Business Excellence Awards

It is the 55th Anniversary of the BMCC! In conjunction with this, we hosted our first ever Business Excellence Awards on the 12th of July 2018 to recognise the very best of individuals and companies across a range of categories. With over 500 attendees, it was a high-profile evening to remember with exquisite dining, entertainment and business celebration.

Malaysian Investor of the Year in the UK: YTL Corporation

Picture L-R: Dato' Yeoh Soo Min, Executive Director of YTL Corporation receiving the award from YB Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry
Picture L-R: Dato' Yeoh Soo Min, Executive Director of YTL Corporation receiving the award from YB Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry

Outstanding UK-Malaysia Partnership: Alexander Dennis Ltd & Terberg Tractors Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Picture L-R: Mr. Kee Sin Yoong Director of TMA Sdn Bhd and Mr. Andrew Boulton, Customer Development & Technical Director of Alexander Dennis Ltd receiving the award from YB Dato' Seri Azmin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs
Picture L-R: Mr. Kee Sin Yoong Director of TMA Sdn Bhd and Mr. Andrew Boulton, Customer Development & Technical Director of Alexander Dennis Ltd receiving the award from YB Dato' Seri Azmin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs

UK-Malaysia Business Personality of the Year: Tan Sri Dato' Sri Liew Kee Sin

Picture L-R: Dato' Teow Leong Seng, CEO of Eco World International receiving the award on behalf of Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, presented by Mr. Andrew Sill, BMCC Chairman
Picture L-R: Dato' Teow Leong Seng, CEO of Eco World International receiving the award on behalf of Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, presented by Mr. Andrew Sill, BMCC Chairman

Investing in People: Shell Malaysia

Picture L-R: Ross Fleming, Sales Director of GIH London, Chrysalis presenting the award to Mooi-Fung Farm, HR Director of Shell Malaysia
Picture L-R: Ross Fleming, Sales Director of GIH London, Chrysalis presenting the award to Mooi-Fung Farm, HR Director of Shell Malaysia

Diversity: British Council

Picture L-R: Sarah Deverall, Country Director of British Council receiving the award from H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia
Picture L-R: Sarah Deverall, Country Director of British Council receiving the award from H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia

Technology & Innovation (SME): The Lost Food Project

Picture L-R: Suzanne Mooney, Founder of The Lost Food Project accepting the award from Tan Sri Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Chairman of IDEAS
Picture L-R: Suzanne Mooney, Founder of The Lost Food Project accepting the award from Tan Sri Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Chairman of IDEAS

Technology & Innovation (Large): Dyson Manufacturing Malaysia

Picture L-R: James Gossip, Deputy CEO of HSBC Malaysia presenting the award to Scott Maguire, VP of Engineering and Operations, Dyson Manufacturing Malaysia.
Picture L-R: James Gossip, Deputy CEO of HSBC Malaysia presenting the award to Scott Maguire, VP of Engineering and Operations, Dyson Manufacturing Malaysia.

UK Investor of the Year in Malaysia: Tesco Stores Malaysia

Picture: Paul Ritchie, CEO of Tesco Stores Malaysia (center) accepting the award from YB Darell Leiking, YB Dato' Sri Azmin Ali, H.E. Vicki Treadell and Mr. Andrew Sill
Picture: Paul Ritchie, CEO of Tesco Stores Malaysia (center) accepting the award from YB Darell Leiking, YB Dato' Sri Azmin Ali, H.E. Vicki Treadell and Mr. Andrew Sill

Awards Criteria

This award recognises a Malaysian individual, company or group having a track record of investment in the UK by having built on its successful Malaysian business, and brought mutual economic benefit. The award will focus on the winner demonstrating internationalisation of a Malaysian business. This award will be in celebration of a true Malaysia success story in UK and will exemplify the “Best of Malaysian Business gone International.”

[Closed Nominations]

The Outstanding Partnership Award goes to an individual, team or company that has successfully partnered with a UK or Malaysian counterpart. The close collaboration and synergies created through this partnership will have driven exceptional commercial results and been of significant value-creation to the economy. The award will be given to those who have capitalised on the best of UK & Malaysia expertise through a seamless partnership

[Closed Nominations]

This award recognises an individual who through his/her UK-Malaysian business interests has made a positive impact on the economy, strengthened business ties between both countries, and impacted the community at large. This personality will have demonstrated strong leadership skills, creating a culture that excites, motivates and encourages innovation and ambition. A personality who has achieved many successes in business, who inspires and motivates others

[Closed Nominations]

The investing in People Awards recognises an organisation which has dedicated significant attention and focus on developing people, whether its employees, graduates or members of its supply chain. Through the pursuit of excellence, this organization will have demonstrated its commitment to up-skilling the workforce

[Nominations Open to BMCC Members ONLY]

Criteria:

  • This category is open to all business sizes who are registered in Malaysia and are members of the BMCC
  • The company must demonstrate how they have continuously invested in their people since at least Q1 2017, and developed programs in order to strengthen leadership and staff capability at every level of their organisation or throughout their supply-chain.
  • The company must have fostered a culture of reward and recognition at all levels of their organisation, proving they have recognised the right behaviours as well as performance.
  • The company must be able to demonstrate that their people are inspired and motivated to acheive their potential and that managers lead by example to drive the organisation forward.

The Diversity Award recognizes companies of all sizes, across all industries that have shown their commitment to developing a diverse workforce. This award recognizes those who have programs, initiatives, resources and/or community involvement programs in place to advance the promotion of diversity in the workplace, while openly embracing the benefits that a diverse workforce has for everyone.

[Nominations Open to Members & Non-Members]

Criteria:

  • This award is open to any sized UK or Malaysian business registered in Malaysia, or BMCC member.
  • The business must provide evidence of embracing an open working environment and culture accepting all employees as equals.
  • The company must illustrate a pro-active strategy in fostering women leadership, progress and results to acheiving gender and ethnicity balance at all levels in their organisation.

This award is given to a company that relentlessly pursues new solutions and challenges the status quo in order to operate with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Through developing innovative technologies and taking risks, this company is contributing to Malaysia’s productivity enhancement and paving the way to greater system automation while developing its people’s skill-set to tackle these challenges

[Nominations Open to Members & Non-Members]

Criteria:

  • This award is open to any sized UK or Malaysian business registered in Malaysia, or BMCC member.
  • The company should demonstrate that they have substantially improved their operational performance since minimum Q1 2017 in terms of digital transformation, workflow effectiveness, customer experience management, increased turnover and improved margins or cost control through an innovation in their use and application of technologies.

This award will recognise a British company having a track record of investment in Malaysia by having built on its successful UK business, and brought mutual economic benefit. The winner will have successfully integrated its business in Malaysia, and demonstrated its appetite and commitment to continue to grow its presence in-market

[Nominations Open to BMCC Members ONLY]

Criteria:

  • This category is open to any sized British registered company or subsidiary to a British company operating in Malaysia, and who is a member of the BMCC.
  • The business must demonstrate that it contributes to the local Malaysian economy through a thriving business showing impressive growth year-on-year.
  • The company must prove how it is contributing towards high-value job-creation
  • The company must provide evidence of increased organic growth and/or investment in Malaysia since its beginning of operations in Malaysia.