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ABOUT SME100 AWARDS

It's the premier regional awards for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). 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). It's the premier regional awards for fast moving SMEs across Southeast Asia. SME100 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).

Since its establishment, 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.

More than an awards, 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 programmes 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 programmes 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 programme, we have a deep understanding of what separates successful, fast moving companies from ordinary SMEs.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY SME MAGAZINE

SME Magazine is Southeast Asia’s best-selling business magazine - both online and in print. Dedicated to business owners and entrepreneurs, SME Magazine features current news and in-depth analysis, and practical articles and features in everyday language.

SMEs form the bulk of businesses throughout Asia and is often referred to as the thrust of the new economy. SME Magazine speaks to the owners and entrepreneurs, people at the driving seats of their respective business.

Facts

  • SME Magazine has the largest circulation and readership among any business magazines in Southeast Asia
  • Our digital presence; from our online portal, our digital edition, weekly e-newsletters and social media pages are far ahead our competitors
  • 72% of readers surveyed are business owners and entrepreneurs – the highest concentration among any media in the region
  • SME Magazine readers are affluent, high-networth individuals who are also decision makers for their businesses
  • SME Magazine has the lowest CPM rate when targeting business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Over 70% of current advertisers are multinational and public listed companies who want to reach out to business owners and entrepreneurs.

SPECIAL CATEGORIES
UNDER SME100® AWARDS 2020

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® programme under this groundbreaking category to instil trust, transparency and integrity among our SMEs.

#trustisgold

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.

    Criteria:
  • 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.

BRAND RECOGNITION

The SME100 Awards is benchmark for which all SMEs aspire for. Winning the SME100 is a testament of your excellence, and enhances your brand recognition significantly.

NETWORKING

As part of the SME100 Framework, recipients participate in numerous learning and business development programmes together. Accelerate your growth through smart partnerships!

PUBLICITY

Winners will be included in our extensive publicity programme, including coverage in SME Magazine year-round, press releases, social, online and print media coverage.

PARTICIPATION

An impartial and data-driven process will be independently conducted by the SME100 team. Take the first step by [NOMINATING your company or emailing us at marketing@businessmedia.asia

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