The National Chamber of Commerce (NCC) announced the 14th edition of ‘National Business Excellence Awards 2017’ at the Hilton on December 13th 2017, in the presence of large gathering of top business leaders, leading business organisations, diplomatic missions and graced by the High Commissioner of Canada David McKinnon as Chief Guest.
Being one of the pioneering awards competitions initiated by the NCC of Sri Lanka , as way back as 2004, the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA), over the years, has maintained its high standard at the top and gained much recognition and prestige among the business community as a well structured awards scheme and has become today, the symbol of ‘excellence’ for the ‘best of the best’ businesses in Sri Lanka.
The Award Trophy – the ‘Lotus in Bloom’ has been specially designed and created with a tiered base, to symbolise the enormous effort, needed to rise to the very top, like climbing a mountain, step by step, and reaching the summit to receive the Lotus in Bloom, honouring the Sri Lankan Business Houses that have reached the pinnacle of excellence.
Many corporate establishments entered with much enthusiasm to compete in this now very popular business excellence awards competition, evaluated under a newly structured Evaluation model of seven perspectives - Excellence in Leadership, Excellence in Corporate Governance, Excellence in Capacity Building, Excellence in Performance Management, Excellence in Local and Global Market Reach, Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability and Excellence in Business and Financial Results. The competition is comprised of categories - Extra large, Large, Medium, Small and Micro – and diversified industry sectors. It comprises of 29 business sectors enabling various sectors to win awards on criteria, sector, and category wise. Over 100 awards are to be presented to the winners this year, including the Overall Excellence Winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze.
The focus is not only to be award winners but to be a part and gain exposure, recognition and fame, thus promoting the brand image of the company.