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SMB Awards 2021

Celebrating SMB Growth, Achievements & Success

Recognizing Aspiring Entrepreneurs & Business Excellence

We recognise the essential role played by Small & Medium Businesses in transforming and flourishing the economy.

Presenting Etisalat SMB Awards 2021, a recognition platform that honours prominent businesses that have demonstrated powerful leadership & influenced the region's business landscape.

The SMB Awards Journey

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Step 1:

Nomination:

Evaluate the criteria of the awards and nominate your business for the required one. Nominations close on 15th Jan, 2022

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Step 2:

Jury Evaluation:

Every application will undergo a comprehensive check to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria and will be passed on to our prestigious jury.

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Step 3:

Shortlist Announcement:

We will announce the Top 3 Nominees for each category.

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STEP 4

Awards Ceremony:

The winners will be unveiled and honored in a grand finale ceremony.

The Awards

Ten unique awards await pioneering entrepreneurs and thriving businesses. We encourage you to choose an award category that matches the nature of your business.

Open for businesses who are more than 3 years old, with up to 250 employees and a turnover of up to AED 250 million.

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Emirati Business Award

Open for Emirati businesses with a demonstrated growth that contributed to its success.

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Women in Business Award

Open for women entrepreneurs and top achievers who launched and scaled a successful business.

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Digital Transformation Award

Open for businesses with a successful track in digitizing businesses and disrupting the status quo.

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Artificial Intelligence Award

Open for businesses in machine learning, human intelligence and related AI developments.

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Top Sustainability Award

Open for organizations in energy, water and other sustainable projects that preserve our planet.

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Business Mobility Award

Open for businesses who redefined the way they operate & took business mobility to new heights.

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Top Healthcare Award

Open for clinics, pharmacies and medical centers that succeeded in healthcare during the pandemic.

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CSR Award

Open for organizations that run Corporate Social Responsibility programs in all sectors.

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Tech For Good Award

Open for businesses leveraging technology to affect the environment, society or quality of life.

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SMB of the Year Award

Open for businesses with exponential growth and outstanding overall performance in 2021.

Understanding The Selection Process

A panel of experts will analyze and evaluate all shortlisted submissions based on multiple factors including eligibility criteria, strength of the overall application and performance within the category of nomination. 

The shortlisted submissions will then be further evaluated by a prestigious panel of jury members.

The most promising participants will be selected as the Winners!

Meet Our Jury

A prestigious panel of jury members has been appointed to ensure the final winners are selected based on merit and the selection process is transparent and credible.

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

Your Application Guide

Put your business under the spotlight & reach for the recognition it deserves!

A complete consolidation of all the essential information to ensure you are able to participate in Etisalat’s SMB Awards 2021, with complete ease.

The first and most critical eligibility factor is for your business to be more than 3 years old. We recommended for you to be as clear, concise and thorough about your business model, performance and other listed factors in order for auditors and evaluators to evaluate your application straightforwardly.


Based on the award category, the questions involved would revolve 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

Application for Etisalat SMB Awards 2021

It's time for your business to sparkle!

Shed light on your business success & performance breakthroughs with a recognition award that you deserve.