KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of 86 companies were announced as winners of the Golden Bull Award 2017 as the award celebrates its 15th year. The Golden Bull Award was first organised in 2003, and has previously been presented by senior members of the cabinet, including Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak. The award is organised by Business Media International and Sphere Exhibits.
Winners are selected by a panel of judges led by HELP University's Vice Chancellor, Datuk Dr Paul Chan, based on a basket of qualitative and quantitatie criteria. Baker Tilly Monteiro Heng is the award's official auditor, while financial data is provided by Credit Bureau Malaysia.
Dato' William Ng, organising chairman of the Golden Bull Award says, "the market and economic environment have changed over the past 15 years. Today's market is much more complex and multi-faceted than it was in 2003. This makes entrepreneurship, and running a business, far more challenging than it was 15 years ago".
"Many Malaysian companies are still trapped in the mindset of the past decade; where numbers and practices are shrouded in secrecy to stop others from emulating them. However, in today's business environment, there are no more trade secrets. Even the best-kept food recipes are publicly available on the internet. As such, our competitive advantage as a business can no longer be our know-how. The only way we can fail-proof our business is to be good in planning, and be even better in executing," says Ng.
In the period between 2011 and 2015, SME grew at average annual rate of 6.7%, outperforming the overall average growth of the economy of 5.3%. This shows that SMEs remain an engine of growth for the country.
The Golden Bull Award 2017 was presented to the winners by Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities. A total of 3 different categories were open for competition including the Emerging SMEs, the Outstanding SMEs and the Super Golden Bull, categorised respectively according to annual turnover. A record breaking 417 nominees participated in total with 86 enterprises claiming the title of winners.
Mah calls on SMEs to constantly evaluate the company's capability, and its ability to withstand unexpected setbacks in order to build companies that can withstand challenges.
Mah added, "Malaysia's achievements over the past 60 years are the result of efforts of Malaysians of all races. I hope that entrepreneurs and business leaders will continue to lead by example in promoting racial harmony so that the country will continue to grow for many more years."
Also present at the award presentation was Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros, CEO of MATRADE, Datuk Dr Chua Yew Sin, deputy secretary general of Federation of Chinese Associations of Malaysia, Rizal Nainy, deputy CEO of SME Corporation, Koay Chiew Guan, president of Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia and Chua Wee Phong, chairman of Sphere Exhibits and executive vice president of Singapore Press Holdings.
The award is sponsored by EcoWorld and Isuzu.
Some words from the winners:
"By hard work & being focused" - Menta Construction Sdn Bhd
"Life is too short to be serious... Let's eat!!!" - Atfah Sdn Bhd, Founder, Mr. Derick Yap Hong Liang.
"Success comes not to those with the biggest and brightest brains but to those who work hard and don't give up." - Virgin Greens X Sdn Bhd, CEO, Mr. Eric Chung Chi Kong.
"One should not be afraid to fail. Never give up, just do it!" - Secret Recipe Holdings Sdn Bhd, Group President, CEO, Dato' Steven Sim Leong Thun.
"I am proud of who we are and what we do at Kah Hong. It is an honored to be recognized as top 100 outstanding SMEs company from Golden Bull Awards' distinguished panel of experts, and these honors are great barometer of how our contribution is being received by businesses of all shapes and sizes." - Kah Hong Precision Tooling Sdn Bhd, Executive Director, Datin Eloise See Hui Pyng.
"Do not wait for opportunity to come, create them instead" - Crynx Group Sdn Bhd, CEO, Rueben Lee.
"We believe that credibility and trustworthiness are to be earned. To be a preferred and responsible builder in the country, we are committed to provide excellent products and services to our clients and continuously create sustainable value to our stakeholders" - Pesona Metro Sdn Bhd, Managing Director, Wie Hock Beng.
"BE WATER BE FUTURE" - BEWG (M) Sdn Bhd, CEO, Datuk Vence Ong Kian Min.
"Every little things count is the key to success" - Solutionpack Machinery (M) Sdn Bhd, General Manager, Charles Goh Sim Yew.
