Affin Bank Berhad (“AFFIN BANK” or “the Bank”) in collaboration with Business Media International (“BMI”), was proud to recognise SMEs with excellent track records at the SME100 Awards 2021 that happened on 17 December 2021 at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya.
Present at the event was YBhg. Datuk Wan Razly Abdullah Wan Ali, President & Group Chief Executive Officer of AFFIN BANK, who received a memento from BMI in recognition of the Bank’s continuous support as the platinum sponsor for the fifth consecutive year.
“We are honoured to play an integral role in awarding some of the most thriving and inspiring SME companies in Malaysia,” said Datuk Wan Razly
“At AFFIN BANK, it is “Always About You” – this year, we are dedicating two awards that recognise the outstanding entrepreneurial achievements of our SME community while continuing to offer steadfast support to this vital pillar of our country’s economy”, he added.
The AFFIN SME ICON Award was introduced in 2019 to recognise strong icons and success stories among Malaysian SMEs.
This year, Senheng Electric (M) Sdn Bhd was selected as the only recipient of the award in acknowledgement of their humble conception in 1989 to become a market leader and a household name for consumer electronics.
Senheng Electric (M) Sdn Bhd, who now owns over 100 electronic chain stores, truly embodies the spirit of Malaysian SMEs who are resilient, strong-willed, and robust.
Women entrepreneurs are upcoming trailblazers who contributes significantly to Malaysia’s economic growth while also bringing about positive social impact to their communities.
As a homage to these outstanding business leaders, AFFIN BANK launched the AFFINGEM Women Entrepreneur Award to honour and celebrate women entrepreneurs who have shown remarkable achievements, exceptional leadership skills and outstanding commitment in their own field.
The inaugural recipients of this award are Team Some Sdn Bhd, Dr. Ariel Chang Clinic Sdn Bhd, Armila Berhad, Green Herbology Sdn Bhd and Star Glory Asia (M) Sdn Bhd.
Since 2009, the SME100 Awards is the premier regional awards for SMEs. Organised by BMI, it is the highest accolade for an SME to aspire for and has served as the pinnacle of trust and benchmark of reliability among business owners.
The awards identify and recognise SMEs which have achieved a level of success beyond the ordinary, based on a basket of quantitative and qualitative criteria with a focus on growth (turnover, profit, and market share) and resilience (best practices, sustainability, and vision).