SICCI is encouraging businesses or entrepreneurs to nominate their business for an award at the 2021 BEA.

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has extended the nomination period for the 7th Business Excellence Awards (BEA).

With the extension of nominations for the biggest awards event of the Private Sector in Solomon Islands, businesses are called on to enter nomination that are open until Friday 5th November 2021.

The 2021 Business Excellence Awards will take place on Saturday 20th November at the Coral Sea Resort and Casino and is initiated by SICCI with the support of the Solomon Islands Government in 2013 and has since been the premier event for Solomon Islands’ business community attracting increased submissions over the years.

Organisers of the prestigious awards ceremony, SICCI is encouraging businesses or entrepreneurs to nominate their business by completing a nomination form which is available online at www.solomonchamber.com.sb

The awards are open to all businesses or organisations in the country.

SICCI CEO Natalina Hong says, “The BEA is our biggest event that takes place every November with an aim to bring together the private sector and government to celebrate all that is best in Solomon Islands business and it defines the standard for good practice in business. We are encouraging people or the public to nominate businesses or organisations who deserve to be recognised for their achievements or contribution to our communities.”

The 2019 BEA recorded the highest number of nominations with over 65 businesses competing for the honours.

SICCI is calling on all businesses to enter relevant categories and you will be able to compete for up to two awards.

The ultimate award of the ceremony, the Prime Minister’s Business Excellence Award is the only award that is not open for nominations but will be selected by an independent panel of judges.

If you have never taken the opportunity to enter your business in this prestigious awards event previously, this is your chance to be recognised on a national scale.

To nominate your business or another outstanding business you know of please contact the SICCI office on 39542 and speak with Simaema Neilsen or email services@solomonchamber.com.sb     

This year ten (10) businesses and/or individuals will again be honoured at the award ceremony in the following categories:

  • Small Business of the Year Award
  • Medium Business of the Year Award
  • Large Business of the Year Award
  • YESCI Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Inclusion & Diversity and Local Diversity
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Agri Business of the Year Award
  • Contribution to Sustainable Development and Community Award
  • Innovation & Technology Award
  • Prime Minister's Business Excellence Award

The 2021 BEA will have the theme ‘Challenges to Opportunities in a COVID-19 World’.

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Philip Lilomo is the Chamber's Media & Communications Officer. Philip writes most of the Chamber's media releases. He also manages the website contents, designs the Chamber's monthly newsletter, brochures and maintains the organisation's visual branding. 

Philip can be contacted on email: media@solomonchamber.com.sb 

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