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‘Business sector needs paradigm shift via innovation’

Representatives of the top three winning companies, Thalawakele Tea Estates, Aitken Spence Hotels and GAT Marine Services with Chief Guest Deputy Ambassador of European Union, Thorsten Bargfrede and other NCCSL officials. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
Representatives of the top three winning companies, Thalawakele Tea Estates, Aitken Spence Hotels and GAT Marine Services with Chief Guest Deputy Ambassador of European Union, Thorsten Bargfrede and other NCCSL officials. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe

The European market is looking at more diversified products and this would give opportunities for Sri Lankan companies, said Deputy Ambassador of European Union, Thorsten Bargfrede.

He was speaking at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) organized by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) and held at Colombo Hilton.

He said that this new shift would enable Sri Lankan companies to enter the EU with a new basket of products creating more opportunities.

He also said that he was impressed with the criteria set for NBEA awards 2018.

NCCSL President Sujeeve Samaraweera said NBEA being a structured awards scheme has become the symbol of excellence as of today for the ‘best of the best’ businesses in Sri Lanka.

“The business sector needs a paradigm shift via innovation. The final beneficiary of all our efforts is the community thus good governance should be adhered to. We have a social responsibility for ethical business behavior. Constant indulgence in CSR would create close rapport with the community,” he said.

Meanwhile Thalawakele Tea Estates PLC won the overall Excellence Gold award at the (NBEA) while Silver and Bronze awards were secured by Aitken Spence Hotels Holdings PLC and GAT Marine Services respectively.

NBEA annual competition and award ceremony was initiated in 2004 by NCCSL to recognize Sri Lankan business houses in the most credible manner.

The competition comprised categories for extra large, large, medium, small and micro and diversified industry sectors. It comprised 29 business sectors enabling them to win awards on criteria, sector and category wise and around 110 awards were presented.

The core object of NBEA is to offer an opportunity for business houses to participate and gain exposure, recognition and fame thus promoting their brand images and to benchmark with higher standards set by the winners. NBEA 2018 main gold sponsor was NSBM and the Silver sponsor was People’s Bank. Bronze sponsors were Bank of Ceylon, Ceylinco VIP and Lanka IOC. Daily News was the print media sponsor. 

 


 

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