"It's tough to startup a business; It is even tougher to maintain a business; And the toughest is to grow the business successfully.To ensure the business everlasting, ones shall require to work conscientiously with passion, enthusiasm and never forget the objective of starting the business." - Goldsoft Sdn Bhd, Managing Director, Mr. Stephen Lim Choon San.
"Winners never quit!" - Rico Food Industries Sdn Bhd, Managing Director, Mr. Alex Chee Lye Huat.
"Your Partner In Protection" - WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, CEO, Dato' Lee Son Hong.
LIST OF RECIPIENTS OF GOLDEN BULL AWARD 2017
SUPER GOLDEN BULL
BEWG (M) Sdn Bhd
Cergas Murni Sdn Bhd
EG Industries Berhad
Menta Construction Sdn Bhd
Pesona Metro Sdn Bhd
Secret Recipe Holdings Sdn Bhd
Thai Hong Chan (Kl) Sdn Bhd
UMLand Seri Austin (Dynasty View Sdn Bhd)
Virgin Greens X Sdn Bhd
WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd
YHI Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Advanced Healthcare Products Sdn Bhd
Advanced Medical Products Sdn Bhd
Aero Line Services Sdn Bhd
Ambitious Infinite Resources Sdn Bhd
Artha Logistics Sdn Bhd
Asia Green Construction Sdn Bhd
Atfah Sdn Bhd
Beaute Mori Sdn Bhd
Best-Beteck Furniture Sdn Bhd
Bikasa Jitu Sdn Bhd
BMStar Technology Sdn Bhd
Chang Jiang International Sdn Bhd
Cortex Imaging Sdn Bhd
Crynx Group Sdn Bhd
Dexon Electrical Engineering Sdn Bhd
Doka Formwork Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Dream Technology System Sdn Bhd
Ecomate Sdn Bhd
Electrical Components Sdn Bhd
Exclusive Networks Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Fabulous Sunview Sdn Bhd
Fathopes Energy Sdn Bhd
Gamma Wood Sdn Bhd
Genius Promenade Sdn Bhd
GO Communications Sdn Bhd
Goldsoft Sdn Bhd
Hernan Corporation Sdn Bhd
I.S.A. Technologies Sdn Bhd
Industri Makanan Jati Sdn Bhd
I-WAN Media Sdn Bhd
IX Telecom Sdn Bhd
Jesin Development Sdn Bhd
JP Nutritional Biotechnology Sdn Bhd
Kah Hong Precision Tooling Sdn Bhd
Keko Manufacturing (M) Sdn Bhd
KGW Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd
Kids Planet Education Sdn Bhd
Kong Cheong Food Industries Sdn Bhd
L&A Feeder Engineering
Layang Food Sdn Bhd
LeBLANC Sdn Bhd
Letromec Industries (Kuala Lumpur) Sdn Bhd
Maestro Laboratories Sdn Bhd
Mag Builders Sdn Bhd
Mattan Engineering Sdn Bhd
Multiample Construction Sdn Bhd
Oiltek Sdn Bhd
Print Expert Sdn Bhd
Proguard Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd
Reka Setia Industries Sdn Bhd
Rich Art Print & Pack Sdn Bhd
Rico Food Industries Sdn Bhd
SCP Automation (M) Sdn Bhd
SF Furniture Sdn Bhd
Sledgehammer Communications (M) Sdn Bhd
Solutionpack Machinery (M) Sdn Bhd
Spind Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Strong Force (M) Sdn Bhd
Telestructure Industries Sdn Bhd
The Flower Tea Shop Sdn Bhd
TKL Gallery Group Sdn Bhd
Wah Ha Children Products Sdn Bhd
Wansern Technology Sdn Bhd
Wintech Metal Processing Sdn Bhd
Woody Furniture Manufacturer Sdn Bhd
Yu Wah Steel (M) Trading Sdn Bhd
Creativo United Sdn Bhd
Elepoint Solutions Sdn Bhd
Getright Malaysia Sdn Bhd
LMF International Language Academy Sdn Bhd
The House Of Taste Sdn Bhd
True Academy (M) Sdn Bhd
United Glory Industry Sdn Bhd
Webqlo Sdn Bhd
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