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This is bestowed on a successful individual who is widely recognised as an outstanding entrepreneur and leader of the industry.

Selection Criteria

The award recipient must exhibit entrepreneurial spirit and must be originated from small and medium businesses. His/her achievements must be impressive enough to inspire the aspirations of thousands of SME entrepreneurs who are looking for a role model to emulate, especially as a CEO or Managing Director of a listed company.

This award is bestowed on:

(i) SMEs that were formerly family-owned, but have grown beyond the size of SMEs to a public listed corporation- equivalent business entity or a public listed corporation.

(ii) Established and successful non-Malaysian owned business entities which have prominent presence in their respective industries.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must have reported profit for the last 3 years.

This award is bestowed on: 

(i) SMEs that were formerly family-owned, but have grown beyond the size of SMEs to a public listed corporation- equivalent business entity or a public listed corporation.

(ii) Established and successful non-Malaysian owned business entities which have prominent presence in their respective industries.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must have reported profit for the last 3 years.

This award is bestowed on corporations/institutions such as government statutory bodies, NGOs, financial institutions or service providers/facilitators which have contributed significantly to the promotion and development of SMEs in the country. The contribution could be pecuniary or non-pecuniary in nature to the SMEs community to help develop or improve their operations.

Selection Criteria

Invitees must have played a prominent and proactive role in the promotion and development of SMEs, especially during their formative or growing stages, by providing solutions that enhance SME’s competitive edge and operation efficiency in the pursuit of globalization simultaneously.

This award is bestowed on the cream-de-la-cream of non-listed SMEs that excel in every aspect of their corporate performances.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must have performed extremely and equally well in all five core judging criteria, namely, business and company, management philosophies, products and markets, operations and technologies and financial performance.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs with emerging business that apply new technologies, or cater to customer needs through application of innovative processes, market research, brand development, visionary leadership, etc., which are rising fast or making a big impact on the business world in recent years and are now in great demand in local and/or overseas markets.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must be either the intellectual property owner of the product innovation, the legitimate promoter of a business model that presents a new business concept or the bold but sensible creator of a new market.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which excel in overseas market penetration and derive the bulk of their revenue from export.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must have at least one or more of their products and/or services are exported and the export revenue contributes to at least 50% of the company’s total revenue.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs heeding the government’s call to automate and adopt ICT in their businesses to attain operation efficiency and compete efficiently in the market.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must have taken practical and aggressive initiatives towards adoption of ICT and reaping benefits both operationally and financially as a result.

This award is bestowed on young SMEs which have demonstrated great potential to become successful players in local and international markets. They are companies that are on the verge of a breakthrough and will be successful, when given the necessary financial support, guidance and nurturing.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must be able to present a unique, competitive and potential business concept and/or strategy that are yet to be executed and/or successful.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which are headed or founded by women entrepreneurs.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must be at least 50% owned by women entrepreneurs or with the women entrepreneurs as primary decision makers.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs recovering strongly from a major corporate or financial crisis or setback.

Selection Criteria

Invitees or nominees should have experienced either major financial set-back but recovered and/or managed to reinvent themselves during corporate crisis and continued to excel.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs that commercialize and produce outstanding made-in-Malaysia products in the market.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must possess product, with at least 50% local content, which is a major contributor to company revenue.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs that provide outstanding services in the service industry.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must be in business for 5 years or more, and have reported profit for the last 3 years.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which have successfully created a strong and positive image for their branding initiatives on the company, product and/or service. These brands are not only well-accepted but also enjoy strong top-of-mind recall among consumers.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must have achieved high degree and instant brand recognition by the public.

This award is bestowed on SMEs which achieve outstanding performance in distributive trade, retail or wholesale and services.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must be in business for 5 years or more, and have reported profit for the last 3 years.

This award is to highlight Malaysia’s best and brightest young entrepreneurs and to recognize their innovative spirit and business acumen. They take risks with their personal financial security and have exceptional drive and commitment. Often they start with little more than an idea and grim determination to succeed.

Selection Criteria

The nominee must be a Malaysian age 40 and below. He or she must be a CEO or Managing Director and has been involved in the company’s daily management for a minimum of 3 years and owns majority controlling interest of the company.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which have effectively integrated Green Technology in the production process, or have produced Green Technologies that are environmentally friendly and are now in great demand in local and / or overseas markets.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must demonstrate strong evidence of Green Technology strategies and to which the ideas implemented are fresh, creative and appropriate for the green target objectives. They must also actively implement “Green” in their company policy as well as aggressively promote awareness within the organization and to the public.

TThis award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which are recognised for their outstanding initiatives in promoting occupational safety and health awareness as well as long term commitment in nurturing a ‘safe and healthy’ work culture among the employers and employees.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must have introduced initiatives that promote occupational safety and health awareness, demonstrated strong management leadership and active participation in occupational safety and health.

This award is bestowed on SMEs involving in the development of IoT (which would include the ecosystem, devices, and software) that connects people-people, people-things, and things-things.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must be in business for 3 years or more, and have reported profit for the last 2 years.

This award is bestowed on SMEs which demonstrate effective and progressive employment practices, including adoption of progressive HR policies, e.g. recruitment, retention, learning and development, reward, work-life balance, and commitment to promote betterment of employees.

Selection Criteria

Nominees must be in business for 5 years or more, and have reported profit for the last 3 years.

This award is bestowed on non-listed SMEs which have carried out significant initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arena and have been able to balance between profits and social good.

Selection Criteria

The CSR initiatives must have taken place (either in part or in full) during the last 2 years. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligible period, and it can be ongoing.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA

  1. The company must be incorporated in Malaysia.

  2. At least 51% of the share of the company is owned by Malaysian (except for Outstanding Achievers Award non-Malaysia category and ASEAN Enterprise Award).

  3. The company must not be a public listed company (except for Outstanding Achievers Award) or approved for public listing as of 30 September 2017. Less than 51% of the share of the company is owned by a public listed company.

  4. The company must involve in legitimate businesses with annual gross turnover below RM200 million for the financial year ended 2016.

  5. For company with same owners, group proforma consolidated account is acceptable with the condition that the company or group should be in a single or similar business.

  6. The company must be in business for at least three (3) years (except for Rising Star Award)

Judging Criteria

PLATINUM BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 nominees are judged based on the following 5 Core evaluation criteria:

A. BUSINESS AND COMPANY

  • History
  • Market positioning
  • Awards and accolades won
  • Unique strengths and selling proposition
  • Industry
  • Milestones and achievements
  • Patents/trademarks
  • Core business

B. COMPANY PHILOSOPHIES

  • Strategies for growth and evolution
  • Board of Directors/ Key Management Team
  • Culture
  • New initiatives embarked upon
  • Vision and mission

C. PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MARKETS

  • Products and/or services range
  • Market size and market share
  • Distribution channels
  • Brand and design development
  • Customer relationship management plans
  • Spread and quality of customers
  • Overseas and local market ratio
  • Market development
  • Overseas representation
  • Pricing strategy
  • Process efficiency

D. OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES

  • Accreditations e.g. ISO
  • Research and development
  • Adoption of information communication technology
  • Quality of documentation e.g. operating procedures manual
  • Innovation
  • Human capital development

E. FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

  • Operating profit before and after tax over the past 3 years
  • Profit and sales growth
  • Exports and local sales ratio
  • Return on capital employee
  • Profit and sales per employee

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