2021 is the year of ‘innovation and adaptability’ as the pandemic pushed SMEs to alter their business plans and strategies to sustain growth and thrive during the economic crisis and lockdown. This immense pressure has caused many SMEs to change their business operations drastically to survive or even close their operations.
Despite the challenging environment faced by SMEs, 28 Singaporean SMEs have emerged as winners of the SME100 Awards. They were among the 450 Singaporean companies that were in the selection of becoming the SME100 Fast Moving Companies of 2021. Among stand-out recipients were Alliance Divine Impex Pte Ltd, CAC Logistics Services Pte Ltd, Energy Wave Worldwide Pte Ltd and Ingenious Business Software Pte Ltd.
This year, SME100 continues to adopt one of the most stringent evaluation criteria for all nominees. The five-step process included both qualitative and quantitative analysis, as well as a 100 percent interview requirement with a focus on growth (turnover, profit, and market share) and resilience (best practices, sustainability, and vision). The award is organised by SME Magazine, with AMCHAM and ORBA as supporting organizations. Crowe Singapore continues to serve as official auditors.
“As SMEs tend to be more vulnerable to the economic effects, we can see from the award recipients that they have demonstrated resilience, strength and growth despite the situation.” said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of SME Magazine and managing director of Business Media International, the organiser of SME100 Awards.
Rising Stars of Singapore SMEs
SME100 introduces the SME100 Best Start-up category that recognises outstanding companies established not more than two years in the market. They are evaluated based on their business overview, plan, and total workforce. The winners for 2021 are:
- 21 Days SG Pte Ltd
- Freds Produce Pte Ltd
- Phay & Partners
The SME100 Awards serves as a pinnacle of trust and benchmark of reliability for business owners. Be it for business ventures or attracting investors and clients in both foreign and domestic markets alike, the SME100 Awards has become the beacon of attention on all platforms that matter across all industries.
Singapore is one of the four ASEAN member countries to organise SME100 Awards, after Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
WORDS OF WISDOM
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Parameshvaran Shanmugiah, Managing Director of Alliance Divine Impex Pte. Ltd.
“The only one-stop logistic solution provider you will ever need.” – Tommy Tan, Director of Benkel International Pte. Ltd.
“Ongoing research in Digital Technology is opening up possibilities in quantum healing techniques. Energy Wave Worldwide Pte Ltd is active in this area; we are extremely excited about this, and believe that expanding Digital Technology has great potential in our mission to support our clients health in ever expanding ways.” – Jared Ang, Executive Director of Energy Wave Worldwide Pte. Ltd.
“Our success is built upon a team of committed logisticians who are attentive to the customers’ needs, and always ready to embrace digital transformation to create a seamless supply chain without disruptions.” – Daniel Lim, President of Jacobson Global Logistics (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Hidetaka Yata, Managing Director of Jointhire Singapore Pte. Ltd.
“Specialist in Curing Process Technology.” — Yee Joo Siang, Managing Director of LBM Enterprise Pte. Ltd.
“Thank you SME 100 for honouring us with the esteemed award. This award is a significant achievement to our team’s dedication, effort and hard-work.” – Ang Wee Cheng, Managing Director of Lea Keong Mechanical & Engineering Pte Ltd.
“On behalf of Phaidon International Singapore I would like to say how honoured and humbled we are to win this prestigious award. What we do really matters. I thank our hard-working Singapore “crew” who work tirelessly to help our clients solve their number one business challenge: securing business-critical talent. This helps them be successful and grow. In turn, contributing to the Singaporean economy and wider community.” — Andrew McNeilis, Group Managing Director, APAC Region, Phaidon International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
“Thank you SME100 for honouring us with this esteemed award. This award is an opportune validation of our team’s relentless efforts in overcoming and growing in the pandemic-hampered business climate. This boost in morale and confidence will inspire us and our team to strive for greater success. We also take this opportunity to congratulate our fellow award winners and wish them the very best.” – Ramanan Manoher, Managing Director of Prospect Logistics Pte. Ltd.
“Build your dreams, Build your great team.” — Lee Chin Hong, Operation Director of Sunbo Holding Pte. Ltd.
“There is no business that thrives on a single person ability — it takes a team.” – Jimmy Goh Ming Ye, Executive Director of Thirty Marketplace Pte. Ltd.
2021 Singapore SME100 Award Winners:
|21 DAYS SG PTE LTD
|ALLIANCE DIVINE IMPEX PTE LTD
|AVANTI EXIM PTE LTD
|BENKEL INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD
|CAC LOGISTICS SERVICES PTE LTD
|ENERGY WAVE WORLDWIDE PTE LTD
|ESIN VISA PTE LTD (ESIN GROUP)
|FIRST PAGE DIGITAL PTE LTD
|FOOD PARADISE ENTERPRISE HOLDING PTE LTD
|FREDS PRODUCE PTE LTD
|GLORREICH SINGAPORE PTE LTD
|HO ENG HUAT CONSTRUCTION PTE LTD
|INGENIOUS BUSINESS SOFTWARE PTE LTD
|IWS INTELLIGENT WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS PTE LTD
|JACOBSON GLOBAL LOGISTICS (SINGAPORE) PTE LIMITED
|JOINTHIRE SINGAPORE PTE LTD
|LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB SINGAPORE PTE LTD
|LBM ENTERPRISE PTE LTD
|LEA KEONG MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING PTE LTD
|PHAIDON INTERNATIONAL (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
|PHAY & PARTNERS
|PROSPECT LOGISTICS PTE LTD
|SEQUOIA GROUP PTE LTD
|SUNBO HOLDING PTE LTD
|THIRTY MARKETPLACE PTE LTD
|WATCH WATER (S) PTE LTD
|WEIMA BUILDERS PTE LTD
|WESTPOINT COACH PTE LTD
For more information, please visit http://sme100.asia.