Oh, What A Night!

More than 500 of Vinod Patel’s dedicated people met at the Fiji Gymnasium on Saturday evening, September 1, to celebrate a night few will forget. The inaugural ‘Celebrating Excellence’ theme
11 Sep 2018 10:00
Oh, What A Night!
Vinod Patel Limited chief executive officer Veeral Patel

More than 500 of Vinod Patel’s dedicated people met at the Fiji Gymnasium on Saturday evening, September 1, to celebrate a night few will forget.

The inaugural ‘Celebrating Excellence’ theme Award ceremony was designed to celebrate talented and hard-working individuals and teams who have made the Organisation what it is today – a successful national and international Company that continues to grow and thrive.

The star-glittered red, white and black themed event was executed with precision – from the official speakers and award winners, to the band, dance group and food – everything seemed flawless, the mood buoyant with everybody joyously celebrating the Organisation’s successes and ongoing achievements.


Humble beginnings

From its humble beginnings in Ba 55 years ago to the heavy-weight hardware and building Company in Fiji and internationally it is today, the story of the Vinod Patel Company is one of vision, hard work and success.

Vinod Patel, one of the two original founding brothers (later joined by their remaining four brothers) welcomed his people with warmth and passion and expressed his deep gratitude to them all (including those who were not present) for their hard work, loyalty, and above all, dedication to excellence at every opportunity possible.

He knows that without the team that makes up this remarkable family-owned business, the Company would not have achieved the important milestones it has today.

Key-note speaker, distinguished guest and executive Board Chairman of the Vinod Patel group, Vishnu Mohan highlighted the importance of living our values (integrity, innovation, collaboration, accountability, respect, excellence).

And the importance they play in any successful organisation for people to work well together and create top performing teams to execute the Vision and strategies to achieve it.



Operating nationally and expanding internationally, the Vinod Patel Group has focussed on its expansion, acquiring Basic Industries, Pacific Cables, Metframe, Vinod Patel T.L and Oceania Gas, to name a few.


The night belonged to the winners

Long-serving employees, the best sales team, the best branch and the Employee of the Year were some of the Award categories and as each was introduced and the winner announced, the hype increased.

The buzz of excitement and anticipation was palpable, as 500 leaders and their people eagerly waited to see if their employee or team were going to walk off with any of the top prizes.

Visionary chief executive Veeral Patel congratulated the winners and thanked them for their commitment and loyalty to the Organisation over the years.

Like his uncle’s speech earlier in the evening, Veeral re-iterated that without the people that make up the organisation, they could never have achieved what they have so far, with the promise of further growing the Vinod Patel Group in the future.


A firm commitment to continue developing people at all levels

In this quest, Mr Patel realises that a key strategy to continue growing the company is to develop the capability of people at all levels within the organisation, a central approach in the Executive Team’s future.

A fantastic effort all round, with a special thanks to the HR team, who put in countless hours and dedication to pull off this wonderful team-building event.

The ‘Celebrating Excellence’ and awards evening is planned to be an annual event.

My team and I at Pure Magic International Business Solutions have only recently begun working with this amazing organisation, and our brief is to develop the capability of leaders at all levels, introducing relevant organisational strategies to underpin and support these processes where necessary.

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