Awards’ popularity records over four lakh applications from leading SMEs
New Delhi, April 11, 2013: Business Today, India’s top business magazine by readership and circulation, and YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, announced the ‘Fourth Business Today-YES BANK SME Awards 2012’ in New Delhi. The ‘Business Today-YES BANK SME Survey 2012’, received an overwhelming response of over four lakh applications from leading SMEs across key industry sectors with 15 awards for eight categories. The awardees were felicitated by Hon’ble Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, Union Minister of Coal, and Hon’ble Shri K. H. Muniyappa, Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, at a glittering event on April 10, 2013 in New Delhi, attended by leading SMEs from across the country.
The objective of these awards is to bring together growth-focused, innovative and success-driven SME enterprises on a common platform for inspiring an entrepreneurial spirit across the SME sectors.
In his introductory address, Mr. Ashish Bagga, Group CEO - India Today Group, which publishes titles such as Business Today and India Today, said, "This is a proud moment for us. Getting more than four lakh applications has helped us make this year’s Business Today-YES Bank Best SME Survey much more inclusive, and we justifiably hope to improve on this score in the years ahead."
In a message, Mr. Rana Kapoor, Founder, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK said, "These awards have been conceived, planned and executed with the objective of recognizing the achievements of entrepreneurs and companies. Over the past four editions, the Awards have grown by leaps and bounds from 8,000 applications in the inaugural year to over four lakh this year. This is not only a testimony to India’s growing SME sector but also to YES BANK’s focus and commitment towards it."
The applications were short listed through a robust three-step selection process, on the basis of the information received through the application form, and from publicly available sources. The final winners were identified through a thorough analysis of short listed applications by an eminent jury chaired by Mr Arun Maira, Member – Planning Commission; Mr Ajay Seth, Chief Financial Officer, Maruti Suzuki; Mr Abhay Pandey, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital; Mr Anil Bhardwaj, Secretary-General, FISME; and Mr Sushil Muhnot, Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India.
|Medium Enterprise category||Small Enterprise category|
|Star SME overall||DFM Foods Ltd||Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies Ltd|
|Star SME for Manufacturing||Chem Process Systems Pvt. Ltd.||Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies Pvt Ltd|
|Star SME for Services||Shalby Hospitals||Mynd Solutions Pvt. Ltd.|
|Star SME for Trading||Aastha Minmet (India) Limited||S.L. Packaging Pvt. Ltd|
|Star SME for Agriculture||DFM Foods Ltd.||StarAgri Warehousing & Collateral Management Ltd.|
|Best SME for Social & Environmental Responsibility||Omega Elevators||Yennai Hydrocarbon Services Pvt Ltd|
|Best SME for Innovation||Emmbi Polyarns Ltd||Molecular Connections Private Limited|
|Best SME in North-East India||North Eastern Medical Research Institute Ltd.|
ABOUT BUSINESS TODAY
Business Today is part of the INDIA TODAY GROUP, India’s leading media house. Business Today is the most-read and largest-circulated business magazine in India. It is also the only business magazine in the list of Top 10 most-read English magazines in India. As per latest IRS figures, Business Today is read by more than 400,000 people each fortnight. As the wave of change sweeps business, economy and society like never before, Business Today has ensured that its readers have all the necessary upgrades to manage tomorrow. It takes its readers deeper to give a complete understanding of the world of business. Ever since its inception in 1992, it has set one benchmark after another in business reporting.
ABOUT YES BANK
YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder, Mr. Rana Kapoor and his top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the Future Businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers. YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of "Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India".
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