Sharjah, September 24, 2019: The registration deadline for the Sharjah Excellence Award 2019 will expire on September 30, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Excellence Award announced.
The Award is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah
The SCCI called on the business community and economic establishments in the UAE and the GCC to participate in the award.
Nada Al Hajri, General Coordinator of the Sharjah Excellence Award, said that the registration mechanism in the award has been done based on the EFQM Excellence Model, which is a comprehensive management framework used by more than 30,000 major companies around the world. The registration fee for the main prize was set at AED 3000, while it will be free for other categories.
Al Hajri stressed that the award is on a constant development, which underpins the chamber's vision, mission and responsibility to promote the culture of excellence and quality and to be a driving force for the economic development in the Emirate and the UAE, as well as to become a regional hub for providing the best scientific and practical practices.
She added that the board of trustees has recently made a series of substantial changes to the award, so as to keep abreast of the best international practices in the business excellence, and to offer many competitive advantages to the participating enterprises.
Al Hajri noted that changes include renaming the award from Sharjah Economic Excellence Award to Sharjah Excellence Award, in addition renaming the “Sharjah UAE Startups Award” category to Sharjah Small and Medium Enterprises Award, which is divided into two sub-categories. Each sub-category will have two winners each of whom will receive AED25,000.
These two sub-categories will include micro-enterprise category with 5 employees or less, as well as small and medium enterprises category with more than 5 employees.
The amendments also involved making the participation in the Sharjah Entrepreneurs Award category, open for all emirates. This category is dedicated to rewarding the most successful businessmen in the UAE who have left a distinctive imprint in the business world and will have two winners each of whom will receive AED 50,000.
The Sharjah Excellence Award comes in line with the SCCI efforts to create an attractive investment climate in the emirate, enhance its competitiveness and benefit from the values of quality, leadership and innovation.
The Sharjah Excellence Award program consists of 7 awards including Sharjah Gulf Excellence Award, Sharjah Gulf Localization Award, Sharjah Excellence Award, Sharjah Small & Medium Enterprises Award, Sharjah Entrepreneurs Award, Sharjah Green Award, and Sharjah Social Responsibility Award.