Six Organisations Win 2017 Business Excellence Awards

  • Date
    26 Oct 2017
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  • Reference Number NR/22/2017

Half of the winners are first-time recipients

1. Three organisations – two local food companies and a provider of utility services – win this year’s Business Excellence Awards for the first time. The other three winners are two government agencies and a local eco-friendly industrial packaging solutions provider. They will receive their awards from Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of National Development at the 23rd Business Excellence (BE) Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner tonight.

2. The winners of the 2017 BE Awards are:

 Singapore Quality Award  Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA)
 Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
 Neo Group Limited (Catering)
 Select Group Pte Ltd
 SP Services Ltd
 Innovation Excellence Award  Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd

Refer to the fact sheets for more information on this year’s winners as well as the BE Initiative.

3. First-time winners, Neo Group (Catering), Select Group and SP Services join the ranks of DSTA, MOM and Greenpac who are past recipients of various BE Awards (see Annex A). To date, there are 112 BE Award winners, who have attained superior performance and demonstrated commitment in harnessing innovation, developing people and delivering excellent service, since the inception of the BE initiative in 1994. The BE Awards are conferred by the Singapore Quality Award (SQA) Governing Council and administered by SPRING Singapore.

A critical enabler to build capabilities and capture new market opportunities

4. The BE framework was streamlined last year to keep pace with evolving management and technological trends. Organisations have to pursue the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) as a foundation before deepening niche capabilities in Innovation, People and Service. The refreshed framework serves to maintain its relevance and value as a holistic tool for organisations of different growth stages to establish strong business fundamentals and capitalise on new opportunities.

5. The SQC certification is an endorsement of a company’s robust management capabilities and commitment to delivering value to its stakeholders. The unified branding under SQC serves as a trust mark of quality and excellence for Singapore-based organisations, boosting their competitiveness in domestic and global markets. To date, more than 1,800 organisations are on the BE journey.

6. “In the face of a fast-changing global economic landscape, business excellence has become more crucial for organisations now than before. To help them navigate through these changes, the independent validation process that organisations go through using the BE framework provides them with an external perspective – enabling them to assess where they stand in relation to their local and overseas counterparts, and identify the gaps that need to be filled in order to achieve sustainable growth,” said Professor Cham Tao Soon, Chairman, SQA Governing Council.

7. “The assurance of quality that BE provides of a business’ products and services, as well as soundness of its management practices are important for Singapore companies looking to seize growth opportunities locally and overseas. Organisations should leverage the BE initiative to fine-tune their management systems and develop capabilities to be better positioned to scale, grow and compete,” said Mr Poon Hong Yuen, Chief Executive, SPRING Singapore.

Click here for the fact sheet for Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA).
Click here for the fact sheet for Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
Click here for the fact sheet for Neo Group Limited (Catering).
Click here for the fact sheet for Select Group Pte Ltd.
Click here for the fact sheet for SP Services Ltd.
Click here for the fact sheet for Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd.

Annex A - Winners of 2017 Business Excellence Awards

 Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA)  Singapore Quality Award
 People Excellence Award (2016)

 Innovation Excellence Award (2014)
 Ministry of Manpower (MOM)  Singapore Quality Award (2010)
 Neo Group Limited (Catering)  -
 Select Group Pte Ltd  -
 SP Services Ltd  -
 Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd  Innovation Excellence Award  Singapore Quality Award (2014)