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Ras Al Khaimah

Aimed at companies that have been trading for less than one year, this category will have judges looking for innovative business ideas or a clear point of differentiation. Did the organisation identify a gap in the market for something new, or perhaps offer an established product/service with a special twist? The judges will focus on future potential rather than an entrant’s ability to show turnover and profit growth at this early stage. Focusing on the business plan, judges will look at how targets and KPIs have been exceeded and how the vision for growing the business has been executed in terms of turnover, employment and expansion.

If your business is less than one year old but has already achieved something great, we want to hear your story in this category. The first year of a business is an exciting but difficult time. It can be a constant struggle, but it leaves entrepreneurs ready to push forward. We want to reward the business owners who are slugging away on year two and are ready to excel in their third year.          


Scoring

For each entry in the Best New Startup category, judges will compare the extent to which candidates have demonstrated excellence in the following core areas:

  • Growth 15 pts
  • Innovation 20 pts
  • Staff Engagement 15 pts
  • Customer Service 15 pts
  • Leadership 15 pts
  • Ethics 5 pts
  • Financial Performance 15 pts
  • Total 100 pts

Award

Winner in this category will be awarded with AED 20,000.

All written entries and supporting data must be submitted by 31 October 2017.

This category seeks to highlight organisations that have identified new products or services related to technology and successfully brought them to the market. Entrants must be able to clearly demonstrate that there was a demand for the technology and that the product has proven successful in line with the objectives set.

Judges will look for evidence of how the new product or service has been identified and applied to improve its commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement.


Scoring

While each entry form has been tailored to each category, they have been designed to draw out achievements in seven core areas. Scoring for these core areas are weighted according to the criteria for each category.

For each entry in the Best New Technology category, judges will compare the extent to which each candidate has demonstrated excellence in the following core areas:

  • Growth 15 pts
  • Innovation 25 pts
  • Staff Engagement 10 pts
  • Customer Service 15 pts
  • Leadership 15 pts
  • Ethics 5 pts
  • Financial Performance 15 pts
  • Total 100 pts

Award

Winner in this category will be awarded with AED 20,000.

All written entries and supporting data must be submitted by 31 October 2017.

Aimed at small companies with 25-50 employees that have been in the market for a few years and striving to build their own database of clients and increase their level of engagement. Focusing on the business plan, judges will look at how targets and KPIs have been exceeded and the vision for growing the business in terms of turnover, employment and expansion.


Scoring

For each entry in the Best Small Business category, judges will compare the extent to which each candidate has demonstrated excellence in the following core areas:

  • Growth 20 pts
  • Innovation 15 pts
  • Staff Engagement 15 pts
  • Customer Service 15 pts
  • Leadership 15 pts
  • Ethics 5 pts
  • Financial Performance 15 pts
  • Total 100 pts

Award

Winner in this category will be awarded with AED 20,000.

All written entries and supporting data must be submitted by 31 October 2017.

This is for organisations that show outstanding growth within the span of two to three years from starting the business. The judges would be looking at what sets the organisation apart and how it has grown the business and its people. Two winners will be selected in this category, one for each subcategory:

a. Small/Medium (1-200 employees)
b. Medium/Large (200+ employees)


Scoring

For each entry in the Fastest Growing Company category, SME and Industrial, judges will compare the extent to which each candidate has demonstrated excellence in the following core areas:

  • Growth 25 pts
  • Innovation 15 pts
  • Staff Engagement 10 pts
  • Customer Service 15 pts
  • Leadership 15 pts
  • Ethics 5 pts
  • Financial Performance 15 pts
  • Total 100 pts

Award

Winner in each sub-category will be awarded with a prestigious trophy and AED 20,000.

All written entries and supporting data must be submitted by 31 October 2017.

Aimed at companies with industrial-related activities, products and services that deliver a value to its clients and community. Focusing on the business plan, judges will look at how targets and KPIs have been exceeded and the vision for growing the business in terms of turnover, employment and expansion. Three winners will be selected in this category, one for each subcategory:

a. Small /Medium (1-200 employees)
b. Medium/Large (200+ employees)


Scoring

For each entry in the For each entry in the Best Industrial Company category, judges will compare the extent to which each candidate has demonstrated excellence in the following core areas:

  • Growth 20 pts
  • Innovation 20 pts
  • Staff Engagement 10 pts
  • Customer Service 15 pts
  • Leadership 15 pts
  • Ethics 5 pts
  • Financial Performance 15 pts
  • Total 100 pts

Award

Winners in Small/Medium sub-category will be awarded with a prestigious trophy and AED 20,000. 
Winner in Medium/Large sub-category will be awarded with a prestigious trophy and AED 30,000.

All written entries and supporting data must be submitted by 31 October 2017.

This award recognises the company or organisation that has made the most significant contribution to the growth of Ras Al Khaimah by enhancing the emirate’s economic and social development.


Scoring

In the Contributor to Ras Al Khaimah Development category, judges will compare the extent to which each candidate has demonstrated excellence in the following core areas:

  • Growth 15 pts
  • Innovation 15 pts
  • Staff Engagement 15 pts
  • Customer Service 15 pts
  • Leadership 15 pts
  • Ethics 10 pts
  • Financial Performance 15 pts
  • Total 100 pts

Award

Winner in this category will be awarded with AED 30,000.

All written entries and supporting data must be submitted by 31 October 2017.

This category is to reward responsible business practice across the environment and community. The judges will look for innovative CSR strategies or initiatives that have or are currently making a real difference to people at a local, national or international level.

This award celebrates organisations that address a social or environmental need while reinvesting profit or surplus from trade to achieve their social missions. The award also recognises those achieving the greatest impact while demonstrating excellence in all aspects of enterprise – from innovation, staff engagement and customer focus to growth, leadership and financial performance. Judges will look for pioneering ideas and approaches that can be adapted in other areas of community service, and will assess each candidate on the sustainability of the model and potential for lasting improvement.


Scoring

For each entry in the Best Corporate Social Responsibility category, judges will compare the extent to which each candidate has demonstrated excellence in the following core areas:

  • Growth 10 pts
  • Innovation 15 pts
  • Staff Engagement 15 pts
  • Customer Service 15 pts
  • Leadership 15 pts
  • Ethics 20 pts
  • Financial Performance 10 pts
  • Total 100 pts

Award

Winner in this category will be awarded with AED 20,000.

All written entries and supporting data must be submitted by 31 October 2017.