The fantastic finalists! The fantastic finalists!

The SME Stars of business Awards was held last Sunday not just to celebrate the winners, but more importantly to celebrate the entire business community in the region. With over 3,500 audited nominations competition for an award was certainly fierce. To be shortlisted as a finalist in any category was an excellent accomplishment in itself. Here we take a look at the companies that made the competitive shortlist for each category.

SME support partners is the only section we have at this awards that allows inclusion of large enterprises, since it is these larger businesses that often pave the way in implementing fast and efficient solutions for SMEs.

Consultants
Technical Architects Gulf Classic General Contracting Company
(For more information please visit www.tagcc.ae)

Unicom Computer System
(For more information please contact info@unicom.com)

Vivoteq Middle
(For more information please contact info@vivoteq.com)

Winner: Xeratek Document Solutions.
(For more information please visit www.xeratekuae.com)

Transportation and logistics
Elite Valet Car Parking Services
(For more information please contact anisnassar@yahoo.com)

Globe Trekkers
(For more information please visit www.globetrekkersonline.com )

Nahel.com
(For more information please visit www.nahel.com)

Winner: First Flight Couriers (Middle East)
(For more information please visit www.firstflightme.com)

ICT support and services

HP Middle East
(For more information please contact www.hp.com)

Paramount
(For more information please visit www.paramountassure.com)

Sage Software Middle East
(For more information please visit www.me.sage.com)

Winner: du
(For more information please visit www.du.ae)

Banking and finance
Agile Financial Technologies
(For more information please contact kalpesh.desai@agile-ft.com)

CashU
(For more information please visit www.cashu.com)

Emirates Financial
(For more information please contact effuae@gmail.com)

Emirates Gold (DMCC)
(For more information please visit www.emiratesgold.ae)

Nasim Al Barari Exchange
(For more information please contact nabex@emirates.net.ae)

Winner: Al Rostamani International Exchange
(For more information please visit www.alrostamaniexchange.com)

Insurance
Asia Insurance Services
(For more information please contact sharad.shama@asiainsuranceglobal.com)

Halyot Guard
(For more information please visit www.halyot.me)

Kingstar Insurance Agencies
(For more information please contact mail@kingstar-dubai.com)

Pinnacle Insurance Brokers
(For more information please visit www.pinnacleuae.com)

Winner: Hayati Healthcare
(For more information please visit www.hayatihealthcare.com)

Our next section of the awards deals with business functions. Within this we dedicated particular attention to three areas which we felt deserved recognition for both their cutting edge business approach and invaluable contribution to the growth of the SME sector.

Effective financial implementation
Coffee Planet
(For more information please visit www.mycoffeeplanet.com)

Doozi Gulf General Trading
(For more information please visit www.doozigulf.com)

Itrom Trading Drug Store
(For more information please visit www.pharmaconsult.ae)

Sage Software Middle East
(For more information please visit www.me.sage.com)

Winner: Al Rostamani International Exchange
(For more information please visit www.alrostamaniexchange.com)

Incredibly innovative approach
Dreamdays
(For more information please visit www.dreamdays.ae)

me&riley contemporary events
(For more information please visit www.meandriley.com)

Paws Pet Planet
(For more information please visit www.pawspetplanet.com)

S*uce
(For more information please visit www.shopatsauce.com)

Shifra Smart Homes
(For more information please visit www.shifrasmarthomes.com)

Toys on Rent
(For more information please visit www.toysonrentme.com)

WaterWise Car Washing
(For more information please visit www.waterwise.ae)

World Black Belts Centre
(For more information please contact Altaie@aol.com)

Winner: Heels & Deals
(For more information please visit www.heelsanddeals.org)

Best technology implementation
Data Direct
(For more information please visit www.datadirect.ae)

Solutions Middle East
(For more information please visit www.solutions-me.com)

Winner: Sage Software Middle East
(For more information please visit www.me.sage.com)

The Industry achievement categories proved to be the most challenging in terms of trying to condense all the nominations into smaller groups of contenders. There were so many impressive entries and in the end it took much deliberation before finally deciding on the winners.

