The Malta Independent 26 March 2019, Tuesday

Malta’s Best-in-Business Awards 2018 & Malta’s International Boats & Yachting Awards 2018

Sunday, 21 October 2018, 10:30 Last update: about 5 months ago

A unique combination of two prestigious award programmes in one glamorous gala awards ceremony

Maltese entrepreneurs are thought leaders whose known yet unrecognised drive and passion for innovation do not also provide new solutions to some of the island's most pressing problems, but they also create jobs, generate economic growth and encourage creativity. In short, they leave the Maltese business community a legacy to help create and make a much more improved operational working environment and instil a much more entrepreneurial feel good factor.


These are the reasons why they will be celebrated this November in a very ambitious and unique gala award ceremony combining Malta's Best in Business organisations and companies, together with the best talent and enterprising business role models in the boats and yachting industry. Over 60 best-of-the-best nominee entrepreneurs will convene for the fourth MBIBA and second MIBYA gala award programme, which will gather over 500 distinguished top tier business entrepreneurs from various sectors of the Maltese business community. The winners will be announced at/about 22:00 in a still top-secret five-star venue to be announced shortly.

The awards are the annual culmination of MBR Publication's 2018 business awards programme that recognises and honours the leading entrepreneurs, creators, innovators ND prime business role models who have contributed to the Maltese economic growth, have been architects of new products, services and job creation across wide-ranging business spectra. The company has been at the forefront of organising business awards in Malta for over 10 years and is the undisputed pioneer of turning these gala awards into an accredited prestigious and highly successful business awards programme that are not only transparent but also increase the growth factor of the winners. MBR Publications has recently successfully celebrated Malta's Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, with over 400 C-Level and top business leaders attending the gala evening at Marsa Sports Club, where the company made another significant genuine contribution to the Malta Community Chest Fund during the event; part of its CSR activity and credo.

The nightlong gathering brings together for the first time this year two distinct industries - commercial, industrial and general business, with the boats and yachting industry. The awards are judged separately by fellow expert entrepreneurs or qualified business leaders, who will evaluate their individual strengths according to five criteria and eventually choose one, exceptional, overall winner in both sections. The qualities of entrepreneurship are widely recognised and celebrated, but nowhere else will you see such a thorough, precise and transparent process in Malta. Winners are evaluated by an independent judging panel, where each judge receives a detailed company profile, statistics, history, milestones, including confidential data and meets the finalists in a formal live Q&A during the gala evening.

A study compared the financial performance of 120 award-winning companies across Europe against that of non-award winners and found that the winners enjoyed sales growth of 77 per cent. Winning a prestigious Malta's Best in Business Award, or an International Boats & Yachting Award will help your organisation to stand out, send a positive message to your existing customers and attract new business.

Malta's Best in Business Awards and Malta's International Boats & Yachting Awards aim to highlight and reward excellence across the private and public sectors to help entrepreneurs and business leaders become even more successful.

Winners will receive a keepsake trophy and accredited certification, a press release with judges' comments on why they have won. These comments can also be used on winner's website, together with other marketing materials at no cost, and will be published on MBR Publications website and Facebook pages, as well as the Malta Independent online portal, which is great for business link building. The organisers and promoters will also contact winners to provide free help and guidance on how to maximise awareness of their success. This will include how best to generate media coverage in the press, broadcast media and online as well as how to communicate your success directly to existing and potential clients, staff and other key opinion formers.


For further information, please contact: Margaret Brincat at [email protected]/[email protected]/ or call 9940 6743 / 9926 0162

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