The best of Sarawak?s entrepreneurs

The state once again honours the best it has to offer via the Sarawak State Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (EOYS) 2018 and Sarawak State Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award 2018 presented at the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce & Industry?s (SCCI) 67th Annual Dinner on Friday at the Imperial Hotel, Kuching.

Organised by the Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Sarawak in association with SCCI and Ernst & Young (EY), it was first launched in 2004 and is a prestigious Awards Program held annually to honour and acknowledge exceptional entrepreneurial talent and leadership.

Up to last year, 50 entrepreneurs from all over Sarawak have been given this recognition.

The EOYS aims to recognise the best in business in Sarawak, namely the prime movers that drive the state?s path towards economic growth and high income State 2030.

It also recognises the success of up and coming entrepreneurs, who through their ingenuity, ideas, resourcefulness, commitment and hard work, have built their businesses which contributed to the growth of our State?s economy; in addition to encouraging the growth of small and medium scale industries in Sarawak.

For the recipients of this award, EOYS is an opportunity to network with business peers as well as have access to valuable media coverage, raising personal and company profile ? but more importantly, be recognised for the success.

In the past, the EOYS Adjudicating Committee have nominated recipients of the EOYS Awards to represent Sarawak state at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Malaysia Awards, a global business awards programme that recognises and showcases the extraordinary achievements of Malaysian entrepreneurs.

It also provides a platform for inspiring entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers and game-changers to come together, share and engage while building their network. Some of the past EOY Malaysia country winners such as Tan Sri Dato? (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Tan Sri Dr Ngau Boon Keat have gone on to represent Malaysia at the global EY EOY Awards in Monte Carlo.

This year also marks the fourth year of the Sarawak State Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award which aims to recognise and celebrate past recipients of the annual EOYS award whose entrepreneurial spirits and achievements have continued to grow, inspire and make a difference to the community. 

Read more about the winners, their winning initiatives and their inspirations here (Borneo Post Online)

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