Trade
Al Ameen Stationary Trading
(For more information please contact rasheed@alameenstationery.com)

Dughmosh Trading Co
(For more information please visit www.dughmoshgroup.com)

Gem Corp DMCC
(For more information please visit www.gemcorpdmcc.com)

Helios Business System
(For more information please visit www.heliosme.com)

Masafi Star Foodstuff
(For more information please visit www.masafistar.com)

Monolith General Trading
(For more information please visit www.monolithuae.com)

PFF Europe B V
(For more information please visit www.pff-group.com)

Sun Chemical Middle East
(For more information please visit www.sun-chemical.jp)

Winner: Petrotech Enterprises
(For more information please visit www.petrotechgroup.org)

Hospitality and tourism
Appetite catering
(For more information please visit www.appetite.ae)

Compass International Tours
(For more information please visit www.compassuae.com)

Dreamdays
(For more information please visit www.dreamdays.ae)

East Avenue Travels and Tourism
(For more information please visit www.eastavenuedubai.com)

Flying Elephant Parties
(For more information please visit www.flyingelephantuae.com)

Lama Dubai Floating Restaurant
(For more information please visit www.lama.ae)

Local House Coffee Shop & Restaurant
(For more information please visit www.localhousedubai.com)

Net Tours and Travels
(For more information please visit www.netgroupdubai.com)

Switch Middle East
(For more information please visit www.switchbowling.com)

Travco
(For more information please visit www.travcotravel.com)

Winner: Meat co, and Ribs and Rumps
(For more information visit www.themeatco.com or www.ribsandrumps.com)

Retail
Al Haramain Perfumes
(For more information please visit www.alharamainperfumes.com)

Concept Group of Companies
(For more information please visit www.mariorossini.net)

KidZania, Dubai
(For more information please visit www.thedubaimall.com/en/shop/kidzania)

Kitsch Cupcakes
(For more information please visit www.kitschconcept.com)

Sugar Daddy’s Bakery & Care
(For more information please visit www.sugardaddysbakery.com)

Winners: Coffee Planet
(For more information please visit www.mycoffeeplanet.com)

Media and marketing
Active PR
(For more information please visit www.activepr.biz)

Content Syndicate
(For more information please visit www.contentsyndicate.com)

MediaCubed
(For more information please visit www.mediacubed.com)

Mediastow
(For more information please visit www.mediastow.com)

NTV Technologies
(For more information please visit www.ntv.in)

Winner: Flying Elephant Parties
(For more information please visit www.flyingelephantuae.com)

Professional Services
Conjugate
(For more information please visit www.conjugate.co.in)

Innovative HR Solutions
(For more information please visit www.ihsdubai.com)

Phoenix Training Solutions
(For more information please visit www.phoenixsolutionsuk.com)

Sae Institute
(For more information please visit www.sae.edu )

Sentinel Business Centres
(For more information please visit www.sentinel.ae)

Solutions Middle East
(For more information please visit www.solutions-me.com)

The International Centre of Excellence
(For more information please visit www.icemena.com)

Trans Gulf Management
(For more information please visit www.transgulfme.com)

Winner: The biz Group
(For more information please visit www.biz-ability.com or www.biz-events.ae)

Health and wellness
American Dental Clinic
(For more information please visit www.american -dental-clinic.com)

Insportz Club
(For more information please visit www.insportzclub.com)

Sultan Group Healthcare
(For more information please visit www.sultangroup.ae)

Winner: Gulf Healthcare International
(For more information please contact rizwan.azam@gulf-healthcare.com)

Technology and online
Cobone.com
(For more information please visit www.cobone.com)

Comguard
(For more information please contact pradeepullal@gmail.com)

Ethos Consultancy
(For more information please visit www.ethos.ae)

Go.Nabit.com
(For more information please visit www.gonabit.com)

LiveRoute
(For more information please visit www.liveroute.net)

Paramount
(For more information please visit www.paramountassure.com)

Winner: Sage Software Middle East
(For more information please visit www.me.sage.com)

Manufacturing
Al Haramin
(For more information please visit www.alharamainperfumes.com )

Beauty Contact
(For more information please visit www.beautycontact.com)

German Imaging Technologies Dubai
(For more information please visit www.gitdubai.com)

Winner: Ocean Rubber Factory
(For more information please visit www.oceanrubber.com)

Construction and real estate
Al Mawarid General Contracting
(For more information please contact mahmoud@almawarid.com )

Golden Sands General Contracting Company
(For more information please visit www.gsgcco.com)

Internal Line Interior Design
(For more information please contact jenilyn@internalline.com)

Serendipity by Design
(For more information please visit www.serendipity.ae)

Winner: Shifra Smart Homes
(For more information please visit www.shifrasmarthomes.com)

