National Business Excellence Awards end on a high note – Business News
Pictured are NBEA 2021 Grand Prize Winners and Chamber Officers (L to R): Deepal Nelson, Senior Vice President, National Chamber, HJS Condiments Limited (Bronze Award Winner), Ceylon Biscuits Limited (Gold Award Winner), National Development Bank PLC (Silver Award Winner) and Nandika Buddhipala, President of the National Chamber
The National Chamber announced that the “National Business Excellence Awards 2021” celebrating its 17th anniversary successfully concluded on March 22 at the BMICH, in the presence of a large gathering of the business community, world leaders from company, distinguished guests and guests.
The National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) is an annual awards competition designed and organized by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka to recognize business enterprises that have demonstrated excellence in business, while contributing to economic progress from the country.
Being one of the pioneer awards competitions launched as early as 2004 by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, NBEA has maintained its highest standards and gained much recognition and prestige among the business community as an awards program well-structured recognizing “Excellence” of companies in Sri Lanka, consecutively for 17 years.
French Ambassador to Sri Lanka Eric Lavertu, Guest of Honor at the event, addressing the gathering highly appreciated the Sri Lankan private sector for its strenuous efforts to develop the country’s export sector which contributes to further develop the economy.
He said that despite the pandemic situation, the Sri Lankan export sector has witnessed significant development over the past few years. The Ambassador also highlighted the close business relations between Sri Lanka and France and recalled the launch of water supply projects in Negambo as well as Jaffna.
The French Ambassador also said that direct flight services between Sri Lanka and France have started and said this will further strengthen the tourism industry in Sri Lanka. He said that many French companies have also started business ventures in Sri Lanka and this situation will further enhance business activities between Sri Lanka and France.
The Ambassador also pointed out that Sri Lanka is seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at this stage to provide uninterrupted services to the people of the country, which is a step in the right direction.
Ambassador Lavertu also underscored the value of holding such business excellence award ceremonies by the National Chamber every year and said that this type of recognition will further strengthen personalities involved in various types of business activities. .
Speaker of the National Chamber, Nandika Buddhipala said, “The National Chamber encourages the business community to embrace the purpose of their institutions to align more with creating long-term sustainability and creating of value to everyone in society, not just a privileged few.
Buddhipala further explained that through future enhancements that are expected to be introduced in the NBEA app, it is expected to highlight the importance of adhering to the Sustainable Development Goals by our organizations and encourage diversity, equality and inclusion ( DEI) integrated into the governance frameworks of Sri Lankan institutions to move from concept to commitment.