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SMB Awards 2021

The 2nd Edition of Celebrating SMB Success Stories.

Etisalat SMB Awards 2021 – Full Ceremony

We celebrated the outstanding achievements of Small & Medium businesses at a glittering ceremony in Dubai on 15th February 2022.

With several award categories in the roster, hundreds of registrations and a thorough, in-depth evaluation by our prestigious auditors, the proud winners of SMB Awards 2021 were:

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SMB of The Year Award
Al Adil Trading

Digital Transformation Award 2

The Digital Transformation
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Aster Hospitals UAE

SMB of the Year Award

Emirati Business Award


A.R.J Holding

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

CSR Award


Corporate Business Services

Busineess Mobility Award

Business Mobility Award


Route Mobile

Artificial Intelligence Award

Artificial Intelligence Award


Prognica Labs

Women in Business Award

Women in Business Award


Ascentria Examinations & Tests Preparation Centre

Tech for Good Award

Technology for Good Award


Jacky's Business Solution

Top Healthcare Award

Top Healthcare Award


Universal Medical Transfer Services

Top Sustainability Award

Top Sustainability Award


Tecton Engineering & Construction

Top UAE businesses honoured at Etisalat's SMB Awards 2021!

Etisalat's SMB Awards 2021, was held on the 15th of February 2022, and was initiated to applaud and celebrate the most prominent businesses.

The awards were attended by Faisal Al Hammadi, Assistant Undersecretary for Entrepreneurship and SMEs from the Ministry of Economy, who applauded the success of the SMB community and lauded the strong collaborative support of the UAE government in creating a conducive and sustainable ecosystem that is well-placed to produce successful companies in the country.

This platform is powered by our constant service mantra for SMBs, which is, “Your Business Grows with Us.” We continually endeavour to recognise, honour and motivate the top achievers by celebrating the ever-growing successes of the business community.

What was the SMB Awards 2021 Journey?

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Step 1:

Nominee Submissions

Based on the criteria of awards, participating businesses nominated themselves and submitted the supporting documents.

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Audit Review

A jury panel of external auditors conducted an in-depth review and evaluated the submissions.

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Step 3:

Shortlist Announcement

The Top 3 shortlisted nominees for each award category were invited to the Grand Finale event.

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STEP 4:

Awards Ceremony

The award winners were announced and celebrated at the grand finale held on the 15th of February 2022.

Understanding The Auditing Process

A panel of external experts evaluated the nominations based on various factors such as eligibility criteria, business model, blueprints, growth paradigm, innovation strategies and achievement intentions to determine the most promising participants.

Meet The Jury

Essa Al Zaabi

Essa Al Zaabi

SVP - Support Services

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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Reenita Das

Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner
Senior Vice President

Frost & Sullivan

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Sunil John

President – Middle East and North Africa (MENA)   BCW

Founder - ASDA’A BCW

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Market Development
Financial Technology & Innovation

FSRA - ADGM

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Hussein M. Dajani

General Manager - Digital and CX Transformation - AMIO region

Nissan Motor Co.

Valerie Jean Lindsay

Valerie Lindsay

Professor of Management

American University of Sharjah

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Kamelia Allow

Founder & CEO

Bowarr Management

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What did the nominees need to apply to SMB Awards 2021?

All participating businesses were required to share a complete consolidation of their essential business information. The first and most critical eligibility factor was for their business to be more than 3 years old.

Based on the award category, the questions and documentation required, revolved around the below main segments:

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Company

Your company, website & its contact details

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Nominee

Details of the authorized business representative

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Business Model

How does your organization craft, create & provide value to customers

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Financials

Financial Model & Profitability

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Achievements

Major achievements that disrupted the industry

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Customers

Customer Loyalty, Satisfaction & Retention

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Employee Well being

Measures taken to uplift your employees' motivation & overall workplace wellness

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Vision

Your organization’s vision & future plans