Green business of the year
German Imaging technologies Dubai
(For more information please contact khaitab98988@yahoo.com)

PTL Solar
(For more information please visit www.ptlsolar.com)
Winner: WaterWise Car Wash
(For more information please visit www.ptlsolar.com)

Admirable woman entrepreneur
Sawsan Ghanem, Active PR
(For more information please visit www.activepr.biz)

Kelly Lundberg, Divine
(For more information please visit shop@divine.ae)

Nayla Al Khaja, D-Seven
(For more information please visit www.d-seven.com)

Suad Alhalwachi, Education Zone
(For more information please visit www.ezone.ae)

Claire Fenner and Georgie Hearson, Heels & Deals
(For more information please visit www.heelsanddeals.org)

Fathiya Ahmed, Heritage for Henna
(For more information please visit www.heritageforhenna.com)

Zayan Ghandour, Fatima Ghobash and Dina Saleh, S*uce
(For more information please visit www.shopatsauce.com)

Lex Akehurst, XSPORT Motorsport

(For more information please visit  www.x-sportgroup.com

Winner: Tala Badri, Centre for Musical Arts

(For more information please visit www.cmadubai.com)

Emirati entrepreneur of the year
Nayla Al Khaja, D-Seven
(For more information please visit www.d-seven.com)

East Avenue Travels and Tourism
(For more information please visit www.eastavenuedubai.com)

Fathiya Ahmed, Heritage for Henna
(For more information please visit www.heritageforhenna.com)

Abdul Salam Al Madani, INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organisations Establishment
(For more information please visit www.index.ae)

Winner: Centre for Musical Arts
(For more information please visit www.cmadubai.com)

The one to watch (best new business)
Aroushi Beauty Salon & Spa
(For more information please visit www.aroushibeautysalon.com)

Sugar Daddy’s Bakery & Cafe
(For more information please visit www.sugardaddysbadkery.com)

MediaCubed
(For more information please visit www.mediacubed.com)

KidZania, Dubai
(For more information please visit www.thedubaimall.com/en/shop/kidzania)

Beauty Contact
(For more information please visit www.beautycontact.com)

Cobone.com
(For more information please visit www.cobone.com)

Ignite Fitness & Wellness
(For more information please visit www.ignite-wellness.com)

Kitsch Cupcakes
(For more information please visit www.kitschconcept.com)

Azur Spa
(For more information please visit www.facebook.com/AzurSpa)

WaterWise Car Washing
(For more information please visit www.waterwise.ae)

Heels & Deals
(For more information please visit www.heelsanddeals.org)

Shifra Smart Homes
(For more information please visit www.shifrasmarthomes.com)

Carousel Solutions
(For more information please visit www.carousel-solutions.com)

Me&riley contemporary events
(For more information please visit www.meandriley.com)

Paws Pet Planet
(For more information please visit www.pawspetplanet.com)

Kharabeesh
(For more information please visit www.kharabeesh.com)

Amazing Woman Rock
(For more information please visit www.AmazingWomenRock.com)

The Question Company
(For more information please visit www.thequestioncompany.com)

Winner: Go.Nabit.com
(For more information please visit www.gonabit.com)

Business star of the year
The Nail Spa
(For more information please contact shabana@nailspa.ae)

Insportz Club
(For more information please visit www.insportzclub.com)

Appetite Catering
(For more information please visit www.appetite.ae)

Meat Co, and Rips and Rumps
(For more information please visit www.themeatco.com or www.ribsandrumps.com)

Sage Software Middle East
(For more information please visit www.sage.com)

Heritage for Henna
(For more information please visit www.heritageforhenna.com)

Lama Dubai Floating Restaurant
(For more information please visit www.lama.ae)

First Flight Couriers (Middle East)
(For more information please visit www.firstflightme.com)

The biz Group
(For more information please visit www.biz-ability.com or www.biz-events.ae)

Flying Elephant
(For more information please visit www.flyingelephantuae.com)

American Dental Clinic
(For more information please visit www.american -dental-clinic.com)

S*uce
(For more information please visit www.shopatsauce.com)

Winner: Ethos Consultancy
(For more information please visit www.ethos.ae)

Rushika Bhatia Editor

Rushika Bhatia is one of the region’s leading commentators on business and current affairs issues. She is the Editor of SME Advisor magazine - the flagship title of CPI Business. She is passionate about infographics – with special emphasis on data, research and statistics. Rushika has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, USA and is also CIMA qualified.

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