for the continuing effort.

“One can have all the requisite tools of starting a business but without the valor to take that first step, everything counts for nothing,” he said.

“These annual awards have been created as a recognition mechanism for small and medium enterprise entities who continue to thrive because of the determination of their operators.”

 

Who can enter?

The good thing about the award is you do not have to be a customer of the Fiji Development Bank to enter or participate.

Entry is free of charge and open for anyone falling in the categories of small or medium business category as well as 100 per cent locally-owned.

FDB, with the assistance of its sponsors, will sponsor fully the cost of travel, meals and accommodation for the finalists.

Feedback: stella.moresio@fijisun.com.fj

 

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