THE PREMIER REGIONAL AWARDS FOR SMEs
Since 2009, the SME100® has served as the pinnacle of trust and benchmark of reliability among business owners. Independently verified and data driven, SME100® is an assurance to potential partners, investors and customers that your company has achieved a level of success beyond the ordinary.
The Awards identify and recognise SMEs based on a basket of quantitative and qualitative criteria with a focus on growth (turnover, profit and market share) and resilience (best practices, sustainability and vision).
More than an award, SME100® is a powerful learning and business development platform. Through our extensive university-level classes, enrichment seminars, workshops and forums - SME owners and key personnel up-skill themselves with the latest know-how and intelligence. Our annual ASEAN Business Accelerator and multi-country programs serve to accelerate your growth - putting you in touch with people and organisations that matter.
Awardees are also featured in a Special Edition of the SME Magazine and other supporting online and print media. They also participate in other programs under the SME100® Framework™.
SME100® Awards is the highest accolade for an SME to aspire for!
HISTORY OF SME100 AWARDS
Since its inception in 2009, SME100® Awards has achieved a number of industry firsts.
Driven by our objective to be transparent and impartial, SME100® Awards is independently researched, ranked and published by SME Magazine based on data provided by nominees and verified by appointed credit agencies and/or auditors.
With over 20,000 nominees across Southeast Asia having participated in the program, we have a deep and unmatched understanding of what separates successful, fast moving companies from ordinary SMEs.
UNDER SME100® AWARDS 2021
Limited number of winners to be selected for the special category
SME100® CTOS CREDIT EXCELLENCE AWARD
The SME100® CTOS Credit Excellence Award and the Golden Abacus is awarded for consistent credit excellence including history of business, viability and sustainability based on financial reports, credibility and reputation of the business owner and overall growth of the company.
Believing strongly that business is built on trust, SME100® partners with CTOS to validate companies within the SME100® program under this ground-breaking category to instil trust, transparency and integrity among our SMEs.
SME100® - AFFIN SME ICON AWARD
This is a special category launched to recognize strong icons and success stories among SMEs. The
SME100 – Affin SME Icon Award is given to businesses that have products and/or services that are uniquely
Malaysian in terms of ownership, development and/or cultural linkage, while demonstrating strong growth
and leadership in the market.
- Min revenue of RM 100 million (manufacturing) or RM 50 million (services/agriculture)
- Minimum 5 years in operating business
- A strong icon and success story as an SME, from conception and growth to current achievements as a market leader or omnipresence in the market.
SME100® - Sustainable Brand Awards
For businesses to grow and protect that growth, business owners must recognise that purpose and sustainability is at the heart of all businesses. When our purpose are aligned with that of the community and the environment, the results is a competitive moat that will help sustain our businesses in good times, and in bad.
- A focus on ESG as part of the company’s objectives
- A minimum of two years of establishment
- Ability to demonstrate actions and plans to incorporate sustainability into business
- Physical audit and interview by SME100 Committee
- Submission and judging of programs and business plan from an ESG angle
The SME100 Awards is the benchmark for which all SMEs aspire for. Winning the SME100 is a testament of your excellence, and enhances your brand recognition significantly.
As part of the SME100 Framework™, recipients participate in numerous learning and business development programs together. Accelerate your growth through smart partnerships!
Winners will be included in our extensive publicity program, including coverage in SME Magazine year-round, press releases, social, online and print media coverage.