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GCCI prepares for 2016 Awards Dinner

Mar 30, 2016, 10:56 AM | Article By: Osman Kargbo

The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is again preparing the ground for another remarkable Dinner Awards to recognize excellence in business performance in the country.

The 2016 Dinner Awards ceremony, which will honour and recognize business establishments and entrepreneurs with spectacular AWARDS for their performance in 2015, will be held on 6 May this year at the Ocean Bay Hotel and Resort in Bakau Cape Point.

Businesses and entrepreneurs are, therefore, needed to submit their business profiles to GCCI in good time to allow the Chamber put in place all the necessary modalities for a successful and convivial event, whose main theme is: Supporting Sustainable Enterprises.

“As the sole representative body of the private sector, the GCCI holds annual Business Awards to acknowledge and encourage members of the private sector who have registered remarkable success in their areas of business,” GCCI CEO Alieu Secka said.

Guest speaker for this year will be Mr. Mustapha Njie, CEO/MD of TAF Gambia Homes, who will speak on “African Entrepreneurs - The Challenge of Globalization”.

A statement by GCCI invites members of the Business Community to send their business profiles to be considered for nomination under various Award Categories.

It stated further: “Please note and clearly respond to the core criteria and specific details of an Award category which is being applied for. The Award Council will assess your submitted profile based on the set criteria, as well as further information it may require. The general public may also nominate businesses for any Award Category.”

The following core areas are applicable to all award categories and attract an overall score of 25%: Employment Creation (growth rate); Financial Performance (growth in turnover); Innovation & Competitiveness (New or improved Product/Systems); Corporate Social Responsibility, and Tax Compliance.

And awards will be given out to winners of the following categories: Young Entrepreneur of the year; Small and Medium Enterprise of the year; Bank of the year; Leading Business of the year; Emerging Business of the year (rate of transformation from SME to becoming a large business); Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award, and Financial Institutions Supporting SMEs Award.

According the Chamber, deadline for submission of profiles is: Monday 4th April 2016.

Dinner Tables

The Chamber has also arranged for four sets of tables of various shades for dinner participants, which all goes to making the gala dinner a convivial event.

1.They are named Late Momodou Baboucarr Njie (First Indigenous GCCI President) - D60, 000; Late Mrs. Alice Carr – (First GCCI Female Member) - D50, 000; Late Pierre W.F. Njie (First GCCI CEO)-D40, 000; and Jula -D2, 000.